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S2C programable vs non-programable ARDUINO

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Hello all,

I'm working in a project using xbees and an microcontroller Atmega 1284P (8Mhz - 3.3Vdc) with 2 serial ports. Functionality is 100% compatible with arduino IDE. I’m working with 3 prototype nodes and trying to build a mesh network.

This project doesn't require any special programing into the Xbee's “Freescale microcontroller” but only the functionalities in “RF microcontroller” for mesh networking.

I'm using 3 xbees' S2C programmable but having hard time communicating with the xbee using the 1284P's 2nd serial port. I guess it is due to the 2nd microcontroller in the xbee (Freescale).

Questions:
1. Is there a way to get the “Freescale” in ByPass mode, but calling the commands from the atmega code after xbee booted up?

2. Using the xbee S2C non-programmable version is a better solution to this problem (no Freescale microcontroller to deal with)?


Thank you
Vsat
asked Aug 21, 2016 in Modbus and Industrial Automation by Vsat New to the Community (0 points)

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i think there is no way to bypass the free scale controller in xbee
answered Aug 27, 2016 by csreddy Seasoned Professional (194 points)
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On this page: http://www.digi.com/support/productdetail?pid=4624

Download CodeWarrior and XBee SDK under "Development Software and Sample Code"

There is a pre-made program in the SDK that allows you to put the XBee into bypass mode

SDK documentation is here: http://xbee-sdk-doc.readthedocs.io/en/1.5.7/doc/introduction/
answered Aug 29, 2016 by DystopianFerret Veteran of the Digi Community (365 points)
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