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).
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)?