[riot-devel] Future Hardware Platforms
oleg at riot-os.org
Tue Aug 6 11:41:41 CEST 2013
> I see that all platforms currently discussed are "arm cortex
> m3"-based, and their primary wireless interface is ieee802.11 based.
the Atmel SAM3S features an at86rf231 which is designed for 802.15.4 - and
already (partly) supported by RIOT. 
> Does the IOT community moves to good old wifi? That would completely
> change the networking problems...
I think IoT comprises both technologies: 802.15.4 and 802.11 (and probably
many more link layers, such as 802.3 or PLC). In my opinion, this is one main
difference to classical WSNs: standardized network protocols ranging from
lossy, low-power links to rather powerful ones.
> ps: I think the raspberry pi isn't really what we want: too powerful
> cpu, no wireless, a lot of interfaces we don't need...hdmi (video
Well, I think the Raspberry wouldn't fit as a reference platform, but could be
considered as the upper end for the range of IoT devices. Hence, we're
targeting to support this platform with RIOT - maybe w/o features like HDMI...
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