ANAREN A2530R24A_12

Anaren Integrated Radio
AIR BoosterPack User’s
Manual
A2530R24A
A2530E24A
Release Date 11/2/12
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USER’S MANUAL
AIR BoosterPack
Contents
1.
AIR BoosterPack Overview ........................................................................................................................... 5
1.1. Overview ....................................................................................................................................................5
1.2. Kit Contents ...............................................................................................................................................6
2.
Getting Started with the AIR BoosterPack ...................................................................................................7
2.1. Hardware Installation ............................................................................................................................... 9
2.1.1. AIR BoosterPack with MSP430 LaunchPad ....................................................................................... 9
2.1.2. AIR BoosterPack with Stellaris LaunchPad ...................................................................................... 11
2.2. USB Driver Installation ........................................................................................................................... 13
2.3. Programming the Demo Application on Stellaris............................................................................... 17
2.4. IMPORTANT: Required Radio Setup .................................................................................................. 19
2.5. Using the Demo Application ................................................................................................................. 20
2.6. AIR A2530 Wiki ....................................................................................................................................... 20
3.
AIR BoosterPack Hardware ......................................................................................................................... 21
3.1. Electrical Characteristics ........................................................................................................................ 21
3.1.1. Absolute Maximum Ratings ............................................................................................................. 21
3.1.2. Recommended Operating Conditions ................................................................................................ 21
3.2. Functional Description ........................................................................................................................... 22
3.2.1. A2530 Radio Module (U6) ................................................................................................................ 23
3.2.2. MCU & Socket (U5) ......................................................................................................................... 23
3.2.3. Sensors .............................................................................................................................................. 23
3.2.4. Serial EEPROM (U1) ....................................................................................................................... 24
3.2.5. LED Indicators .................................................................................................................................. 24
3.2.6. Switches............................................................................................................................................. 25
3.2.7. Jumpers.............................................................................................................................................. 28
3.2.8. Connectors ......................................................................................................................................... 31
3.3. Schematics ................................................................................................................................................ 35
3.4. PCB Layout .............................................................................................................................................. 37
3.5. Bill of Materials (BOM) ........................................................................................................................... 41
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1. AIR BoosterPack Overview
1.1. Overview
The AIR BoosterPack is a low-power wireless transceiver extension module for use with the
Texas Instruments MSP-EXP430G2 and EK-LM4F120XL LaunchPad development kits. The
BoosterPack is available in various configurations, each of which contains an AIR radio module
with integrated antenna. See Table 1 for a listing of the supported BoosterPacks and their
operating bands. The included AIR BoosterPack software applications demonstrate example
sensor networks, as well as providing basic examples for communicating with the radio module.
Table 1 - AIR BoosterPack Models
Model
Operating Band
Range Extender
A2530R24A
2400-2483.5MHz ISM Band (FCC/IC, ETSI)
No
A2530E24A
2400-2483.5MHz ISM Band (FCC/IC, ETSI)
Yes
Figure 1 - AIR BoosterPack with MSP430 LaunchPad
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AIR BoosterPack Hardware Features:
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2.7V to 3.6 V operation (2.2V min when RGB Light Sensor power disabled)
Low power consumption
SPI interface to Radio Module
IR Temperature Sensor (TI TMP006)
RGB Light Sensor (TAOS TCS3414)
EEPROM (16K x 8)
Analog Current Monitor
Tri-Color LED with PWM control
Accessible Test Points for all MCU ports plus four Radio Module ports
8 DIP Switches for board configuration and user input
20-pin DIP socket for operation with or without MSP430 microcontroller (MCU removed
when used with the Stellaris LaunchPad)
ROHS compliant
See AIR Module Users Manual for radio specific features
AIR BoosterPack Software Features:
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Texas Instruments ZNP protocol
Mesh network topology with one Coordinator, one or more Routers, and one or more
End Points
1.2. Kit Contents
The AIR BoosterPack kit includes the following:
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Three AIR BoosterPacks (each with MSP430G2553 device preinstalled and preloaded
with a sample program)
One AA battery pack with On/Off switch and JST style connector
Quick Start Guide for use with MSP430 LaunchPad
Quick Start Guide for use with Stellaris LaunchPad
Regulatory Guide
CD containing AIR BoosterPack demo applications, USB UART device drivers, board
design files, and supporting documentation
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2. Getting Started with the AIR BoosterPack
The following sections describe the necessary steps to get the AIR BoosterPack hardware and
software up and running with the LaunchPad.
