RF Adapter Board
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RF Adapter Board

Embedded Artists' RF Adapter Board adds wireless communication (ISM, ZigBee, WiFi) capabilities to your project.

The adapter board contains sockets/connectors for many RF-modules on the market, see specification section.

The board has Embedded Artists' standard 14-pos expansion connector, and communicates with the RF-modules via the SPI or UART interface. Several of our boards have the serial expansion connector on-board. More modules are found here.

Available Bundles

  • EA-ACC-022: RF Adapter Board together with the XB24-AWI-001 - 1mW XBee S1 module.

Introduction and Demo

Below are some examples of how to use the RF Adapter Board:

Digi XBee® Module Anaren Air module Redpine Signals WiFi module RF Adapter board connected to AOA Application Board Roving Network WiFi module



RF Adapter Board

  • Socket for Digi's XBee® modules and compatible modules:
  • Socket for Redpine Signals WiFi modules:
    • RS-XMEGA-220X module (based on RS9110-N-11-22) with UART interface
    • RS-SAM3S-220x module (based on RS9110-N-11-22) with SPI interface
  • Socket for TI's RF-module pinning (dual 20 pos 50 mil pitch connectors)
    • Multiple modules from TI's product line
    • TIWI-SL EM board  from LS Research
    • Multiple evaluation module boards from Anaren
  • Module supply voltage: 3.3V
  • Two standard 14 pos serial expansion connector interfaces (2x7 shrouded pin header, 50/100 mil spacing)
  • Compact 43 x 56 mm module size
  • 3.2 mm mounting holes in 34 x 48 mm pattern

Supported Boards

The RF Adapter Board can be used directly with any of the following Embedded Artists boards:

  • OEM Base Board - included in the LPC1788 / LPC4088 / LPC3250 Developer's Kit.
  • AOA Application Kit

It is simple to interface the standard 14-pos serial expansion connector with any custom design.

Documentation and Resources

RF Adapter Board Schematics and Measurements
RF Adapter Board - Rev A (updated 2012-08-22)

14 pos Serial Expansion Connector

Declaration of Conformity
Embedded Artists' general RoHS 2 declaration


Sample Software Disclaimer

  • Project Files: The sample applications contain project files for the free LPCXpresso IDE/Debugger.
  • BSP: Board Support Package exists for the LPC1788 Developer's Kit and the AOAA Kit.
  • Console: A generic console application which reads data from a connected terminal (such as Tera Term) and forwards this data to the RF-module and vice versa. This allows you to work with the module via a terminal application and send commands directly to the module.
  • A2500R24A: Sample application for the Anaren A2500R24A module
  • RNXV: Sample application for Roving's RN-XV module.
  • RS220X: Sample application for Redpine Signals RS-XMEGA-220X module.
  • XBee S1: Sample application for Digi's XBee Series 1 module.
  • XBee S6: Sample application for Digi's XBee Series 6 module.

Included in kit

  • One RF Adapter Board
  • One 80mm 14 pos 100 mil pitch flat cable (serial expansion cable)
  • Serial number that gives you access to the support site for this product

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