Lab.SCHC FullSDK Documentation


Welcome to the official documentation website for lab.SCHC FullSDK, the free and open-source implementation for SCHC! Here you will find everything you need to get started with our software development kit, including learning resources, tutorials, and API references.

The present Documentation website consists of four main sections:

  1. The SCHC Mechanism:
  2. Getting started:
  3. FullSDK Concepts:
  4. FullSDK Reference Manual:



SCHC (pronounce “chic”) is the acronym for Static Context Header Compression, a standard compression and fragmentation mechanism defined by the IPv6 over LPWAN working group at the IETF.


Lab.SCHC is the research and development laboratory dedicated to advancing the SCHC mechanism for the Internet of Things (IoT), as a collaborative initiative between Actility and IMT Atlantique.

A key objective is to promote the wide adoption of SCHC by offering an industrial-quality open-source embedded software stack.


The lab.SCHC FullSDK turns any IoT device into a native IP one that can be addressed from the client application.

It enriches the most constrained LPWAN devices with the ability to use the TCP/IP stack, improves functionality and energy performance. end-to-end security support.