ADF7242 Sportmode IEEE802.15.4-2006


we are working with two EVAL-ADF7242-PMDZ boards.

One device should be configured in IEEE802.15.4-2006 sport mode TX and one in IEEE802.15.4.2006 sport mode RX.

The RX-board is working and verified, though we cant get the TX board working.

We tried to setup the TX as described in figure 9 of the data sheet:

-) Invoke the adf7242 device in RC_TX state, data clocked in on falling edge of clock.

   (Also tried, data clocked in on rising edge of clock -> no difference)

-) Set up a test-frame to transmit:

x"00",x"00",x"00",x"00",                               -- Preamble
x"A7",                                                 -- SFD
x"10",                                                 -- PHY header
x"01",x"A8",                                           -- Frame control field
x"99",x"AA",x"AA",x"BB",x"BB",x"DD",x"DD",x"EE",x"EE", -- Addressing fields
x"C0",x"FF",x"EE",                                     -- Payload
x"90",x"A9"                                            -- FCS

-) Do the symbol to chip mapping:

-) Put the data synchronized with TRCLK_CKO_GP3(faling edge f clock) , out on DT_GP1:

    Start of the transmission:


    setup-time: The data changes on on the rising edge of the TRCLK_CKO_GP3 clock -> t33 is 250ns.

    hold-time:   The hold time t34 is set to 100ns.

Unfortunately, we cant get any data output on the RX adf7242 device.

Any help would be appreciated.

PS: There is some inconsistent in the data sheet, regarding the sportmode-RX configuration,you might want to fix:

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Dec 8, 2017 9:00 PM


    Thanks for your query. I have some clarifications on your test-frame:

    SFD - I would expect this to be 16bits long

    PHY Header - Not sure what settings you wish to set but I would expect to see 0x01, 0x98 corresponding to your Addressing, Payload and FCS fields

    Can you clarify these settings please?



  • Hi Dave,

    thanks for answer.

    The SFD is copied out of the IEEE802.15.4-2006 standard and is defined as 8-bits, see screen shot from the standard below:


    The PHY-Header (PHR) only contains the length of the PDSU in octets.

    In my case the PSDU is 16 octets long, so i set it to 0x10.

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Dec 12, 2017 8:46 PM

    Sorry, I meant to reference the Frame Control Field, rather than the PHY Header Field. For the PHY Header field, 0x10 looks correct to me. However for the Frame Control field I would like some more clarification. Not sure what settings you wish to set but I would expect to see 0x01, 0x98 corresponding to your Addressing, Payload and FCS fields.


  • Hi Dave,

    no problem, I rechecked the Frame Control field and you are right, it was wrong.

    Thanks for pointing out!

    I messed up the bit order of the Frame Version subfield.

    Now I get the same results as you expected:

    However, Iam not sure how this actually has influence on the radio transmission.

    Thanks for your help!

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Dec 18, 2017 6:31 PM


    Can you clarify what your FCS value is now after the correction to the the Frame Control Field?