They come in two styles
Mains Powered RBM
Battery Powered RBB
The Colorado Micro Devices RadioBlock is an IEEE 802.15.4 FCC and CE certified wireless modem. It has a simple UART interface to make it easy to drop into your end product or to experiment with. A standard 100 mil pin spaced header means you can plug it right into many common boards: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, it’s easy – No special pin configuration or adapter board needed! If you can connect RXd, TXd, Power and GND, you are ready to unplug and go wireless. It has an onboard regulator so it is 5V tolerant for boards with 5V IO. To make it even easier we’ve written a simple wireless mesh network we call SimpleMesh. SimpleMesh automatically routes your data to the node you address and we’ve created Arduino and C libraries for you so you can spend your time on your app and not on networking. Since these stacks are open source you don’t need anyone’s permission to to hack them.
We have developed both software and hardware tools to get you going:
|USB2UART Board (U2U)||JTAG/ISP Interface Board (JIB)||RadioBlock Connector Kit (RBCK)|
|USB2UART board (we call it “U2U”) to connect your RadioBlock to your PC||JTAG/ISP board (we call it “JIB”) to allow you to program and debug your hacked RadioBlock code||Connector Kit (we call it “RBCK”) a one stop shop to get you the pieces to connect fast|
- FCC Certified
- CE Certified
- Atmel(TM) AT86RF231 IEEE 802.15.4 Radio
- NXP – LPC1114 MicroController
- UART Interface
- JTAG Interface
- ISP Interface
- I2C Interface
- GPIO Interface
- 1 LED
- Mains Powered
- Battery Powered
- USB Serial Interface Board
- Free Open Source SimpleMesh Network Stack
If you are searching for a drop in IEEE 802.15.4 radio modem to get your product to market fast – SEARCH NO FURTHER!
If you are searching for an easy to use radio to add to your project with easy to understand and easily available source code – SEARCH NO FURTHER!
See our Documents page for more details!!