Chariot technology is a complete web-of-things platform

  • Low-power CMOS RISC microcontroller.
  • High data rate wireless transceivers for the 2.4GHz ISM band.
  • Provides 16 channels with high wireless data rates up to 2Mb/s.
  • Frame handling, outstanding receiver sensitivity and high transmit output power.
  • Design capable of operating from battery power for extended periods.

These features enable robust 6LoWPAN wireless communication connecting Arduino applications to the Internet of Things.

Chariot's system approach provides the key IoT functionalities:

  • Web of Things: CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) provides you with the latest Internet of Things protocol standards that create web services to seamlessly and simply integrate dynamic, event-driven, Arduino smart objects. Web addressability down to the processor pin level is provided.
  • App Interfaces: Chariot includes an open source websocket-based, node.js backend for the Yún that exposes Chariot's publish-subscribe capabilities. CoAP resource discoverability is provided from the web and between Chariot-equipped Arduino motes residing in your wireless mesh. We also provide a Javascript frontend for prototyping and debugging.
  • IPv6 stack: in addition to IPv6 networking, the IPv6 stack contains the IETF RPL routing protocol for controlling traffic over low-power lossy IPv6 wireless networks. IETF 6LoWPAN header compression and adaptation layer for IEEE 802.15.4 wireless links means efficient operation and reduced power consumption.
  • Lightweight link layer mesh protocol for low-power wireless networks.

Our solution allows students, experimenters, product developers and users to deliver their new applications and firmware securely over the air, on demand. We give the user extensive access to powerful sketches that demonstrate dynamic resource and event creation, subscribing and publishing events and controls to the web and OAuth2-based services.

Chariot allows you to use and manipulate Arduino resources in new, more interesting and complex ways than other web technologies, such as found in Yun and Ethernet Shield.