@ANY900 USB Dongles

A plug-and-play USB-hosted gateway to enable IEEE 802.15.4-based Sub-1 GHz wireless network. A versatile dongle can also serve as a regular node or a network sniffer. Supported by the commercially maintained driver suites, the robust USB dongle design allows seamless OS integration. @ANY900 modules provide stable operation for various Sub-1 GHz bands.

Mechanical module size 80 x 17 x 5 mm

Based on the @ANY900 modules, the host-powered @ANY900 USB dongles are reliable gateway solutions that come in a compact sized form factor. Optimal RF characteristics are achieved using on-chip ceramic antenna (@ANY900-1) or U.FL connector (@ANY900-2) option providing maximum flexibility of external antenna adaptations. The on-board UART chip allows for easy setup of a serial connection via USB interface. Supported with off-the-shelf drivers by the commercially maintained FTDI Driver Suite, the USB 2.0 compliant interface ensures a seamless integration to various operating systems.

Combined with Peryton S analyzer software, the dongle can serve as a single channel protocol analyzer. Firmware upgrades are performed via on-board bootloader or integrated JTAG interface.

Ensure quick setup by ordering the product preprogrammed with either our AT-command-based Smart MAC Suite firmware, your own firmware, or common stacks such as 6LoWPAN, Zigbee PRO or Lightweight Mesh.

Overview

Key Features

  • USB 2.0 compliant IEEE 802.15.4 -2006 based hardware platform within compact USB dongle format
  • Software adjustable support of European, US, Japanese, and Chinese Sub-1 GHz ISM bands
  • Commercially maintained FTDI Driver Suite ensures a seamless OS integration and support
  • Outdoor range (line of sight): ≤ 250 m (@ANY900-1 USB Dongle)
    and ≤ 2.5 km (@ANY900-2 USB Dongle)
  • Network topology: P2P, P2MP, Star, Tree, Mesh (IEEE802.15.4 and Zigbee PRO)
  • Extra 256 kB on-board DataFlash for storing firmware images, application data and OTAU support
  • Data rate: up to 1 Mbps, e.g. Zigbee: 250 kbps gross
  • Upgradeable via on-board bootloader or integrated JTAG interface

Benefits

  • Self-contained, host-powered infrastructure solution to accelerate bring up, testing, monitoring and controlling of your IEEE 802.15.4 based wireless network
  • 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
  • USB connectivity is in line with maintained commercial driver suite by FTDI to ensure seamless infrastructure bring up and customization
  • Simple data exchange via human readable console output is available to speed-up the 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
  • Can be used as a single channel protocol analyzer for 802.15.4 Sub-1-GHz based networks utilizing Peryton S analyzer software

Specifications

RF Characteristics
Max. Transceiver Output Power up to 2.0 dBm EIRP for @ ANY900-1 (with ceramic chip antenna optimized 868/915MHz)
up to 10 dBm for @ANY900-2 (U.FL antenna connector)
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
USB Interface FT234 USB
Optical Elements Status LED (programmable)
Connectivity USB Type-A plug
Electrical Characteristics
Voltage 5.0 V USB-powered
Certification
Radio Compliance EN300220, FCC CFR Part 15
Manufacturing RoHS & REACH
Ordering Information
Order Number ANY900-1 USB Dongle
ANY900-1 USB Dongle
ANY900-USB Enclosure Pack (white enclosure and cap)

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