The Starter Kit is a plug & play solution to explore the features and capabilities of the WiMOD radio modules. The kit contains two demo boards and two radio modules soldered on specific adapter boards. The modules are pre-programmed with a demo application to evaluate wireless connectivity.

Details

The demo board is the basic platform of the Starter Kit and provides several functional units. These units include power supply, USB interface, and diverse input and output elements, such as push buttons, DIP switches, potentiometer, and LEDs. In addition all pads of the attached radio module can be accessed via pin connectors.

Connection between the radio module and the demo board is established via a module-specific adapter board. The radio module is soldered on the adapter board which is attached to the demo board through pin connectors. The adapter board also has an SMA jack connected to the RF output of the radio module, which can be used to connect an external antenna (or RF measuring and test equipment).

By using the adapter boards all WiMOD radio modules can be attached to the same demo board. In that way an easy comparison between the modules is achieved to determine which one is the best for a target product. The adapter boards including the appropriate radio modules can be ordered seperately to expand the Starter Kit.

Key Features

  • compact radio module for 2.4 GHz
  • huge link budget (104 dB) @ 250 kbps
  • RF datarate up to 250 kbps
  • compliant to IEEE 802.12.4
  • received signmal strength indicator (RSSI)
  • sample applications available
  • bootloader functionallity included
  • 2-wire interface (TWI2) *, compatible to Philips l²C protocol
  • solderable like a SMD component
  • integrated PCB antenna or 50Ω pad
  • RoHS conform

Kit includings

  • 2x demo board
  • 2x module specific adapter board
  • 2x radio module soldered on the adapter board
  • 2x external antenna
  • 2x USB cable
  • 4x battery

Application Area

  • building automation
  • metering
  • remote control
  • telemetry

Technical Data

Frequency range2405 MHz to 2480MHz
Operating channels16
ModulationDSSS with O-QPSK
RF output powertyp. 3 dBm (50Ω Pad)
Receiver sensitivitytyp. -101 dBm @ PER3
RF data rate250 kbps
RF rangeup to 700 m line of sight
Operating voltage2 V to 3.6 V (typ. 3.0 V)
Current consumptiontyp. 20 mA (receive)
typ. 22 mA (transmit @ 0 dBm)
typ. 4 mA (µC active, transceiver off)
typ. 1 µA (power down)
IO’sUART, typ. 38.4 kBaud (further on demand)
2-wire Serial Interface (Philips l²C compatible) *
Interfaces6 general purpose IOs (analog/digital/l²C)
3 digital IOs
2 analog input, 1 analog reference
Dimensions (LxWxH)20 x 32.5 x 5 mm
Operating temperature-20°C up to +70°C

Downloads

WiMOD Demo Board User Guide (Download PDF)