Nowadays, some manufacturers offer boards with additional power amplifiers for the radio signal. These boards may cover a rather large area than the regular CC2530. The standard router firmware does not work with boards.
Therefore I’ve prepared particular versions of the router firmware.
EBYTE E18-MS1PA1-IPX (best choice: CC2592 amplifier and connector for external antenna) + breadboard for easy soldering and mounting.
EBYTE E18-MS1PA1 (for small devices: CC2592 amplifier, built-in antenna).
Compact power supply: option 1 or option 2
Therefore I’ve prepared particular versions:
The RFX2401 power amplifier has wiring identical to CC2590. Please, use the firmware for cc2530 + cc2590.
Your comments are welcome!
- These boards require a power supply with stable high output current (500mA). Double-check cheap Chinese power sources.
- Double-check the distance between pins or pin pads. For example, the EBYTE board has 1.27 mm between pins. It is very hard to solder.
Added the “Aging” mode. The router forgets child devices that didn’t send any data for four hours. It helps when an end-device selects a new path to a coordinator.