KTDG102 USB Dongle can operate in four modes.
As a Thread network evaluation tool by itself. It can be configured through USB communications interface and the Kirale Command-Line Shell by human-friendly commands in any computer platform (Windows/Linux/MAC OS).
UART hosted in a microcontroller systemTo top
As a rapid prototyping evaluation of the UART interface a four wire cable is provided for quick serial connection with an application microcontroller, avoiding to build adaptation boards or manual wire wrapping to the RX/TX pads. It can be configured and managed through UART communications interface and the Kirale Binary Interface.
USB hosted in a Linux-operating systemTo top
Connected in a free USB port of the system it can be configured and managed by the host. Taking advantage of its USB-Ethernet capability it will automatically work as an Ethernet interface for the system. So a host Linux system can be easily turned on a Thread Border Router with a few standard services configuration and relaying the Thread network management to the KiNOS certified stack.
IEEE 802.15.4 packet snifferTo top
With a simple firmware flashing the KTDG102 USB Dongle can behave as radio sniffer. Kirale provides the tools needed to perform real-time frame captures and to link it to a Wireshark protocol analyzer to display the captured packets.