Does anyone know a simple radio?

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I have been using a radio transceiver from RFDigital that has become obsolete.  I use UART to talk to it from a microcontroller and PuTTY from my laptop USB to serial converter.  It has a range of about 100m line of sight.  9600 baud.  Does anyone know of something similar that is easy to use?  Like hook up two wires from UART and good to go.  Zigbee looks complicated with some kind of a stack.  I want easy to learn.  I am too old and stupid for anything complicated.

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http://www.anarduino.com/?cid=25

Most of their modules are SPI interface, are you looking only for transceiver mod, or combined with arduino module?

Lots to choose from.

 

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Hopefully lives up to its name:

 

http://www.lprs.co.uk/products/easyradio-ism-modules/

 

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MarkThomas wrote:
I have been using a radio transceiver from RFDigital that has become obsolete.
Am assuming that's RF Digital RFDP8 series or RFduino series.

MarkThomas wrote:
I use UART to talk to it from a microcontroller and PuTTY from my laptop USB to serial converter.  It has a range of about 100m line of sight.  9600 baud.
RF Digital was acquired; its SimbleeTM is still alive though uncertain how to implement transparent UART with it.

It has a form of Bluetooth mesh networking to get range though it'll be competing against Bluetooth 5 mesh networking which has some recent module releases.

MarkThomas wrote:
Does anyone know of something similar that is easy to use?
Adafruit Bluetooth 4 modules have transparent UART at 9600bps; proprietary module code but FOSS for the remainder (Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, Windows)

Microchip Bluetooth 4 modules also have transparent UART, Android and iOS apps with terminal feature; IIRC, Android creates a tty device for a Bluetooth 4 UART service so can create for Android.

 


http://www.rfdigital.com/shop/index.html

https://www.mouser.com/PCN/AMS_ams_RFD_EOL_Notification_03.07.18.pdf

https://www.simblee.com/

Bluetooth Module + MCU recommendations?

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https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/bluetooth-module-mcu-recommendations

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https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/bluetooth-module-mcu-recommendations#comment-2467261

 

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OK. thanks guys.  I will look into these.  I am definitely NOT an Arduino guy.  Strictly AS7 and Atmel ICE.

 

Any other non-arduino choices anyone?

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gchapman wrote:
Am assuming that's RF Digital RFDP8 series or RFduino series.

RFDP8.  It is a pretty good radio.  At least it used to be.

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Adafruit Bluetooth 4 modules have transparent UART at 9600bps; ...

The off-the-shelf Nordic Semiconductor builds have a transparent UART that's an order of magnitude faster than 9600bps.

Would take some effort to try it; am assuming there's snippets of Android and iOS source code for the operator's end.

Nordic Semiconductor Infocenter

UART/Serial Port Emulation over BLE
http://infocenter.nordicsemi.com/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.nordic.infocenter.sdk5.v14.2.0%2Fble_sdk_app_nus_eval.html&cp=4_0_0_4_2_2_22

via

Rigado

Source Code Available for RigDFU, BMDware, Rigablue and mobile apps – no further updates planned

by Bob Recny

Jan 2018

https://rigado.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004056194-Source-Code-Available-for-RigDFU-BMDware-Rigablue-and-mobile-apps-no-further-updates-planned-

(bottom)

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Can you point me to a list of the tools you recommend moving forward? 

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due to a new arrival at Mouser :

Mouser

Rigado

BMD-340 Module

https://www.mouser.com/new/rigado/rigado-bmd340-module/

 

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I use quite a bit of DIGI XBEE modules. Super easy to use

Www.digi.com

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Some of those Rigado Bluetooth look interesting.  They all look interesting.  Now I have my research set out for me to choose one.

 

Thanks g.

 

mark

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Thanks Jim.  Those look interesting too. 

 

Wow, lot of good stuff to check out.   I like the Rigado Bluetooth price of $10.

 

Thanks guys.

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ki0bk wrote:
Most of their modules are SPI interface, are you looking only for transceiver mod, or combined with arduino module?

Some of those have ATMega328's on them.  Pretty interesting.  I can program them with AS7 and ICE.  But I am mostly looking for just the transceiver mod.  I am using an ATmega328 and the RFDP8 radio now to control an LED lamp from my laptop.  Need to get the perfect white for museum lighting out of my lamp.