Amazon Sidewalk is a low-bandwidth long-range wireless networking protocol developed by Amazon Inc. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for short distances, the 900 MHz spectrum and other frequencies for longer. Launching at the end of 2020, Amazon expects to use the protocol with an associated physical product from Tile to track domestic pets and to use devices such as customers existing echo smart speakers to act as the bridges between sidewalk and the internet.
Amazon Sidewalk amalgamates multiple physical layer wireless networking protocols and presents them into a single application layer they call "Sidewalk Application Layer".
- Bluetooth Low Energy for short distances and battery efficiency
- LoRa for long-range high-power communication
- Frequency-shift keying at 900 MHz, intended for interacting with legacy home appliances like garage door openers
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