Release Date

December 13, 2017 (Final)

November 27, 2017 (Planned)

New Features

Sensor Framework

  • Sensor OIC based threshold notifications
  • Event based notifications
  • Sensor type polling
  • LED driver for LP5523
  • BMA253 driver
  • ms5837-02ba01 driver

  • BMP280 driver

Soft PWM driver

Enhancement/Fixes to existing features 

LoRa stack

  • Coap over lora
  • Better support for sending MAC commands and fixing MAC command issues
  • Fixing issues with both confirmed and unconfirmed frames for Class C devices

BLE/Bluetooth Mesh

  • Complete support for Extended Advertising feature in host (including multiple iadvertising instances)
  • Various IOP fixes from Bluetooth unplug Fest 58
  • Identity Keys are now restored on startup
  • New HeartRate sensor sample application
  • Support for emspi HCI transport
  • Mesh PTS qualification fixes.

Newt Tool enhancements

  • Support for generic git repositories. The new repository type is specified as 'git' in the 'project.yml' file. 
    This means newt can work with both Github as well as Bitbucket, an alternative web-based git hosting service.

Additional Board Support Packages

  • Ambiq Apollo board
  • Telenor EE02/EE04 board

Known Issues and Limitations

  • MyNEWT - 871 : Fix DLE parameters handling in LL and HCI

  • MyNEWT - 857 : BLE Controller - incompatibility with iOS 11



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