Development v12

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All the resources present on this section belong to Waspmote v12, Waspmote Plug & Sense! v12 and Meshlium v3.8.

If you have a Waspmote v15, Waspmote Plug & Sense! v15 or Meshlium v4.0 please go to the new Development Section.

Check what is your version and what are the differences between the old and the new one in this document.

» SX 03a: TX ACK

This example shows how to configure the semtech module in LoRa mode and then send packets with plain-text payloads waiting for the acknowledgement (ACK) from the receiver

Required Materials

1 x Waspmote PRO
1 x Battery
1 x MiniUSB wire
1 x SX1272 module (LoRa)
1 x Receiver module with SX_03b example

Notes

- The SX1272 module is provided with a special 4.5 dBi antenna, which enables maximum range. The only exception is Smart Parking; in this case the antenna is smaller, 0 dBi, to fit inside the enclosure.
- It is not recommended to work without an antenna screwed to the module. The module could be damaged due to RF reflections.
- The SX1272 module can only be used in special Waspmote units which have been modified to drive the SPI pins to SOCKET0. (only SOCKET0 is available for SX1272)
- This module does not save the configuration. So, the network settings as the mode or the channel MUST be configured every time it is switched on.
- This example can be executed in Waspmote v12 and Waspmote v15

Code

/*
 *  ------ [SX_03a] - TX LoRa with ACKs -------- 
 *
 *  Explanation: This example shows how to configure the semtech 
 *  module in LoRa mode and then send packets with plain-text payloads
 *  waiting for the acknowledgement (ACK) from the receiver
 *
 *  Copyright (C) 2014 Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S.L. 
 *  http://www.libelium.com 
 *  
 *  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify 
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by 
 *  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or 
 *  (at your option) any later version. 
 *  
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, 
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of 
 *  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the 
 *  GNU General Public License for more details. 
 *  
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License 
 *  along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. 
 *  
 *  Version:           0.1
 *  Design:            David Gascón 
 *  Implementation:    Covadonga Albiñana, Yuri Carmona
 */


// Include this library to transmit with sx1272
#include <WaspSX1272.h>

// define the destination address to send packets
uint8_t rx_address = 2;

// status variable
int8_t e;


void setup()
{
  // Init USB port
  USB.ON();
  USB.println(F("SX_03a example"));
  USB.println(F("Semtech SX1272 module TX in LoRa with ACKs"));

  USB.println(F("----------------------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("Setting configuration:")); 
  USB.println(F("----------------------------------------"));

  // Init sx1272 module
  sx1272.ON();

  //// Options to configure: ////

  // Select frequency channel
  e = sx1272.setChannel(CH_14_868);
  USB.print(F("Setting Channel CH_14_868.\t state ")); 
  USB.println(e);

  // Select implicit (off) or explicit (on) header mode
  e = sx1272.setHeaderON();
  USB.print(F("Setting Header ON.\t\t state "));  
  USB.println(e); 

  // Select mode: from 1 to 10
  e = sx1272.setMode(10);  
  USB.print(F("Setting Mode '10'.\t\t state ")); 
  USB.println(e);  
  
  // Select CRC on or off
  e = sx1272.setCRC_ON();
  USB.print(F("Setting CRC ON.\t\t\t state "));
  USB.println(e); 

  // Select output power (Max, High or Low)
  e = sx1272.setPower('H');
  USB.print(F("Setting Power to 'H'.\t\t state "));  
  USB.println(e); 

  // Select the node address value: from 2 to 255
  e = sx1272.setNodeAddress(7);
  USB.print(F("Setting Node Address to '7'.\t state "));
  USB.println(e);
  USB.println();

  delay(1000);  

  USB.println(F("----------------------------------------"));
  USB.println(F("Sending:")); 
  USB.println(F("----------------------------------------"));
}


void loop()
{
  // Sending packet before ending a timeout and waiting for an ACK response  
  e = sx1272.sendPacketTimeoutACK(rx_address, "this_is_the_data_message");

  // Check sending status
  if( e == 0 ) 
  {
    USB.println(F("Packet sent OK"));     
  }
  else 
  {
    USB.print(F("Error sending the packet."));  
    USB.print(F("state: "));
    USB.println(e, DEC);
  } 

  delay(1000);
}

Output

H#
SX_03a example
Semtech SX1272 module TX in LoRa with ACKs
----------------------------------------
Setting configuration:
----------------------------------------
Setting Channel CH_14_868. state 0
Setting Header ON. state 0
Setting Mode '10'. state 0
Setting CRC ON. state 0
Setting Power to 'H'. state 0
Setting Node Address to '7'. state 0

----------------------------------------
Sending:
----------------------------------------
Packet sent OK
Packet sent OK
Packet sent OK
...

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