[riot-devel] Propose of some Hardware Platform for RIOT

Mic Musk mic.musk at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 18:57:13 CET 2014

I need to make myself clear that the fully supported platform I'm talking about should not just be tested with the microkernel. For practical usages of RIOT, the platform should be well tested and supported with both RIOT microkernel as well as its essential facilities like communication stack, encryption utilities, and more.

I highly recommend RIOT to have at least one great platform that is (1) fully functional for IoT applications and at the same time, (2) can better show RIOT's distinct features among competing OSes.

Therefore, I propose to design a customized board/mote for RIOT since I don't really see a best fit for such a purpose.

Please share your ideas so that we may have something different for RIOT.

Mic Musk

On February 5, 2014 at 1:02:30 AM, Mic Musk (mic.musk at gmail.com) wrote:

Hi All,

For the convenience of getting started with RIOT and better developing with it, I propose that RIOT community should have one or more *officially* tested & supported hardware platform(s). As RIOT is relatively new, there is no reason why we shouldn't choose new hardware platforms or chips to better benefit the community.

For the choice of MCU, I highly recommend EnergyMicro's EFM32 series which features very low-power modes that can greatly utilize RIOT's tickless kernel. I must claim that I have no connection with EnergyMicro or Silabs. It's simply the idea of picking up the most appropriate and state-of-the-art chip for RIOT.

For the RF part, I guess there are roughly two common categories: 2.4 GHz and Sub-1 GHz. There are some nice new chips too.

I'd like to hear you guys' opinions about this idea.

Moreover, it's possible for me to specifically design a very nice board/mote for RIOT community if it's desired.


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