Waspmote Expansion Board
The Expansion Board allows you to connect two XBee radios to a Waspmote board at the same time, or one radio and one of the wired interface modules or Bluetooth modules, or two of the wired interface modules. This means a lot of different combinations are now possible using any of the various radios and modules available for Waspmote.
This Expansion Board plugs into Radio Socket 1 on your Waspmote main board, converting that expansion pinout to the same XBee pinout as Radio Socket 0.
The picture below shows this Expansion Board plugged into a Waspmote. The Waspmote has an 802.15.4 ZigBee module in Socket 0 and this Expansion Board has a WiFi module in its new Socket 1.
With 11 different radio module types and four different wired module types, the possible combinations are too numerous to list completely, but here are some examples:
So you can create multi-frequency sensor networks, Bluetooth/ZigBee hybrid networks, RFID applications with 3G/GPRS, ZigBee/WiFi hybrid networks, etc.
- ZigBee - Bluetooth
- RFID - 3G/GPRS
- RS232 - WiFi
- RS485 - CAN
- 900 MHz - RFID/NFC
- ModBus - BLE
Note: The GPRS module, the GPS module, and the 3G+GPS module plug directly into the Waspmote's Socket 1 and thus do not need this Expansion Board.