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Figure 2 - AIR BoosterPack Overview
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AIR Radio Module (U6).
2
Radio GPIO Test Points (J5).
3
Radio GPIO DIP Switches (S4).
4
J2 Test Point Solder Jumpers.
5
Sensor/LED DIP Switches (S3).
6
MCU (MSP430) Reset Pushbutton Switch (S1). Duplicate of S1 on MSP430 LaunchPad.
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Yellow LED (D3).
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Green LED (D2). Duplicate of LED2 on MSP430 LaunchPad.
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Red LED (D1). Duplicate of LED1 on MSP430 LaunchPad.
10 Pushbutton Switch (S2). Duplicate of S2 on MSP430 LaunchPad.
11 J1 Test Point Solder Jumpers.
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12 IR Temperature Sensor (U1).
13 RGB Light Sensor (U2).
14 128Kb (16K x 8) Serial EEPROM (U1).
15 RGB LED (D4).
16 J1 LaunchPad Connector.
17 J1 Test Points.
18 Current Sense Amplifier (U4).
19 Current Sense Select Jumper (JP1).
20 Current Sense Disconnect Jumper (JP2).
21 20-Pin DIP Socket + MSP430G2553 (U5).
22 SPI/I2C Test Points (J3).
23 J2 Test Points.
24 J2 LaunchPad Connector.
25 Optional Radio Reset Pushbutton Switch (S5).
26 Option Radio CC Debugger Header (J4).
27 Red LED (D8).
28 Yellow LED (D9).
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2.1. Hardware Installation
2.1.1. AIR BoosterPack with MSP430 LaunchPad
The following steps need to be performed on each LaunchPad/BoosterPack:
1) If not already populated, solder both 10-pin male headers provided in the LaunchPad kit
onto the LaunchPad’s J1 and J2 breakout connections.
2) Configure UART jumper settings on the LaunchPad.
a. For LaunchPad Rev1.4 and earlier, remove jumpers TXD and RXD from J3 and
install crossover jumpers (not included) onto the same group of pins to make the
following connections:
i. Connect J3.3 to J3.6
ii. Connect J3.5 to J3.4
b. For LaunchPad Rev1.5 and later, change the orientation of the J3 TXD and RXD
jumpers to use the HW UART.
3) Ensure the VCC jumper is populated on J3. Jumpers RST and TEST also need to be
installed when programming the microcontroller or when debugging software.
4) Remove the existing MSP430 device on the LaunchPad as the BoosterPack comes with
a microcontroller already installed. Alternatively, the provided microcontroller may be
installed in the LaunchPad’s socket. In either case, only one device should be installed
at any given time. See Figure 4 and Figure 5 which show the two options for MSP430
location.
5) Install the AIR BoosterPack onto the LaunchPad board. Ensure the BoosterPack is
oriented correctly. J1 of the BoosterPack must connect to J1 of the LaunchPad. The
same is true for J2.
Figure 3 – Installed BoosterPack (MSP430 LaunchPad)
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Figure 4 - Standard Installation (MSP430 on BoosterPack)
Figure 5 - Alternate Installation (MSP430 on LaunchPad)
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2.1.2. AIR BoosterPack with Stellaris LaunchPad
The following steps need to be performed on each LaunchPad/BoosterPack:
1) Remove the provided MSP430 device on the BoosterPack.
2) Install the AIR BoosterPack onto the LaunchPad board. Ensure the BoosterPack is
oriented correctly. J1 of the BoosterPack must connect to J1 of the LaunchPad. The
same is true for J2.
Figure 6 – Installed BoosterPack (Stellaris LaunchPad)
Optional:
The default BoosterPack configuration utilizes a software I2C controller (i.e. bit-banged) to
maintain compatibility with both LaunchPad types (i.e. MSP430 and Stellaris). Since the
Stellaris microcontroller supports using UART, SPI, and I2C at the same time (compared to the
MSP430G2553 which only has two USCIs), the BoosterPack may be configured to use the
hardware I2C controller instead of the bit-banged controller. The following steps need to be
performed on each LaunchPad/BoosterPack:
1) Install 10-pin connector (not included) at BoosterPack J1 Test Points location. This
corresponds to the LaunchPad J3 connector (see Figure 7). The same can be done for
BoosterPack J2 Test Points (LaunchPad J4), although this is optional. Only LaunchPad
pins J3.3 and J3.4 are utilized by the BoosterPack. The remaining J3 and J4
LaunchPad signals are simply pass-thru.
