Getting Started with Thread

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Thread is a secure, wireless mesh networking protocol. The Thread stack is an open standard that is built upon a collection of existing Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards, rather than a whole new standard.

For more information about Thread SDK, see UG103.11 .

Product Overview

Note : If you are installing an EM3x development kit, do not install Ember Desktop as documented in the Quick Start Guide. Instead, install Simplicity Studio as noted below.

Software Components

See the stack release notes for version restrictions and compatibility constraints for the stack and these components. To develop Silicon Labs Thread applications, you will need the following. Installation instructions are provided in the section Install Simplicity Studio and the Silicon Labs Thread Stack:

For more information about Thread installation, see QSG113 .

API Sets

The Thread API Reference documentation for the EM35x and EFR32x includes the following API sets: