I went to Electronica trade fair in Munich last week and a guy at the AD stand showed me one of the above mentioned WSN development kits. On the AD website (Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Development Kits | Analog Devices) two different part numbers (EV-ADRN-WSN-1Z and EV-ADRN-WSN-2Z) can be found. What's the difference?
I'd like to order one of those kits now, but it seems like they're not avaiable, yet, are they?
Thanks in advance for your support.
The first kit uses single chip ADuCRF101 (cortex M3 + radio transceiver), and the second one with RL78 MCU + ADF7024 transceiver. As you can see from Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Development Kits | Analog Devices, these kits will be available for purchase by 23-Dec-2014.
In the meantime you can explore using EVAL-ADF7XXXMB4Z board with ADF7024. For more info, please refer to the FAQ Getting Started with ADF7xxxMB4Z based ADRadioNet and ADF7024 datasheet and product info | Easy-To-Use, Low Power, Sub GHz, ISM/SRD, FSK/GFSK, Transceiver IC | Integrated Tra…
I guess I am the ADI stand that you talked to. We are in the process of building up stocking quantities on both the WSN-1Z and the WSN-2Z. Our initial demand was greater than expected, so there is currently a lead-time with kits. Any further information, please contact us.
All the best
I can understand your enthusiasm:-), but as mentioned in my original response, until the time these small form factor kits are available, you can explore using the available evaluation boards, links to which are given above.You have an option to choose either RL78<=>ADF7024 platform or ADuCRF101; the evaluation software packages for these variants can be downloaded directly from this very same page. Hope this helps.
Thanks NagarjunaG and bdaly for the fast and helpful response, even though I would have appreciated playing with the WSN development kit already.