New types of nodes available on IoT-LAB: Zolertia Firefly and Arduino Zero


After the addition of SAMR21 and LoRa nodes we want to formally announce the
availability of new types of boards on some IoT-LAB sites, which will permit
a wider range of possibilities on the testbed.

9 Zolertia Firefly boards, featuring two radios (2.4 GHz 802.15.4 Zigbee and
sub-GHz), have been deployed on the Lille site. They are deployed throughout
the building and, depending on the firmware you flash, will enable heterogeneous
networking with co-located regular M3 nodes. A new tutorial demonstrating the short and
long range capabilities is available on the IoT-LAB website [1]

3 Arduino Zero boards with XBee shields have been deployed on the Saclay site.
They are close to the existing M3 and SAMR21 nodes and thus allow to test
802.15.4 (2.4GHz) interoperability between different types of radio. A new
tutorial showing the use of networking capabilities of RIOT on these boards is
also available on the IoT-LAB website [2]

If you have some hardware that you would like to see deployed on Iot-LAB, check
out this documentation [3] to implement the initial support and we will help
you to finalize the on site deployment.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us on
for any issue you might have with the new boards.