FAQ: ADRadioNet - Features & Value Proposition

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ADRadioNet is a simple, robust and easy to use proprietary protocol from Analog Devices for use in low power wireless networks operating in ISM bands.


This protocol is designed and optimized for use with Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz of ISM bands. The design is best suited for use with low cost memory constrained devices with limited memory footprint. The ADRadioNet mainly differs from traditional protocols by removing the requirement for routing algorithms which require large memory requirement to store the routing table entries. The protocol is designed to be bidirectional, with support for bidirectional end-to-end acknowledgements, as well as single cast and broadcast addressing.


Major Features

  • Multi-band currently 433 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz bands; narrow band and 2.4 GHz versions may follow
  • Multi-hop, self-healing network
  • Stateless, no routing tables, no address translations
  • Very modest resource demand – currently 8kB memory (without encryption)
  • Security features include AES128 encryption
  • Internet gateway


Application Features

  • Immediate recovery after power outages
  • Scales well – larger networks does not require major memory increase
  • No administration traffic - Low latency
  • All devices behave identical regardless of where they are in the network simplifying test and verification
  • Robust through the use of channel hopping


Value Proposition

  • License and royalty free
  • Low power sensor support
  • Robustness through the use of channel-hopping
  • Stateless – instance recovery after power-up
  • Low latency data collection e.g. sensor networks
  • Interface to IP networks