2) Remove R9 and R10 from the LaunchPad. See Figure 8 for the location of these
resistors.
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Figure 7 – BoosterPack with Additional
Connectors Installed
Figure 8 – Stellaris LaunchPad
Figure 9 – Installed BoosterPack (with Additional Connectors, Stellaris LaunchPad)
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2.2. USB Driver Installation
System Requirements
- Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later operating system (32-bit and 64-bit supported)
- CD drive
Many of the provided firmware examples require using a Virtual COM port via the LaunchPad’s
USB interface. If the necessary USB drivers have not already been installed on the PC/Laptop,
follow one of the following procedures. Please note that the MSP430 and Stellaris LaunchPad
boards each require different drivers.
1) Install drivers using the instructions provided with the LaunchPad kit.
– OR –
2) Install drivers provided on the CD in the A2530 BoosterPack kit following the steps
below. These drivers are the same as those provided by TI; Anaren has simply provided
a GUI to install them.
a. Insert the BooserPack CD in the CD drive. The AIR A2530 BoosterPack
Installation GUI should automatically start. If it does not, navigate to the CD drive
using Windows Explorer and then double click the AutoRun.exe icon.
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b. Select which LaunchPad board will be used with the BoosterPack by clicking
either the MSP430 button or Stellaris button.
c. Click on the “Install LaunchPad USB Driver” button.
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When installing Stellaris drivers, a message will pop up indicating that later steps
may warn about drivers not being signed. The installation may be cancelled at
this point if you do not want to install unsigned drivers, however the USB Virtual
COM will be unusable. Click OK to continue with the installation if you agree with
installing unsigned drivers.
d. Click Next to continue the installation.
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For Stellaris, Windows may provide a Security Warning due to the drivers not
being signed. Click on “Install this driver software anyway” to continue
installation. There may be up to three of these messages due to there being
three separate drivers installed.
Click Finish when the installation is complete.
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2.3. Programming the Demo Application on Stellaris
Follow these steps to load the “Simple Application” demo on each of the Stellaris LaunchPads.
1) Plug in one of the Stellaris LaunchPads to a USB port.
2) Run the Texas Instruments LM Flash Programmer utility available on the TI website.
3) In the Configuration tab, select “LM4F120 LaunchPad” from the Quick Set pull-down.
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4) In the Program tab, browse to the “Firmware\FactoryDefault\Stellaris” folder on the
BoosterPack CD and select “SimpleApplicationCoordinator.bin”. Then click Program.
5) Unplug the LaunchPad from the USB port.
6) Repeat steps 1 thru 5 above for the “SimpleApplicationRouter.bin” file.
7) Repeat steps 1 thru 5 above for the “SimpleApplicationEndDevice.bin” file.
Alternatively, the LaunchPads may be programmed using Code Composer Studio (CCS). The
CCS projects are located in the “Firmware\ ZM Examples\CCS_Stellaris” folder on the
BoosterPack CD.
Continue to section 2.4 for information on using the demo application.
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2.4. IMPORTANT: Required Radio Setup
The AIR BoosterPack must be operated in accordance with local regulations. The firmware
preloaded in the MSP430G2553 devices provided with the AIR BoosterPack kit (or loaded into
the Stellaris devices as described in section 2.3) offers two radio operation options; FCC/IC for
use in US/Canada (default) and ETSI for use in Europe. If your location is not covered by either
FCC/IC or ETSI then you must check local regulatory codes for how to obtain permission to
operate the modules prior to using them.
If covered under ETSI regulations, you must first change S4-1 to the OFF position as shown in
Figure 10.
Figure 10 –BoosterPack Configured For Use in Europe (ETSI)
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2.5. Using the Demo Application
The “Simple Application” demo is an example sensor network that passes measured data from
the Router(s) and/or End Point(s) to the Coordinator.
All nodes configured as a Router periodically (about every 1.5 seconds) read the onboard IR
Temperature sensor and transmit the value to the Coordinator. To change the sensor readings,
simply place a warm (e.g. palm of your hand) or cold (e.g. soda can) object a few inches from
the sensor. There is no need to have physical contact between the sensor and the object.
