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

Hauke Petersen hauke.petersen at fu-berlin.de
Wed Jun 17 12:15:10 CEST 2015


just a side remark: All the Xbee module needs is a working UART driver 
(and this is there for the mega2560)...


On 17.06.2015 09:07, Peter Kietzmann wrote:
> 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.
> Best,
> Peter
> 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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