ZigBee/BLE packet capture with NXP KW41Z

ZigBee/BLE packet capture with NXP KW41Z   Quick blog to document the procedure I used to install the software required to packet capture ZigBee and BLE traffic using the NXP KW41Z. You can find hardware details about the NXP KW41Z on the NXP website.  There are a few different hardware models, so be sure to…

BLE Overview

BLE Overview This is a quick overview covering the highlights of Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) referenced in one place. As with all first-time Bluetooth blogs, there is a mandatory requirement to describe the story of how Bluetooth earned its name.  The name ‘Bluetooth’ is a head-nod to King Harold Blatand of Denmark.  King Harold was…

WirelessHART Overview

WirelessHART Overview WirelessHART™ is a protocol developed to form self-optimizing, self-healing, time synchronized mesh networks. It easily extends wireless capabilities from HART® technology allowing compatibility with existing HART devices, commands, and tools.  It’s based on the IEEE 802.15.4™ standard and operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band allowing for near global operation.  HART version 7, maintained…

HART Overview

This is the first of what is planned to be a many part series detailing the history, protocol and design best practices for WirelessHART™. Before diving into the details of WirelessHART, let’s unpack the HART® standard upon which WirelessHART was built.  HART technology has opened up a wealth of digital process, maintenance, and diagnostic information. …