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

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

Type Protocol Boards
Star Wireless M-Bus, RC232, SIGFOX, KNX, WIZE 2 development boards
Mesh TinyMesh, ZNM 3 development boards
Sensor SIGFOX 1 sensor board
Sensor Wireless M-Bus 1 sensor board, 1 development board
Sensor RIIoT 1 sensor board, 1 development board, 1 gateway board
Sensor RIIM 1 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.

  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.

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)
Sensor Supplier Description
SHT35 Sensirion Temperature and humidity sensor
HDC2010 Texas Instruments Temperature and humidity sensor
ALS-PT-315C Everlight Analog light sensor
SL353LT Honeywell Hall detector
LIS3DE ST Microelectronics Accelerometer
Blue LED Many LED, controlled by the GPIO
SGPC3 Sensirion VOC gas sensor (Air quality sensor)
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.