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Network Traffic Offloading

Network Offloading

Overview

The network offloading API provides hooks that a device vendor can use to provide an alternate implementation for an IP stack. This means that the actual network connection creation, data transfer, etc., is done in the vendor HAL instead of the Zephyr network stack.

API Reference

group net_offload

Network offloading interface.

Socket Offloading

Overview

In addition to the network offloading API, Zephyr allows offloading of networking functionality at the socket API level. With this approach, vendors who provide an alternate implementation of the networking stack, exposing socket API for their networking devices, can easily integrate it with Zephyr.

See drivers/wifi/simplelink/simplelink_sockets.c for a sample implementation on how to integrate network offloading at socket level.