OSIAN

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OSIAN
Company / developer OSIAN Open Source Community
Written in nesC
OS family Embedded operating systems
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release 2010
Latest release 2.0.0 / October, 2010
Marketing target Wireless sensor networks
Available in English
License BSD License
Official website www.OpenOSIAN.net

OSIAN, or Open Source IPv6 Automation Network, is a free and open-source implementation of IPv6 networking for wireless sensor networks (WSNs). OSIAN extends TinyOS, which started as a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley in co-operation with Intel Research and Crossbow Technology, and has since grown to be an international consortium, the TinyOS Alliance. OSIAN brings direct Internet-connectivity to smartdust technology.

Design[edit]

Architecturally, OSIAN treats TinyOS as the underlying operating system providing hardware drivers, while OSIAN itself adds Internet networking capabilities. Users are able to download and install OSIAN-enabled firmware to their embedded hardware, form a PPP connection with their computer, and communicate raw IPv6 UDP to other wireless sensors from their favorite programming language on their computer.

OSIAN is developed using a style very much like the development of Linux, which requires peer reviews and unit testing before any code moves into core repositories.

Platforms[edit]

OSIAN is designed for deeply embedded systems with very small amounts of memory. One primary platform contains a TI MSP430-based CC430 system-on-a-chip, which contains 32 kB ROM and 4 kB RAM.

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