Amazon Sidewalk

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Amazon Sidewalk is a low-bandwidth long-range wireless networking protocol developed by Amazon Inc.[1] It uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for short distances,[2] the 900 MHz spectrum and other frequencies for longer.[3] Launching at the end of 2020,[4] Amazon expects to use the protocol with an associated physical product from Tile to track domestic pets[3] and to use devices such as customers existing echo smart speakers to act as the bridges between sidewalk and the internet.[5]

Technology[edit]

Amazon Sidewalk amalgamates multiple physical layer wireless networking protocols and presents them into a single application layer they call "Sidewalk Application Layer".

Transmission technologies:

Devices[edit]

Amazon Echo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon Sidewalk is a new long-range wireless network for your stuff". TechCrunch. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  2. ^ Bush, Steve (2020-09-21). "Amazon engages with Nordic, Semtech, SiLabs and TI on 'Sidewalk' 900MHz + 2.4GHz network". Electronics Weekly. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  3. ^ a b Rayome, Alison DeNisco. "Amazon Sidewalk extends beyond Wi-Fi and Bluetooth range to control more gadgets". CNET. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Amazon Sidewalk paves the way for more connected communities". developer.amazon.com. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  5. ^ "Amazon adds Tile to Sidewalk wireless network; says Echo devices can serve as bridges; explains bandwidth sharing". GeekWire. 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  6. ^ "Amazon adds Tile to Sidewalk wireless network; says Echo devices can serve as bridges; explains bandwidth sharing". GeekWire. 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2020-11-30.