New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

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New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#1 Post by Stuntteam » 26 Oct 2016, 17:46

Brand new RFLink Gateway firmware adds support for Ikea Ansluta, Philips Living Colors Gen1, MySensors devices and has "Mini" GPIO.
For Ansluta or Living Colors you will need a CC2500 module. Details on how to connect these modules are on the Wiring details page.

Changelog:
R44:
- New Device: Ikea Ansluta (2.4 Ghz device, CC2500 transceiver required)
- New Device: Philips Living Colors Generation 1 (2.4 Ghz device, CC2500 transceiver required)
- New Device: Friedland DC44
- New Device: Warema EWFS shutters and awnings
- New Device: Bosch DID09T951, Bosch DID09T950 and compatible ventilation units
- New Device: Siemens SF-01 and compatible ventilation units
- New Device: Wave Design SF-01 and compatible ventilation units
- New Device: Visonic MCT-302 open and close signal
- New Device: Ningbo KD-205-1 switch set
- New Device: Steffen Power Switch (1204380 3M)
- New Device: Bresser weather sensor
- New Device: RFTech 210TX weather sensor
- New Feature: Bluetooth LE Advertisement packet sniffing *experimental* (NRF24L01 required, needs to be wired for MiLight)
- New Feature: MySensors packet sniffing *experimental* (NRF24L01 required, needs to be wired for MiLight)
- New Device: MySensors temperature and humidity devices (more types to follow) (NRF24L01 required, needs to be wired for MiLight)
- Fixed: Improved OWL CM130 recognition
- Fixed: Revolt power reporting corrected
- Fixed: RFmeter values presented in hexadecimal
- Fixed: Improved Baldr signal recognition
- Added: Friedland PIR checksum calculation
- Added: GPIO 4 input and 4 output pins can be used as on/off or push button devices
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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#2 Post by samsoul » 02 Nov 2016, 00:46

Hello,

I've just received my RFLINK Gateway from Nodo Shop.
After soldering all components, I've loaded the Firmware r44 to the Arduino board...
I've no RF log in RFLINK Loader v1.09
If I send the command "10;PING;", I've no answer
I tried the same with the previous version of the Firmware (r43) : no problem, I can see RF logs and ping is ok.
Can you explain to me if it's normal ? If yes, where can I find logs ?

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#3 Post by Stuntteam » 02 Nov 2016, 00:55

Did you download a fresh copy of the r44 firmware?
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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#4 Post by samsoul » 02 Nov 2016, 01:01

Yes.
That's what I do the first.
I try one time : r44 doesn't work.
So I try to download a second time the firmware : same result (30 october,2016)
I'll try it again.

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#5 Post by samsoul » 02 Nov 2016, 01:12

Huuum...
Always the same problem...
I only have this :
20;00;Nodo RadioFrequencyLink - RFLink Gateway V1.1 - R44;
20;01;MiLight=OFF;NO NRF24L01;
10;version;
10;status;

Nothing else.

With the r43, I've RF information...
Like this :
20;00;Nodo RadioFrequencyLink - RFLink Gateway V1.1 - R43;
20;01;MiLight=OFF;NO NRF24L01;
10;version;
20;02;VER=1.1;REV=43;BUILD=0a;
10;status;
20;03;CMD UNKNOWN;
20;04;Blyss;ID=ecbe;SWITCH=A0;CMD=ON;
20;05;Blyss;ID=ecbe;SWITCH=A0;CMD=OFF;
20;06;Blyss;ID=ecbe;SWITCH=A0;CMD=OFF;
20;07;Blyss;ID=ecbe;SWITCH=A0;CMD=ON;
20;08;Blyss;ID=ecbe;SWITCH=A0;CMD=OFF;
20;09;Blyss;ID=ecbe;SWITCH=A0;CMD=ON;
20;0A;Blyss;ID=ecbe;SWITCH=A0;CMD=OFF;

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#6 Post by ayasystems » 06 Nov 2016, 21:07

- New Device: Visonic MCT-302 open and close signal

Also in 866mhz??

