Development Kits

The Development Kits from Radiocrafts are designed to provide an easy-to-use evaluation and prototyping solution for the wireless network designer.

Quick Overview

The Development Kits contain development boards and/or sensor boards (see the table below) with Radiocrafts RF modules, antennas and USB cables.

TypeProtocolBoards
StarWireless M-Bus, RC232, SIGFOX, KNX, WIZE2 development boards
MeshTinyMesh, ZNM3 development boards
SensorSIGFOX1 sensor board
SensorWireless M-Bus1 sensor board, 1 development board
SensorRIIoT1 sensor board, 1 development board, 1 gateway board
SensorRIIM1 sensor board, 1 development board, 1 border router

Several PC software tools are available and can be downloaded from the Radiocrafts web site, intended to be used with the kit, providing a complete prototyping solution where network characteristics can be tested and the configuration parameters can be selected. These tools range from a simple Configuration and Communication Tool (CCT), an MBUS-DEMO tool, with packet sniffer and meter emulation, to the RIIM and RIIoT SDKs. There are also specific tools available for the other product families.

It is very easy to get started with the Development Kit (DK) once received from Radiocrafts.

  1. Attach the antenna that is included in the kit to the antenna connector on the PCB.
  2. Connect the USB cable included in the kit between the DK and a serial port on the PC.
  3. Download and install the Radiocrafts software for the selected product family.
  4. Start the PC software tool.
  5. Select the correct COM-port and set the correct data rate, 1 start bit, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control.

Development Kits Benefits

robustness

Easy To Use

Industry Proven Solutions

Complete Solution

Available For All Modules

Available For All Modules

Features of the Development Kits include:

  • Breakout of all I/O pins for easy prototyping
  • Antenna connector
  • LED Indicators for Power, TX and RX
  • Option to input VCC from external source
  • Optional battery operation for mobile testing
  • Possibility to do supply current measurement
  • Programming connector. This can be used to program the module with new firmware, only after agreement with Radiocrafts
  • Access to several typical sensors (Sensor board only)
SensorSupplierDescriptionSensor Board Revision
SHT35SensirionTemperature and humidity sensorRevision 1 and 2
HDC2010Texas InstrumentsTemperature and humidity sensorRevision 1 and 2
ALS-PT-315CEverlightAnalog light sensorRevision 1 and 2
SL353LTHoneywellHall detectorRevision 1 and 2
LIS3DEST MicroelectronicsAccelerometerRevision 1 and 2
Blue LEDManyLED, controlled by the GPIORevision 1 and 2
SGPC3SensirionVOC gas sensor (Air quality sensor)Revision 2

Note: The enclosed antenna is a quarter wave antenna with good performance. However, the Demo Board ground plane is quite small and will therefore not provide optimum radiation and range. For maximum range testing we suggest using an antenna placed on an optimised ground plane. Please see the User Manual for further details.

The ordering code is the part number of the module followed by -DK, e.g. RC1180-RC232-DK

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