The DC9021B SmartMesh IP™ Starter Kit provides all the tools for evaluating SmartMesh® network performance with respect to your application needs, including high reliability, ultralow power, scalability and ease of installation. This accelerates device integration and application software development.
The DC9021B Starter Kit includes five motes, or nodes (DC9018B-B), to enable you to quickly deploy a multi-hop mesh network in the RF environment specific to your application. The StarGazer evaluation software graphical user interface (GUI) allows you to quickly see the mesh network form, as well as key performance statistics, such as data reliability and latency.
The DC9018B-B Evaluation/Development Mote Modules feature easy-to-probe signal pins. In addition, the starter kit provides access to both manager and mote software application programming interfaces (APIs) over USB to enable application software development.
The DC2274A-A USB Embedded Network Manager comes factory-configured as an embedded network manager, where both the wireless-to-wired access point function and the network management algorithms run on board.
The DC2274A-B USB Access Point Mote enables customers to evaluate VManager, which supports thousands of nodes.
SmartMesh IP Starter Kit – includes the following items:
- One USB Embedded Network Manager (DC2274A-A)
- One USB Access Point Mote (DC2274A-B)
- Five Evaluation / Development Motes (DC9018B-B)
- One Eterna Interface Card (DC9006A), which includes a DC9004 adapter card
- One Eterna QuikEval Adapter (DC9005A)
- Additional CR2032 batteries
- USB Cables
The DC9021B Starter Kit operates in the 2.4000GHz to 2.4835GHz international license-free frequency band. Starter kits and demo boards are for evaluation purposes only. It remains the customer’s responsibility to verify proper and reliable operation in the actual end application.
|Software Utility||Description||Download Link|
|StarGazer||GUI application for visualizing a network and interacting with motes||Download|
|Serial Mux||Software used to connect multiple clients to the manager||Download|
|SmartMesh SDK (optional)||Software development kit used to interact with the devices’ Application Programming Interface (API)||GitHub Repository|
|FTDI driver||USB-to-Serial drivers for communication with DC9001, DC9006 boards||Download VCP from FTDIchip.com|
|LBR (optional)||Low power Border Router software utility and sample code. Python script for mapping SmartMesh IP networks onto an IPv4 network (e.g. Ethernet)||Download|