[riot-users] transceiver's driver support for Arudino mega 2560

Peter Kietzmann peter.kietzmann at haw-hamburg.de
Wed Jun 17 09:07:32 CEST 2015

Hi Xili,

in addition to Kaspars mail: The Arduino-mega2560 has no GPIO 
implementation right now (and also no SPI). That's why there is no 
transceiver support even if we have this architecure-independet drivers. 
You could use other boards to drive your Xbee like stm boards or 
arduino-due. They are cheaper but you need cables. (When using 
arduino-due be aware of the pinout, I'm not sure if we already managed 
to configure the pins so one could just plug the Xbee shield on the board).

Regarding the Atmel sam21: Even if the status is "in progress" I 
recommend that platform. It is well supported in RIOT and used by many 
of our core developers. I think "in progress" means that not all 
features are implemented now. But the most are, right now.


Am 17.06.2015 um 08:54 schrieb Kaspar Schleiser:
> Hi Xili,
> On 06/17/15 03:49, Xili Wan wrote:
>>      Actually, we have a Xbee transceiver hardware attached to
>> Arduino-mega2560. My question is that "Does RIOT has the driver support for
>> some transceiver hardware (for example, Xbee transceiver) for Arduino mega
>> 2560 boards?".
> RIOT's design has architecture-independent drivers. Xbee is supported.
> You should be able to use this combination.
> That said, the network stack is in flux right now. While link-layer
> communication should work rather nice, higher layers, e.g., 6lowpan, are
> in stabilzation phase right now.
>> For the board "Atmel samr21 xplained pro" you recommend,  the supported
>> platform table (https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/wiki/RIOT-Platforms) says
>> this board's support status is "In Progress". I don't know whether we can
>> choose this or not.
> A lot of core devs are using the samr21, so it's probably the most
> supported board wrt networking.
> Kaspar
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