CB-1 is a wireless communications peripheral board. CB-1 provides Infrared (IrDA), Zigbee, and Bluetooth communications for a host microcontroller.
Note: The picture shows a Zigbee module installed for illustration purposes only. No Zigbee, Bluetooth or IrDA modules are included. IrDA support is optional; use the selector at the bottom of this page if you want to add IrDA support.
The CB-1 supports PROMI and Blue Radio Bluetooth modules, and XBee and XBee PRO Zigbee modules.
Control pins and 5V power supply connections are available on a 20-pin (2×10) expansion connector for interfacing to existing microcontroller systems. This board can be connected either as a piggyback daughterboard on a microcontroller board (one with a matching connector) using standoffs or can be placed away from the microcontroller board using a 20-wire ribbon cable.
The expansion connector is plug-in compatible with MicroTRAK, MINI-MAX and BSCB systems. You can use it in your own system too, of course; see the manual for the expansion connector's pinout.
Wireless Communications Peripheral Board Features
- Slave mode Synchronous Serial Interface (SPI) for host communications. SPI clock speed up to 15Mbit/s
- 64 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO
- (Optional) MCP2140 Controller and GP2W0004YP0F Transceiver are used to provide IrDA communications (9600 baud, up to one meter range)
- An interface and a socket for XBee module
- An interface and a socket for PROMI-ESD02 BlueTooth module
- An interface and a socket for BR-SC40A BlueRadios module
- 20-pin expansion connector for a host microcontroller board
- 6-pin PWM and analog output connector
- One or two CB-1 boards can be connected to a single host microcontroller board
- Single operating voltage: 5V DC, 60mA typical (180mA maximum) current consumption
- On-board 3.3V DC regulator powered from an external 5V DC through the expansion connector
- Dimensions: 2.35 × 2.40 inches (5.97 × 6.10 cm)
- Mounting holes of 0.125 inches (3.5 mm) on the four corners
- 0° to 70° C operating, -40° to +85° C storage temperature range
If you want to chain multiple add-on boards together, you can purchase cable and connectors separately to construct daisy-chain cables that suit your setup.