OpenThread released by Google is...
...an open-source implementation of the Thread networking protocol. Google Nest has released OpenThread to make the technology used in Nest products more broadly available to developers to accelerate the development of products for the connected home.
...OS and platform agnostic, with a narrow platform abstraction layer and a small memory footprint, making it highly portable. It supports both system-on-chip (SoC) and network co-processor (NCP) designs.
...a Thread Certified Component, implementing all features defined in the Thread 1.2 specification, including all Thread networking layers (IPv6, 6LoWPAN, IEEE 802.15.4 with MAC security, Mesh Link Establishment, Mesh Routing) and device roles, as well as Border Router support.
More information about Thread can be found at threadgroup.org. Thread is a registered trademark of the Thread Group, Inc.
All end-user documentation and guides are located at openthread.io. If you're looking to do things like...
...then openthread.io is the place for you.
Note: For users in China, end-user documentation is available at openthread.google.cn.
If you're interested in contributing to OpenThread, read on.
We would love for you to contribute to OpenThread and help make it even better than it is today! See our Contributing Guidelines for more information.
OpenThread follows the Semantic Versioning guidelines for release cycle transparency and to maintain backwards compatibility. OpenThread's versioning is independent of the Thread protocol specification version but will clearly indicate which version of the specification it currently supports.
Please only use the OpenThread name and marks when accurately referencing this software distribution. Do not use the marks in a way that suggests you are endorsed by or otherwise affiliated with Nest, Google, or The Thread Group.
OpenThread support is available on GitHub: