@ANY900 BRICK Boards

Extended development board for easy application development using IEEE 802.15.4 Sub-1-GHz @ANY900 modules. Featuring integrated sensors, battery- and USB-powered operation, programmable buttons, and full module interfaces, the board serves as a reference design for @ANY900 modules and offers a complete toolset for developing a wireless application.

Mechanical module size 68.5 x 46.5 x 5 mm

@ANY900 BRICKs are reliable standalone nodes based on the @ANY900 modules. Powered by USB, a battery pack (2 x AAA) or via 2.54 mm pin socket, they encompass a wide range of use cases. Thanks to the on-board UART chip, a serial connection to a host or other device is easily set up either via USB interface or by using the corresponding pins. Supported with off-the-shelf drivers by the commercially maintained FTDI Driver Suite, the USB interface ensures maximum interconnectivity and seamless integration to various operating systems.

In addition to the integrated on-board temperature, humidity, dewpoint, acceleration, and battery voltage sensors, external devices can be easily attached to various interfaces such as TWI/ I2C or SPI via the pin socket. Customized BRICK nodes with robust ABS enclosure, RF pigtail connector, and optional external antenna, enable seamless product infrastructure setup.

Our Smart MAC Suite AT-command-based firmware and the included application examples guarantee a quick bring-up.

Overview

Key Features

  • USB 2.0 compliant IEEE 802.15.4 -2006 based development hardware platform within compact design form factor
  • Supports European, US, Japanese, and Chinese Sub-1 GHz software adjustable ISM bands
  • Complete @ANY900 module interface accessible via 2.54 mm pin sockets for application development
  • Versatile integrated temperature, humidity, dewpoint, acceleration, and battery voltage sensors
  • Power options include USB interface, battery holder (AAA) or pin socket
  • Programmable push-buttons and status LEDs
  • Commercially maintained FTDI Driver Suite ensure a seamless OS integration and support
  • Outdoor range (line of sight): ≤ 250 m (@ANY900-1 Brick)
    and ≤ 2.5 km (@ANY900-2 Brick)
  • Integrated power supply monitoring for battery operation

Benefits

  • Self-contained design with versatile powering options and full interface access to @ANY900 modules for building tailored IEEE 802.15.4 based applications
  • Easy development with ready-to-use AT-command-based Smart MAC Suite firmware, app examples, Development Kits and full technical support
  • Full EN300328, FCC CFR Part 15, RoHS and REACH compliance
  • Seamless USB connectivity via commercially maintained FTDI driver suite ensures easy infrastructure bring up and customization
  • Simple data exchange via human readable console output to accelerate system design
  • Best-in-class range and excellent wall penetration for indoor usage
  • Easy firmware management using off-the-shelf tools and JTAG interface, including OTAU or serial flashing via bootloader
  • Customized BRICK Nodes with ABS enclosure and collaterals are available to facilitate the productization process

Specifications

RF Characteristics
Max. Transceiver Output Power up to 2.0 dBm EIRP for @ ANY900-1 BRICK
up to 10 dBm for @ANY900-2 BRICK
Receiver Sensitivity (per 1%) up to -110 dBm
Data Rate up to 1 Mbps (proprietary), e.g. 250 kbps @ Zigbee
Frequency European SRD Band (868 MHz), North American ISM Band (915 MHz), Japanese band (928 MHz), Chinese WPAN band (780 MHz)
Data Encryption AES 128 supported
Modulation O-QPSK (IEEE 802.15.4 compliant), BPSK
Applicable Network Topologies P2P, P2MP, Tree, Star, Mesh and other IEEE 802.15.4 based topologies
Hardware Characteristics
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C
Microcontroller & Transceiver ATmega1281V
AT86RF212B
On-Chip Flash 128 kB
On-Board DataFlash 256 kB
On-Chip RAM 8 kB
On-Chip EEPROM 4 kB
Interfaces JTAG, USB 2.0
Extensions
Optical Elements 3 Status LEDs (programmable)
Supported Sensors Temperature (LM73)
Humidity & Dewpoint (SHT21)
Acceleration (BMA253)
Connectivity mini USB Plug (optional micro USB)
Others 2x AAA battery holder
ON/OFF switch
2x Push Button
Electrical Characteristics
Voltage 5.0 V USB-powered
Battery Power 2xAAA
GPIO powered 3.3 V or 5.0 V
Interfaces
GPIOs up to 30 configurable GPIOs (4 ADC lines, TWI/I2C, 2 UART, 1-Wire, SPI, 2 IRQ lines)
USB Interface FT234 USB
Ordering Information
Order Number ANY900-1 BRICK
ANY900-2 BRICK
ANY900-1 BRICK Node**
ANY900-2 BRICK Node**

**ANY900-x BRICK completed with ABS enclosure and required antenna collaterals

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