The ZWIR4512 Development Kit is a set of three circuit boards intended as an evaluation and application development platform for the ZWIR4512 6LoWPAN module. Each Development Board provides an Ethernet and USB interface to connect with the user's PC. The USB is used as a virtual COM port and provides the power supply for JTAG programming and debugging. The Ethernet interface is provided to easily integrate the 6LoWPAN network into existing network infrastructure. Push buttons and LEDs are available as an on-board user interface. The application circuitry can be easily prototyped.

The Development Kit provides firmware libraries and example programs. Firmware libraries include an operating system, IDT's mesh-routing-enabled 6LoWPAN stack, IP-Security (IPSec) and Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) protocol support, as well as support for over-the-air (OTA) updates and different peripheral libraries. Ethernet gateway firmware is provided with the kit, allowing transparent integration of sensor networks into existing Ethernet networks. All delivered circuit boards are preprogrammed with firmware allowing range testing and UART data transmission "out of the box." No external JTAG adaptor is required, as each circuit board has its own JTAG on-board. Access to the JTAG adaptor is provided over the USB interface.


  • 3 ZWIR4512 Development Boards including radio modules
  • 3 antennas
  • 3 USB cables
  • 3 battery cables
  • 2 batteries

Product Options

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Technical Documentation

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
ZWIR451x Programming Guide Manual PDF 1.31 MB Apr 19, 2016
Application Notes & White Papers
ZWIR4512 Application Note - Development Kit Getting Started Guide Application Note PDF 604 KB Apr 20, 2016
ZWIR45xx Application Note - NetMA Protocol Application Note PDF 423 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZWIR45xx Application Note - Getting Started with Network Gateways Application Note PDF 271 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZWIR451x Application Note - Over-the-Air Updates Application Note PDF 153 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZWIR45xx Application Note - Security using IPsec and IKEv2 in 6LoWPANs Application Note PDF 316 KB Apr 19, 2016
ZWIR451x Development Board Schematic Rev. 1.00 Schematic PDF 890 KB Apr 24, 2016
ZWIR4512 - Migration Guide for Updating to ZWIR4512 Library V1.9 Technical Brief PDF 402 KB Apr 20, 2016
ZWIR45XX - Setting Up an Open Source Development Environment Technical Brief PDF 251 KB Apr 20, 2016
ZWIR45xx Serial Command Interface (SCI) User Guide Technical Brief PDF 699 KB Apr 20, 2016

Software & Tools

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
ZWIR45xx Software Installer Rev. 1971 (zip) Software ZIP 18.11 MB Apr 7, 2016
ZWIR45xx Software Rev. 1.9.1971 (zip) Software ZIP 6.57 MB Apr 7, 2016