eRIC RF Evaluation Kit's

eRIC RF Evaluation Kit's

Test & Evaluation Kit for eRIC modules


The eRIC Evaluation Kit provides a platform for the test and evaluation of eRIC radio transceivers. The kit allows demonstration of the transfer of serial data over the RF link and simple manual / auto transmit / receive modes.


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Key Features of the eRIC Evaluation Kit

  • The eRIC Evaluation Kit provides a platform for the complete test and evaluation of sub-1GHz eRIC radio transceivers.
  • Using this kit together with the supplied ‘easyRadio Companion’ software, connection can be made to the eRIC (easyRadio Integrated Controller) modules allowing the default operating frequency (channels), RF power output, Over Air and Host serial communication rates to be and configured and changed.
  • In addition, by using the free Texas Instrument (TI) ‘Code Composer Studio’ (link below) software, application programs can be compiled, downloaded and run.

Kit Contents

  • Two eRIC4 (433MHz) or eRIC9-FCC (868/915MHz) RF Transceiver modules.
  • Two eRIC Evaluation boards.
  • Two matching antenna (400 / 900MHz) with SMA (Male) connectors.
  • Two 9V Alkaline PP3 Batteries.
  • Two USB Type A to Micro-B USB connector jump leads for connection to PC.
  • One ‘Wireless Mike’ 4GB USB memory stick containing data sheets and software.

  

 Part Number

 Frequency

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eRIC4-DK

434 MHz

Data Sheet

eRIC9-DK

868 / 915 MHz

Data Sheet

 

eRIC Evauation Kits are available for two regions: eRIC4 for European 433/4MHz licence exempt ISM band, eRIC9 dual band for European 868MHz and USA 902 - 928 MHz licence exempt ISM bands.

More about the eRIC Evaluation Kit

Using this kit together with the supplied ‘easyRadio Companion’ software, connection can be made to the eRIC modules allowing the default operating frequency (channels), RF power output, ‘Over Air’ and Host serial communication rates to be configured and changed.

The eRIC evaluation board is provided with both a ‘spring pinned socket’ and an area/pads for the alternative and permanent SMD mounting of eRIC. All eRIC pins (1–23) are brought out to Single In Line (SIL) turned pin sockets allowing easy interconnection to external prototype/development circuitry via jumper wires.

The board can be powered either by the PC USB connection (5V) or for portable/remote range testing by the supplied 9V PP3 battery. An on-board FT230 device provides a USB to serial connection to a host PC or other device and is used both for sending and receiving serial data to eRIC, sending configuration commands and at a later stage for programming the ‘flash’ memory of the device using the embedded bootloader software. Status LEDs are used to indicate presence of board power and both transmitted and received serial data activity. Four of the I/O pins are connected to pushbutton switches/LEDs to provide useful user input/outputs for test and demonstration during later application development.

Users in the United States using eRIC9 modules should permanently connect eRIC pin 14 (Frequency Select Pin) to 0V (Gnd). This action will change the default operating frequency from 869.75 MHz to 915.00 MHz and reduce the default transmit power output from +7dBm to -3dBm.

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Useful RF Information

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