Wireless technology provides solutions to many application problems and there are many topologies and protocols that are optimised for the requirements that need to be served. However, few networks exist in isolation and it is usually necessary for control commands and data to be communicated remotely to the wireless network through a concentrator or gateway, interfacing to an entirely different protocol.
The ubiquity of the Internet and PC based systems means that this is usually Ethernet or alternatively USB. Because of their ubiquity, these protocols are often viewed as a commodity product, but that does not make them less complex.
The Cyan USB/Ethernet Development Kit, available through GLYN High-Tech Distribution , provides a ready-to-go solution to gateway problems.
- Interfaces with USB(host or device) and/or Ethernet to any RF module that uses AT Command set, UART and SPI.
- Full demo available transferring data from RF module to display on embedded webserver.
- Easily create a customised gateway to the RF protocol node, namely, Radiocrafts Wireless MBus, ZigBee (Jennic, Ember, Radiocrafts), Zensys/Z-Wave, Coronis/Wavenis and IEEE802.15.4.
- Schematics available for incorporation into customer’s own design
- Production ready USB/Ethernet module for immediate implementation
- Drag and drop software components, including USB and Ethernet stacks
- Planned RF/USB/Ethernet modules
- Easy customisation using free of charge CyanIDE2 tools
- Includes unrestricted CyanIDE2 IDE, compiler, toolchain and high speed eICE dongle
- Unused MCU performance and peripherals available for customer's own use
The Cyan USB/Ethernet Development Kit has the following board features:
- Cyan eCOG1X14Z5 microcontroller: 512KB flash, 24KB SRAM, 4x UART, 12-bit 200ksps ADC, 12-bit DAC, 10/100 Ethernet and USB 2.0 Compatible host/slave/OTG peripheral
- 16MB SDRAM
- Ethernet PHY and RJ45 connector
- USB connectors for use with internal PHY (Ls, FS) and external PHY (HS)
- RS 232 Buffer x 1 channel
- Webserver which serves pages over Ethernet to a standard browser that has been stored on a standard external USB memory stick. The pages can be updated remotely using FTP.
- Data logging from an analogue channel to a USB flash disc.
- DNS Resolver.
- Ethernet stack with TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP (Ping), DHCP Client, DNS Client, HTTP Web Server, Telnet Server and FTP Server.
- USB stack with keyboard device, audion device, CDC Serial (Q4 2008) and MSD device
- FAT File System
- CYDF Driver Framework