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Google´s Open Source radio protocol on 6LoWPAN at a glance

Features of Googles Radio protocol

  • 868 / 915 MHz instead of 2400 MHz
  • Frequency hopping instead of Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum like 802.15.4
  • Licence free 6LoWPAN instead of ZigBee
  • Open source instead of proprietary

Advantage of Google´s Radio protocol

  • Better coverage in buildings
  • End-to-end security if they use IPsec
  • Proven standard IPv6 plus 6LoWPAN
  • No NDAs
  • No approval process to build accessories

Benefits of Google´s Radio protocol

  • No licence fee
  • Lower BOM
  • Maybe like lower power consumption
  • Frequency hopping is complain to the new EN 300 328 V1.8.1

Google was so clever to think about making their Open Source radio protocol complain to the new version of EN 300 328 V1.8.1.

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