IQRF meets demands of developers and smaller companies and brings possibility to develop wireless applications without programming and with minimum initial costs.
IQRF Alliance and an advantage of usage of Direct Peripheral Access – DPA and hardware profiles were introduced to you in our article IQRF Alliance brings wireless networks without programming. By entering to an IQRF Alliance the user gains access to a full DPA functionality, what greatly simplifies development and usage of IQRF wireless modules. DPA ensures compatibility of all products using this protocol and thanks to this it´s possible to add functionality of wireless communication into your product within few days or weeks.
However if you don´t suppose so fast deployment of your product and a 1000 Euro credit/ year is uselessly too expensive for you, now you have a possibility to use DPA and hardware profiles even without entry into the IQRF Alliance. The only thing you need is to develop with modules marked with „DC“ prefix (data controlled), i.e. for example DCTR-52 … Various IQRF modules are available in two versions – standard, as well as „DC“. If you´re a member of IQRF Alliance, standard modules are the right ones for you (without marking „DC“). If you´re not a member of an IQRF Alliance but despite this you wish to use significant simplification of development in a form of DPA and hardware profiles, then the “DC” modules are ideal for you. For a slightly higher price you have a chance to develop and use wireless communication and control with a maximum simplification. It is beneficial to use “DC” modules up to approx. 400 pcs/year. Then it´s already more advantageous to become a member of IQRF Alliance.
IQRF technology features, description of a new development environment IDE and OS, as well as advantages of IQRF Alliance membership advantages can be seen in a record from our webinar Wireless MESH networks without programming.
Creating of wireless MESH networks now even more effective – [Link]
Compact embedded module WizFi630 enables to connect any serial RS232 device to a TCP/IP network. However it´s not all. By supporting 3 Ethernet ports, it offers a wide variability to connect another devices to a Wi-Fi network, in various operation modes.
Novelty from company Wiznet – WizFi630 module provides, besides the RS232/ Wi-Fi interface, even many other functions, which place it to a category of routers. Via 2 UART and 3 Ethernet ports it is possible connect several devices in various modes of operation: AP (Access point), Client , AP client and Gateway. These modes are best illustrated in attached picturs. For a development support, we offer you a novelty – WizFi630EVB evaluation board with complete accessories for a promo price in a limited amount – with almost 50% discount.
- high-performance Wi-Fi module with the RS232 interface
- 90 Mbps effective rate
- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- 2 UART and 3 Ethernet ports
- usable as a Wi-Fi router, AP, AP-client, Client, AD-HOC
- 64/128 bit WPA/WPA2-PSK TKIP, AES
- easy configuration via a built-in web server, serial commands or a Windows utility
- CE, FCC, KCC certificates
WizFi630 – WiFi on all ways, including AP, Client and Gateway – [Link]
A new internet controlled lighting project called SplashLight is being developed. It has 4 relays to turn lights on and off, and 3 PWM outputs to drive RGB LEDs. The core of the project is a Cortex M3 uC with an Ethernet PHY/MAC from Texas Instruments.
The project includes iPhone, Android, and web applications to control the board over the web. It looks like the PCB and schematic files will be made available in the future, but the license is still unannounced. Might be ripe for a remake.
Network controlled relays & 3 channel PWM – [Link]
This project is one of many I have undertaken to control my house using a set of rules, a web interface, a logger and many more components. This project is a light dimmer which has multiple control interfaces such an RS485 network, an infrared remote control, a proximity touch slider or touch sensor.
Network Light Dimmer – [Link]
The following construction allows a simple cable tester to determine whether the cable network is present in high-frequency signal from the source. It is a contactless version of the tester to detect the presence of a signal at distances up to 2m. It can be used to control all types of signal cables, such as divorce Ethernet,modem connections, digital TV, etc. The circuit lights an LED at the moment it accepts RF energy around the cable.
Network Cable Tester – [Link]
I never appreciated my internet connection enough when I lived in the city. Now that I’m a country mouse I think it really IS a series of tubes. Reliable it’s not. So I thought it would be fun to use an Arduino, my BlinkM and a bit of python to create a visual network monitor.
Arduino network monitior – [Link]
Darco wanted to be able to control his Christmas lights with a web browser so he build the networked christmas light controller in an altoids tin. The controller is based on ybox2 networked set-top box. He removed the original controller and have the black power cables connected directly to the outer green wires. View the complete modification of Christmass lights on the link below. [via]
Networked christmas light controller – [Link]
This project is an Arduino based network status monitor. Eric Ayars wanted a unit to serve as an early-warning system for network problems so he concluded using LED as signs. When the leds light green the system is fine, when the leds light red Arduino is detecting a problem and when the leds light yellow-orange the Arduino is unable to detect the system status. The unit is able to monitor 13 systems and the software requires two separate programs: one to run on the host machine and determine the status of the various machines on the network, one to run on the Arduino and control the lights based on the information it gets from the host. Check details on the link below.
Arduino Network-status indicator – [Link]
Akiba @ FreakLabs introduced a new Arduino compatible board named Freakduino-Chibi. This board has open source 802.15.4 protocol stack and integrated radio. The stack and board are designed to make it easy for people to setup wireless sensor networks or get started in embedded wireless communications. Check it out on the link below. [via]
Freakduino-Chibi: Arduino-based Wireless Sensor Networking – [Link]