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I've come across the atak4015744 appnote at
http://atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc5029.pdf

I've been unable to turn up much else. Has anyone dealt w/ these ? I'm looking for any information, but mainly intesrested in code dealing w/ the RF specific parts of the chip and example circuits.

Mike Coles http://blips.net
'bluelip' http://diyaday.com

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Depending on what you're intending to do, you might also
look at Atmel's 802.15.4 (``ZigBee'') devices.

Jörg Wunsch

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Also, here is the Atmel page for their "Smart RF" devices:
http://www.atmel.com/dyn/product...

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I suggest that you take a look at the RF solutions launched recently by the AVR team.

http://www.atmel.com/products/av... for 802.15.4/ZigBee compatible solutions

http://www.atmel.com/products/av... for secure remote access control applications

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Are Atmels ZigBee Accesory Kit and Demonstration Kit availables? What about the free stack that was announced for mid July? Are also the RF peripheral chips available?

Guillem.

Guillem.
"Common sense is the least common of the senses" Anonymous.

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Hi Guillem,

The Demonstration Kit is available, and the Accessory Kit will probably be available in mid to late September. No news on the free stack that was announced.

And what do you mean by "the RF peripheral chips"? Are you talking about the AT86RF230?

Eric

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Hi, Eric:

You are right. I refer to AT86RF230, but I couldn't remember the right reference when I was writing the post, and since it was time to go home, I did not search for it. Sorry, my fault.

If the demonstration kit is available, I will try to convince my boss to buy it. My company was interested to develop something with ZigBee, but the development for the stack makes it drop down... Or at least, a delay until we finish the develpment of our current products.

Guillem.

Guillem.
"Common sense is the least common of the senses" Anonymous.

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Depending on your application, ZigBee could be quite overkill.

For simple peer-to-peer connectivity, even full 802.15.4 can
be enough overkill. All those things like associating to a
coordinator, and the entire beacon-enabled stuff cost a fortune
of ROM to implement. Simple frame exchanges can be done mostly
by the hardware of the AT86RF230, and then you could get away
with less than 8 KB of ROM for the radio handling. We already
toyed with the idea to demonstrate you could even e. g. transfer
a sensor's data using some really small ATtiny. ;-)

Jörg Wunsch

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