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#7 Post by vedeem » 15 Nov 2016, 12:14

I have exactly the same problem as @samsoul

I have two arduino's with 2 RFlinks set up

On the first, I installed R43 and then upgraded to R44
> everything keeps working on both versions

On the second I installed R44 directly
> I see the same problem as @samsoul
When I now downgrade to R43 th RFlink starts working

I have switched the 2 arduino's and rflinks with each other
Arduino 1 + RFlink 1 > R43 OK and R44 OK
Arduino 1 + RFlink 2 > R43 OK and R44 OK
Arduino 2 + RFlink 1 > R43 OK and R44 Not OK
Arduino 2 + RFlink 2 > R43 OK and R44 Not OK

This makes me believe, the problem is not the hardware.
The soldering of the RFlinks is good and the Arduino's both work wit R43

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#8 Post by Stuntteam » 15 Nov 2016, 12:45

Correct, the issue is that one of the features that require additional hardware is activated.
That, together with the hardware detection failing on some Arduino Mega's causes a problem.
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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#9 Post by data » 28 Jan 2017, 20:39

Is the "Bluetooth LE Advertisement packet sniffing" enabled by default or does it need a special command?

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#10 Post by lake » 06 Feb 2017, 17:34

Hi there, I am no to RFLink and have just built the nodo-shop device.

If I run the R43 firmware all is well and I receive data correctly however if I upgrade to 44 or 45 I get no responses to commands and receive no debug data. I think this is the same issue as described above.
Stuntteam wrote:Correct, the issue is that one of the features that require additional hardware is activated.
That, together with the hardware detection failing on some Arduino Mega's causes a problem.
Is there a fix/hardware mode I need to apply in order to correct this issue?

Thanks

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#11 Post by Stuntteam » 06 Feb 2017, 19:17

Put a wire between pin 12 and 13 reboot rflink, remove wire, reboot again and all will be fine.
R46 will not have these issues.
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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#12 Post by data » 06 Feb 2017, 20:13

So can you name a date for R46?

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#13 Post by lake » 07 Feb 2017, 15:28

Thanks Stuntteam much appreciated, that sorted it :)

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#14 Post by macieiks » 17 Jun 2017, 17:20

@Stuntteam
Hi,

I know there is already topic with newer R45 and R46 however I would like to keep this post here because there is potential solution mentioned above.
One year ago I have bought RFlink (on PCB its v1.1.1) to control my 433MHz devices, I noticed there is a possibility now to use MySensors also. Thats why I have upgraded firmware to R46 to check it. Unfortunately, checking debug log on RFLink Loader I see:

"20;00;Nodo RadioFrequencyLink - RFLink Gateway V1.1 - R46;
20;01;MySensors=OFF;NO NRF24L01;"

This is also visible if I upgrade my Mega2560 with R43, R44, R45. I have tried three different NRF antennas to isolate problem with nrf module failure. I did not have any issues with RFLink to use it with 433MHz appliances. Your solution with wiring together Pin 12 & Pin could solve this behaviour? Should I wire it with RFLink module attached or detached? How about power. Wiring once device is up and running or wire it when power off -> then turn on -> then reboor -> then remove wire -> turn on and reboot?

Thanks for input
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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#15 Post by data » 17 Jun 2017, 22:07

Have you installed a NRF24L01 module?
You can use either the one linked above with removeable antenna and
integrated PA and LNA for maximum range or a cheaper version with
shorter range...

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#16 Post by macieiks » 18 Jun 2017, 12:43

@data
Hey,

I do have NRF24L01 module already installed like here:
Image

I have tried module with built in external antenna and smaller one without external antenna. Unfortunately results are the same.

Thanks,
Maciek

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#17 Post by data » 18 Jun 2017, 13:50

Have you enabled the module according to http://www.nemcon.nl/blog2/faq#Freq3 ?

See Q: What do I need to do besides add the NRF24L01?

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#18 Post by macieiks » 18 Jun 2017, 21:42

Yes, I was testing this step on R44, R45 and R46. I had "window popup" with information that it was "activated" but in the logs I saw the same "MySensors=OFF;NO NRF24L01;"

I see the following in FAQ:
Q: Can I use the NRF24L01 socket on the Nodo PCB for Milight signals?
A: That depends on the Nodo PCB version.
Version 1.1.3 and higher: Yes.
Versions below 1.1.3: No, the NodoNRF socket uses a software SPI solution while the NRF for Milight is using the hardware SPI pins.
Maybe it is not "direct" to MySensors but, if I have v1.1.1 on my RFLink PCB it means I cannot use NRF module for MySensors?

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Re: New RFLink firmware (R44) now available!

#19 Post by data » 18 Jun 2017, 22:01

Is your PCB exactly the same as depicted above? If not, post an actual photo, please.

The one in the image you've provided is wired up for MiLight / Applamp / Limitless Led support.
This configuration uses pins on the 'digital' port (pins 22-53) whereas the "NODO NRF24L01" Sensor
support is wired to the 'analog' ports.

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