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6LoWPAN module on 868/915 MHz with IPsec security

The 6LoWPAN module enables secure low-power wireless IPv6 communication for sensors and small devices. It comes with user-programmable, royalty-free 6LoWPAN stack with mesh routing capability. 6LoWPAN is an Internet Engineering Task Force standard to develop wireless, low-power sensors and devices on IP communication. Your low-power network on 6LoWPAN can easily be integrated into an existing LAN or WLAN or can operate autonomously. You can access to the 6LoWPAN network by any device that is supporting IP communication easily (laptops, tablets or smartphones).

Secure communication is provided on Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and on Internet Key Exchange Protocol version 2 (IKEv2). This gives you highly secure end-to-end communication if ever your package hops over unsecured network nodes.

6LoWPAN module protocol / layer structure

6LoWPAN module protocol / layer structure

The 6LowPAN module is powered by an ARM™ Cortex M3 uC and provides GPIO and peripheral interfaces. 192kB of flash memory and 32kB of RAM are available for your application. Several low-power modes are provided to save energy.  These features help you to get a long stand by time on battery.  The module supports 868 / 915 MHz to reach higher distance in buildings.

6LoWPAN module at a glance

  • Standard communication on IP
  • End to end security on IPsec and IKEv2Low power for operating on battery
  • Your code will run direct on the module
  • 868 / 915 MHz for better indoor coverage

Hardware Features

  • ARM Cortex M3 32-Bit Microcontroller
  • Up to 192kB flash memory for user application
  • Up to 32kB RAM for user application
  • Unique EUI64 address
  • 2D barcode address label
  • 4 (10) channels in EU (US) mode
  • 19 GPIOs with multiplexed peripheral functions:
    • 2 x UART, SPI, 3 x ADC, 2 x DAC, 11 x PWM, USB, CAN, I2C, 8 x timer
    • Several 5V tolerant I/Os available
  • Low current consumption:
    • 3.7μA Standby Mode
    • 13.5mA Receive Mode
    • 18.5mA Transmit Mode @ 0 dBm
  • Two modulation schemes
    • BPSK (20kBps EU, 40kBps US)
    • O-QPSK (100kBps EU, 250kBps US)
  • Receiver sensitivity: up to -110dBm
  • TX output power: up to 10dBm
  • ETSI / FCC compliant

Firmware Features

  • Serial command interface with built-in security and over-the-air update functionality
  • Royalty-free library bundle of custom firmware
    • 6LoWPAN communication library with mesh routing capability
    • IPSec & IKEv2 security libraries
    • Over-the-air update library
    • Several peripheral libraries

6LoWPAN module with IPsec on 868 / 915 MHz

6LoWPAN module with IPsec on 868 / 915 MHz

Benefits

  • Uniquely simple programmability
  • Standard-compliant security solution
  • No need for external micro controller
  • Plug-and-Play integration into local land wide-area networks
  • No RF design required
  • Superior radio propagation

2 Comments

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  1. Hi,

    I’m strongly interested by this product. I need to develop a generic board with multiple phy and Mac layers based on proprietary, Zigbee and 6LowPan protocols.

    Could you tell me which distributor supplies it?

    Thanks a lot by advance for your reply.

    Kind regards,
    Pierre-Henri Meynaud.

  2. Pierre-Henri, the module supports 6LoWPAN on 868 / 915 MHz. ZigBee is on 2400 MHz only. If you really have a need for multiple phy and Mac layers based on proprietary, Zigbee and 6LowPan protocol then you have to select somthing on 2400 MHz.

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