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Thread is an IPv6 based wireless personal area mesh networking protocol designed for home and building automation. Thread enables smart locks, thermostats, and other sensor or actuator devices to seamlessly integrate with existing cloud-based infrastructures and digital assistants. Explore our OpenThread on the SimpleLink™ family of wireless MCUs offering sub 0.85-μA sleep current.

Lowest power

  • Lowest power thread platform
  • Multi-year operation on a coin cell battery
  • Enhanced sensor controller for ultra-low power

OpenThread Stack

  • The CC26x2 SDK contains the OpenThread stack
  • Regular contributions to the open thread community

SimpleLink™ MCU Platform

  • 100% code reuse across the portfolio
  • Comprehensive learning experience
  • Example code offered by TI Resource Explorer

What is Thread?

Thread is an open standard created for reliable, cost-effective, and low-power communication in home and building automation:

  • Secure, wireless mesh network protocol
  • Open IPv6 based protocol allows for easy connection with existing networks
  • Easy to use smart-phone commissioning
  • Supports wireless device to device, device to mobile, and device to cloud communication


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Sleepy end devices

Battery operated nodes that only communicate through a parent node that the Leader designated.

Router-eligible end devices

Ability to turn into a Router to ensure there is no single point of failure in the mesh network.


Routes packets within the Thread network and enables/accepts new devices joining the network.

Border Routers

Provides connectivity to adjacent networks (Wi-Fi, Ethernet, etc.). Routes packets in and out of the Thread network.

Say hello to faster network prototyping

Create secure, low-power, multi-band sensor networks in minutes with our new LaunchPad SensorTag Kits. This fully enclosed, battery-operated wireless prototpying platform can jumpstart your development with out-of-the-box battery-operation and on-board sensors.

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Key Products

CC1352R Chip shot

New! CC1352R wireless MCU

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New! CC1352P wireless MCU

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CC2652R wireless MCU

*some stack components will be embedded in ROM in production devices to increase application code space in flash


Support for Sub-1 GHz + 2.4 GHz concurrency with the lowest power multi-band wireless MCU  Support for Sub-1 GHz + 2.4 GHz concurrency with an integrated 20dBm PA enabling longer range Get all the benefits of 2.4 GHz concurrency with the loweset power multi-protocol wireless MCU

Key Features

SimpleLink MCU Platform Compliant
Application MCU Arm® Cortex®- M4F Arm® Cortex®- M4F Arm® Cortex®- M4F
352kB flash, 256kB ROM*, 80kB RAM
352kB flash, 256kB ROM*, 80kB RAM
352kB flash, 256kB ROM*, 80kB RAM
Standby Current Consumption 0.8µA 0.8µA 0.9µA


OpenThread is an open source implementation of Thread released by Nest. OpenThread is distributed on GitHub and the software is available under a BSD license. We contribute all OpenThread development efforts to the OpenThread community.

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