Application Notes

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AN031: Running RIIoT™ On Solar Energy To prove that RIIoT supports one of the most critical features of IoT, i.e., very low-power consumption, we removed all traditional power-sources from a RIIoT board and connected it to a solar panel. The result obtained is that in normal office-lighting conditions, with a 53 x 25 mm solar cell, a RIIoT leaf node can read sensors and send data to the gateway every 30 seconds.
AN029: C-Programming of ICI This application note demonstrates how easy it is to create your own application using Radiocrafts' ICI (intelligent C-programmable I/O).
AN028: Connecting Many Sensors To The Cloud in IIoT: RIIoT™ To Cloud Setup Guide This application note demonstrates how to setup a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) gateway for RIIoT™, and how to integrate it with an easy-to-use IoT cloud service provider.
AN027: RIIoT™ Range - Basics and Measurements Results Learn everything you need to know about understanding range from LoS to antenna design and more. Also read about the impressive RIIoT™ range measurements conducted by Radiocrafts both in urban and LoS areas.
AN026:One Common Footprint For Many Technologies There are many different wireless standards and technologies available to enable the internet of things (IOT). The different technologies have different pro’s and con’s depending on the use case and the end customer. Trying to keep up with the latest wireless trends can drain a company of all its resources and take attention from its core business. The solution recommended by Radiocrafts is to use a modular approach and a common RF module footprint that enable all the technologies offered by Radiocrafts without modifications to the PCB.
AN025:Tuning the Antenna with Antenna Tuning Feature Making a good RF antenna is by some considered a challenging part of a wireless product design. It required RF knowledge which is not common among general electrical design engineer and not widespread know-how among software engineers either. Radiocrafts has developed a process and the tools required to make this tuning process simple and straightforward in a way that a person with no RF experience can tune a 169MHz antenna to the final product.
AN024: Using Wireless M-Bus in Industrial Sensor Networks Wireless M-Bus (EN 13757-4:2013) is a wireless communication standard that was developed for the reading of electricity, gas-, water-, heat-meters and heat allocators. However, the reading of utility meters is very similar to applications in the industry where sensors or actuators need to be read or operated at a distance. All the issues have already been addressed in the development of the Wireless M-Bus standard.
AN021: RF Module Range Calculation and Test When selecting the right radio technology, the achievable communication range is an important factor. This document review how to analyse radio range based on parameter provided in the data sheets for the different module families. Some measurement results from practical range testing are also shown.
AN020: RF Module Trouble Shooting Guide The purpose of this document is to list some of the most common issues that customers report when using Radiocrafts modules, and the solution to these issues.
AN019: MBUS4 and Italian CIG Requirements The Italian “CIG Interchangeability Task Force” has published UNI/TS 11291-11-4, Gas measurement systems – Hourly based gas metering systems, Part 11-4, Communication profile PM1. This application note points out how the RC1701HP/VHP-MBUS4 module can be used to meet the requirements of this companion standard.
AN018: Radiocrafts Sub-1GHz Modules for FCC Compliance Radiocrafts offers a wide range of wireless modules targeting different solutions word-wide. This Application Note informs how to select and use Radiocrafts modules for FCC compliance in US.
AN017: CRC Calculations For MBUS Modules This Application Note describes how the Wireless M-Bus modules (MBUS3, MBUS4) from Radiocrafts can be enabled with CRC-16 for possible error identification on the UART port. This feature secures that the data handling on the serial interface is more secure as wrong data can be rejected.
AN016: Tinymesh Encryption This Application Note describes how to use the RC232-CCT to enable and disable encryption and for entering new 16-bytes AES128 encryption key.
AN015: Tinymesh Locator Function TinyMesh features a unique locator function as part of the comprehensive embedded control- and monitoring features embedded in the protocol. This Application Note describes the location features in more detail.
AN012: Firmware Upgrading Radiocrafts Modules "The Radiocrafts Demo Boards and USB-sticks include an on-board firmware upgrade connector compatible with different flash programming adapters. It is also recommended that PCB layouts include a connector for firmware upgrade. This Application Note describes how to upgrade the firmware of any Radiocrafts RFmodule using either a CC Debugger or the FlashPro-CC tools."
AN010: Wireless M-Bus To Wired M-Bus This Application Note describes how the Bridge (ref “Dongle” in figure 1) can be implemented with the RC1180-MBUS module. In some cases, the Bridge is located in an electricity meter which acts as a concentrator for one or more gas-, water and/or heat-meters.
AN009: Implementing With Radiocrafts Wireless M-BUS Module Wireless M-Bus (EN 13757-4:2013) is the only European Standard specifically targeting wireless reading of electricity, gas-, water-, heat-meters and heat allocators. The Radiocrafts module MBUSx and MPC1 is dedicated to these specific applications. This Application Note will help selecting the correct module for your Wireless M-bus implementation and informs you were to find more detailed information.
AN005: Porting The Z-Stack HCL To RC2200DK This application note describe how to port the Figure 8 Wireless Z-stack Home Control Lighting (HCL) example from the Chipcon CC2420DB to the Radiocrafts RC2200DK. The main difference between the two hardware platforms are the I/O ports used for LEDs and switches. Also, the RC2200 module does not have external RAM.
AN004: RF Modules With External Power Amplifier The RC1xx0 and RC2x00 series of RF Modules with integrated protocol offers easy adaptation of wireless communication utilizing a simple UART serial interface. In their standard versions without any required configuration the modules offer two pins for controlling PA, LNA and SPDTs for signal switching. Two SPDTs are required since it is only one RF pin on the Radiocrafts modules.
AN002: Networks With Repeaters The RC1xx0 and RC2x00 series of RF Modules with integrated protocol offers easy adaptation of wireless communication utilizing a simple UART serial interface. By using the embedded multi-channel utilities and the addressing features and by introducing repeaters, large and complex networks with outstanding range can be configured.
AN001: Hints and Tips Using RC1xx0 The RC1xx0 series of RF Modules with integrated protocol offers easy adaption of wireless communication utilizing a simple UART serial interface. This document addresses notes related to using a standard level shifter together with the module, practical considerations to ease the setup of the radio module and finally troubleshooting hints and tips.



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Tutorial 1: Button, Blink LEDTutorial showing how to develop a simple application on the SPR module using the Intelligent C-programmable I/O (i:zi): Button, LED and Timer.
Tutorial 2: Send Periodic Network DataTutorial showing how to develop a simple application on the SPR module using the Intelligent C-programmable I/O (i:zi): Send Periodic Network Data.
Application Notes and Tutorials