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Contiki 2.5 Released

Contiki 2.5 is finally out! New in Contiki 2.5 are ContikiRPL, the Contiki implementation of the new IETF RPL IPv6 routing protocol, ContikiMAC, a radio duty cycling mechanism that allows routing nodes to keep the radios off for more than 99% of the time, Contiki Collect, a complete rewrite of Contiki’s native data collection protocol, and an implementation of the IETF CoRE CoAP Protocol.

You can Download here. Changelog is available here.

Contiki 2.5 Release Candidate 1 Avaliable

Contiki 2.5 release candidate 1 it out! Contiki 2.5 brings many improvements over previous releases, such as an implementation of the IETF RPL protocol, an experimental implementation of the IETF CoRE CoAP protocol, the new ContikiMAC radio duty cycling protocol, a complete rework of the Contiki collect address-free data collection protocol, as well as a number of new platforms. The purpose of the release candidate is for people to download and test, to help us find any remaining show-stopper bugs.
Download the code here and read on for details.

ContikiRPL went public

The Contiki team is happy to announce that ContikiRPL has been made public! ContikiRPL is an open-source implementation of RPL – the proposed standard routing protocol for IPv6 in low-power and lossy networks. Read on for details on how to get ContikiRPL up and running.

RPL works by building and maintaining directed acyclic graphs toward root nodes. The protocol is the result of a collaboration between academia and industry in the ROLL working group at the IETF. In March 2010, an interoperability event hosted by the IPSO Alliance took place in Anaheim, CA. ContikiRPL participated in this event and was tested against a number of emerging RPL implementations.

Full scoop available here

Contiki Crash Course

Contiki Crash Course

Participants to the CONET SENIOT Summer School held in Bertinoro, Italy, this summer had the opportunity to attend an interesting hands-on session with basic exercises with the Contiki Operating System for WSN. Material from the course is available online, you could download the slides from the presentation and session notes. The material is self consistent so you could try it out too!

Contiki, developed mostly at SICS since 2003, has reached a level of stability that is interesting to explore further and it also has a growing community of users. Earlier this month, two new ports were made avaialbe: Crosbow MicaZ and Sensinode, besides other platforms already supported.

Everything Contiki available here

Contiki 2.3

Contiki 2.3 is now available. It brings a new IPv6 routing layer, IPv6/6lowpan for the Tmote Sky platform, the Cooja TimeLine, a set of new shell commands, improvements to the LPP and X-MAC power-saving radio protocols, a new port to the MSB430 platform, and a Twitter client.

The release also includes an updated version of Instant Contiki, the Contiki development environment.

Check their the web site for downloads

Sun SPOTs on the Internet via PS3/Ubuntu + Sentilla USB/Contiki OS

A demo of Internetworking with Sun SPOT sensor nodes. The Sun SPOTs are running an IPv6 Stack and connects to Internet via a Sentilla USB Stick running a 802.15.4/HC01 to ethernet bridge and a PS3 running Ubuntu linux acting as a router. The Sun SPOTs run an application that blinks the leads when pinged and that reacts to commands sent as UDP packets to port 61616. The setup also consists of a laptop that runs ubuntu and that is used for sending out pings and led on/off commands to the Sun SPOTs via Internet. Both the PS3 and the laptop are connected to Internet via IPv6 tunnels (go6/freenet6). The PS3 acts as a router and has a 64 bits link prefix for the sensor network and the laptop only has one IPv6 address for its own access. All the nodes also post sensor reading to the global IPSO interop server.