Announces plans to release low-power wireless networking software under an Open Source license
NXP Enables the “Internet of Things” with JenNet-IP Software
In recent years, interest in the Internet of Things – in which every device has an IP address and could be monitored and controlled via a secure Internet connection – has gained considerable momentum. However, a major roadblock to adoption has been the proliferation of different networking software variants for different applications
JenNet-IP is an enhanced 6LoWPAN network layer specifically targeting ultra-low-power networking based on IEEE 802.15.4 for both residential and industrial applications. Currently in use with lead customers including IBM and TCP, JenNet-IP is particularly appealing because it is IP-based and capable of scaling to support large networks up to 500 devices; designed to work with or without Internet gateways; and has many attractive features including ultra-low power, long RF range, low memory footprint, and a low total cost of ownership.
JenNet-IP is based on NXP‟s proven JenNet network protocol stack, which is used in over 3,000 installations globally, and runs on NXP‟s JN5148 ultra-low-power wireless microcontroller and modules.
Key features of the JenNet-IP networking software include:
- Highly robust, easily scalable, self-healing tree network proven at over 500 nodes.
- Proven in a variety of residential and industrial applications, including asset management, lighting, solar and building control.
- IP-based networking to enable the Internet of Things.
- Gateway or non-gateway options for connection to the Internet or stand-alone operation.
- Easy-to-use, elegant and extensible SNAP object-oriented API.
- Highly secure: 128-bit AES encryption with secure authentication and device joining.
- Future-proof for device applications and network upgrades with Over-Network Download.
- Low memory footprint under 128KB.
- Low cost of ownership: small memory footprint, low development complexity, royalty-free.