i'm currently evaluating the use of 6lowpan for a new product we want to develop (sensor network) and i really like the cc1180/CC1110 based sensors. the only problem i have is the linux based boarder router, which definitely is an overkill for my application and totally breaks the cost barrier.Will a similar solution for the border router used in the Stellaris 2.4Ghz Zigbee Wireless Kit (DK-EM2-2520Z plus DK-LM3S9B96) be available also for 6lowpan? Meaning that a router based on the LM3S9B96 plus a rf transceiver would do the job perfectly for me but i can't handle the development effort....
You can run the Nanorouter application on the Beaglebone platform, i.e. you can easily replace the OMAP-L138 with Beaglebone. You will however need to connect a RF interface (CC1180) to one of the UARTs on the Beaglebone, and so far we do not supply any shield that can connect. One way to do it for test purposes is to use the USB and make a virtual COM port. It has been tested and verifed to work.
We are looking at different alternatives in order to be able to provide a lowcost gateway, but I do not have any more specific information to share as of today.
thanks very much for the suggestion!i had something similar already in mind, but designing a pcb for a processor like that (some 300pin bga) + the processor itself + external ram + some form of external flash + ethernet phy + more sophisticated power supplies really rises the bom cost quite significantly compared to a single chip 100pin lqfp solution a la LM3S9B96...Also using the beaglebone itself is not a solution because in mass production the end product will get too expensive.
Can you provide some information on the timeline of this low cost gateway solutions you are currently evaluating?
Thanks again very much.
(boarder router?... border router of course...)
Ok, I understand. I would recommend talking to the Sensinode team regarding a software that are capable of running a LBR on e.g. a Stellaris device. You can contact them at suppport(at)sensinode.com
Will update you once we have more details on the low cost solution from TI.
Where can I download the SDK for the OMAPL138 in the CC-6LOWPAN-DK-868 that includes the Sensinode NanoRouter stack?
You can get the SDK from us, please send me a private message and I'll provide it to you. Note that we are delivering this as a "black box" solution, and will not be able to give you much support on the Linux development.
How do I send you a private message?
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