The board has the following features:
- Freescale MC13224v ARM7 microcontroller with 802.15.4 radio
- Integrated bootloader (UART1, SPI, or I2C)
- PCB Antenna (open-air LOS range approx. 500ft @ 0dDm; full transmit power is 4.5dBm.)
- 24MHz crystal
- Reset button
- Two general purpose push buttons
- 2 LEDs for general purpose or for RX and TX.
- Flash erase jumpers (can also be erased using JTAG)
- 36 GPIO brought out to 0.1" pin header (includes all peripheral pins)
- On-board FT2232H JTAG and UART
- USB-A connector, powered from USB
- Pads for optional inductor for integrated buck converter
- Pads for optional 32.768kHz crystal
- Open development environment available at http://mc1322x.devl.org
- Open hardware design (CC-BY-SA): design files
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2021-09-17: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.
2012-07-25: I installed Instant Contiki 2.6 in VirtualBox, and proceeded to compile some examples: First, set correct keyboard layout:
then, go contiki
cd ~/contiki/examples/hello-world make TARGET=redbee-econotag hello-world
which worked. I then connected the econotag to the host, enabled it in VirtualBox... but the upload target doesn't exist:
make TARGET=redbee-econotag hello-world.upload
Hmm, Define an alias (in ~/./bash_aliases):
add my user to the dialout group:
sudo adduser user dialout
try an upload:
mcload -f hello-world_redbee-econotag.bin -t /dev/ttyUSB1 (here I press the RESET button on the board) ......CONNECT Size: 27764 bytes Sending hello-world_redbee-econotag.bin done sending files. performing ring osc cal crm_status: 0xc0000 sys_cntl: 0x18 ring osc cal complete cal_count: 0x1879bd5 cal factor: 98 hib_wake_secs: 1960 Rime started with address 00:50:C2:A8:CD:21:B5:13 CSMA sicslowmac, channel check rate 100 Hz, radio channel 26 Starting 'Hello world process' Hello, world
2012-07-25: the package arrived at the post office (Sofienberg), I paid NOK 204.- (84.- in VAT (MVA), and 120.- for handling (fortollingsgebyr). Total cost (os far) is NOK 644.-
2012-07-18: I ordered one Econotag from Redwire LLC, for USD 55.- plus USD 17.- in shipping (small flat rate box). A total of USD 72.- (about NOK 440.-). I selected "no firmware" when ordering.