Demo: The Embedded Orchestra

Romain Facq, Charles Thonier Trifun Savic, Bertrand Marcon, Thomas Watteyne

IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Paris, 26-29 June 2024


Time synchronization is an important building block for deterministic low-power wireless networks such as IETF 6TiSCH. The synchronized nature of this class of networks can be used by the application running on it, including to start/stop actions in a coordinated fashion across different nodes. This is called “orchestration” in 6TiSCH parlance. This demo proposes to interpret this term literally, by turning each lowpower wireless device into an embedded musician. The network of 20 of these wireless musicians deployed across the demo space becomes an embedded orchestra, which plays John Williams’ iconic orchestral arrangement of the Star Wars anthem.


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