The Cascoda Thread Evaluation Kit comprises of a Raspberry Pi HAT with onboard Chili2S module and two separate Chili2D modules. Both include onboard integrated antennas.
These are pre-programmed to allow rapid evaluation of Thread using the OpenThread Command Line Interface (CLI).
The Pi HAT requires a host Raspberry Pi Model 4, 3B+, 3B, 3A+ or 2B computer platform and associated power supply, display, keyboard and mouse. Furthermore it requires that the Raspberry Pi has a programmed SD card (not supplied) to include the necessary software required for the evaluation (see below).
The Chili2D modules feature a mini-USB socket and require power via this. (Note a LiPo Battery Option is available here).
Quick start guides and software downloads / images are all available free of charge from the Cascoda Github (found here).
For advanced evaluation a multi-programming cable is available separately (found here). This allows use of either a JTAG, Olimex or Nuvoton Nu-Link to program the Pi HAT Chili2S and the Chili2D modules.
- Note: Raspberry Pi and SD Card NOT INCLUDED.