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WILINK8-WIFI-NLCP: Does Wilink8 mesh support Non-TI platform with linux OS??

Part Number: WILINK8-WIFI-NLCP
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: WL1801

Hi,

1. Does Wilink8 mesh package support Non-TI platform with linux OS?

 If so. Any limitation??

2. Does Wilink8 mesh work well with ALL wilink8 model? Can mesh work with single band IC(wl1801 or wl1835 ..etc) or MUST with dual band wilink8? 

Austin

  • Hi,

    1. TI mesh solution is based on IEEE 802.11s standard . We have made optimizations to open source stack. We recommend building TI only mesh node network.

    It may work with non-TI mesh nodes but we did our testing with TI only mesh nodes. 

    2. Yes, mesh feature will work well on all WiLink8 variants

    Best

    Saurabh

  • Hi Saurabh:

    I studied the doc SWAA166 for mesh. the doc mentioned below information. Could you help to point out the where is the code relevant below information?

    The Mesh Zone Time Synchronization (as the traditional time synchronization) implementation was done using SitaraTm AM335 host processor. A general-purpose input/output (GPIO) line should be connected between the AM335 device and the WL8 device: • On WL8 side: COEX_MWS_FRAME_SYNC (GPIO11 on TI module) • On AM335 side: GPIO 2_2 (TIMER4) This GPIO line is responsible for the synchronizing between two different hardware devices.

    The other question is does the fw 8.9.0.0.86 still work well with mesh function??? because there is GPIO11 on TI module.

    Thanks.

    Austin

  • Hi Austin,

    Time sync code was reverted since GPIOs are not connected by default . Revert commit : https://git.ti.com/cgit/wilink8-wlan/wl18xx/commit/?h=upstream_44&id=13c25bca8d5229c8d5cf5776a13647b020e29588

    Best

    Saurabh