New IQRF DPA v4.0 released!
22 January 2019
On the Node side, the RF mode is predetermined (like in previous DPA version) by the DPA plug-in.
Standard RF mode is usually used for plugged devices.
Low Power RF mode is usually used for battery devices.
Thanks to new DPA v4.00 devices in Standard RF mode can operate in the same network as devices in Low Power RF mode. No need to re-upload different DPA plug-in. You can have your IQRF network built and running faster and without solving problems with connectivity to the same network.
On the Coordinator side, the DPA plug-in is selected with respect to the DPA interface only (SPI or UART).
Former specific STD and LP plug-ins for Coordinator are not released anymore which helps to improve users' experience.
The network type is selected by the newly introduced parameter in TR configuration of the Coordinator.
Only Nodes operating in STD RF mode are allowed.
The network is faster thanks to the shorter time slot per hop because the network doesn't have to wait for devices in LP RF mode which are communicating less frequently.
Either Nodes operating in STD RF mode, as well as Nodes operating in LP RF mode (power saving), are allowed.
The network is about two times slower due to the longer time slot per hop.
IQRF IDE v4.50
Regarding the release of new DPA v4.00 there is also new IQRF IDE v4.50 available.
- TR configuration allows the Network Type (STD or STD+LP) selection for the Coordinator
- The new version of a compiler - CC5S Version 3.7C FREE edition
- Improved reliability of DSM connection in a noisy environment