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IEEE 802.15.4 implementation for Linux

As a part of the research activities in the Embedded Systems – Open Platform Group from Siemens Corporate Technology a group of researchers is working on adding support for the IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Personal Area Networks to the Linux. The current implementation is neither certified nor even feature complete. However they’d like to present current state of the patchset to the Linux developers community to gain comments, fixes, ideas, etc. This is not yet a pull request, but more like an RFC.

The project page is available at with source code of kernel part available from git at, mirrored for convenience at git://

More info here.

Security in 802.15.4 and ZigBee networks

The Wireless Sensor Network Research Group has published a complete article about the security insights in 802.15.4 and ZigBee networks. An essential document for those who want to know more about how the encryption, authentication
and data integrity mechanisms are developed and how they can be used to get a more secure deployment for Wireless Sensor Networks.  The article is available here.

802.15.4 vs ZigBee

The Wireless Sensor Network Research group (WSNRG) has published a new article titled 802.15.4 vs ZigBee which to help people to clarify with all the communications technologies which are used in the WSN field: 802.15.4, ZigBee, Mesh protocols, 2.4GHz, 868MHz and 900MHz bands… This first document compares both *IEEE 802.15.4* and *ZigBee* technologies and explains its main characteristics. Read the article here.