Microchip RN2483 & RN2903 transceivers of any interest to RFLink?

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Microchip RN2483 & RN2903 transceivers of any interest to RFLink?

#1 Post by Gamester17 » 15 Nov 2016, 17:38

Notice that these been out for a while now but there appears to have been no public discussion here about them in regards to RFLink firmware:

http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/12/15/ ... lications/

These chips are only $11 so I was just wondering it they might fit into the RFLink model? ...Though I don't know of any LoRA sensors or relays(?).

There is already a gateway board on Kickstarter that makes use of these chips and it seems to kind of fit into a similar niche as RFLink gateway:

http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/11/11/ ... wdfunding/
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Re: Microchip RN2483 & RN2903 transceivers of any interest to RFLink?

#2 Post by Stuntteam » 15 Nov 2016, 20:23

good question..
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Re: Microchip RN2483 & RN2903 transceivers of any interest to RFLink?

#4 Post by JR01 » 23 Nov 2016, 19:41

Thank you Gamester17, this is of interest to me as well. I see Adafruit also brought one out now, https://www.adafruit.com/product/3178, with a "At the Feather M0's heart is an ATSAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0 processor, clocked at 48 MHz and at 3.3V logic, the same one used in the new Arduino Zero".

Many on Tindie as well. How would one get this going to a base station, could RFLink play role here?
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Re: Microchip RN2483 & RN2903 transceivers of any interest to RFLink?

#5 Post by Gamester17 » 21 Dec 2016, 09:45

Pycom will soon launch three relativly cheap OEM modules with more funtions for corresponding to WiPy (WiFi + BLE), LoPy (LoRa + WiFi + BLE), and SiPy (Sigfox + WiFi + BLE) connectivity featues with respectively W01, S01 and L01 modules.

http://www.cnx-software.com/2016/12/19/ ... -projects/

While a little more expensive than Microchip's RN2483 & RN2903 transceivers, Pycom has more impressive key features bundled in:

W01 WipY 2.0 OEM Module – Dual network BLE and WiFi – 7.95 Euros
L01 LoPy OEM module – LoRa, WiFi and Bluetooth – 14.95 Euros
S01 SiPy OEM module – Sigfox, WiFi and Bluetooth; Available in both 14dB (for Europe) and 22dB (outside Europe) version for respectively 14.95 and 19.95 Euros

All three models have basically the same functionality as the full board, but there are missing the voltage regulator, reverse power supply protection, antenna switch, smd antenna, u.fl connectors, reset switch, LED, headers, and a few passive components found on the development boards. The modules will come in an hermetically sealed trays, and are both CE and FCC certified.

The modules will officially launch in April 2017 with a minimum order quantity of 500 units.

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