Similarly, all nodes configured as an End Point periodically (about every 3 seconds) read the
onboard RGB Light sensor and transmit the value to the Coordinator. To change the sensor
readings, shine a different color light at the sensor.
After applying power to the nodes they should start communicating within a minute. When
communicating, each node blinks an LED.
- Coordinator flashes red LED D1
- Router RGB LED normally green, flashes blue
- End Point RGB LED normally OFF, flashes blue
The Coordinator displays the received data from the Router(s) and End Point(s) in two ways.
1) The data is sent out the UART. All messages received are displayed with details of the
data transfer in addition to the actual measurements. The information may be viewed on
a terminal emulator connected to the LaunchPad USB Virtual COM port. The port must
be configured as 9600,8,N,1 for MSP430 and 115200,8,N,1 for Stellaris.
2) The measurements are displayed graphically via the onboard RGB LED (BoosterPack
LED for MSP430, LaunchPad LED for Stellaris).
a. Router IR Temperature values are displayed as follows:
 Blue = Cold
 Green = Warm (room)
 Red = Hot
To select this mode, press the S2 pushbutton (SW1 on the Stellaris LaunchPad)
one time on the Coordinator. Red LED D8 should be OFF and yellow LED D9
should be ON.
b. The color of light detected by the EndPoint RGB Light Sensor is displayed. To
select this mode, press the S2 pushbutton (SW1 on the Stellaris LaunchPad) a
second time on the Coordinator. Red LED D8 should be ON and yellow LED D9
should be OFF.
2.6. AIR A2530 Wiki
Please visit the AIR A2530 Wiki (http://www.anaren.com/air-wiki-zigbee) on the Anaren website
for details regarding the example applications, Module Interface Specification (i.e. API), and
general Zigbee® information.
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3. AIR BoosterPack Hardware
3.1. Electrical Characteristics
3.1.1. Absolute Maximum Ratings
Under no circumstances shall the absolute maximum ratings given in Table 2 be violated.
Stress exceeding one or more of the limiting values may cause permanent damage to the
device.
Caution!
ESD sensitive device. Precaution should be
used when handling the device in order to
prevent permanent damage.
Table 2 - Absolute Maximum Ratings
Parameter
Supply
Voltage
Voltage
On Any
Digital Pin
Input RF
Level
Storage
Temperature
Range
Min
Max
Unit
-0.3
3.8
V
-0.3
VDD + 0.3
max 3.8
V
+10
dBm
85
°C
<2000
V
<500
V
-40
ESD
Condition
According to JEDEC STD 22,
method A114, Human Body Model (HBM)
According to JEDEC STD 22, C101C,Charged
Device Model (CDM)
3.1.2. Recommended Operating Conditions
Table 3 – Recommended Operating Conditions
Parameter
Operating Supply Voltage
Operating Temperature
Min
2.7
2.2
-40
Max
3.6
3.6
85
Unit
V
V
°C
Condition
RGB Light Sensor powered
RGB Light Sensor disconnected
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3.2. Functional Description
Figure 11 – Hardware Block Diagram
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3.2.1. A2530 Radio Module (U6)
The Anaren A2530 module is a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant radio running the Texas
Instruments ZNP protocol. For details regarding the radio module, refer to the A2530E24x and
A2530R24x User’s Manuals located on the CD provided in the BoosterPack kit.
3.2.2. MCU & Socket (U5)
The BoosterPack has a 20-pin DIP socket with a MSP430G2553 MCU pre-installed. This
allows for operation of the BoosterPack while installed on a LaunchPad board or standalone.
Please refer to the MSP430G2x53 datasheet and MSP430x2xx Family User’s Guide on the TI
website for further info regarding this device.
3.2.3. Sensors
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RGB Light Sensor (U2)
The TAOS TCS3414 Digital Color Sensor (I2C) measures the color of ambient light and
reports the measurements in 16-bit RGBC (Red/Green/Blue/Clear) format. Please refer
to the TCS3414 datasheet on the TAOS website for further info regarding this device.
The I2C bus address of this device is 0x39.
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IR Temperature Sensor (U3)
The Texas Instruments TMP006 Infrared Thermopile Sensor (I2C) measures the
temperate of an object without the need to make contact with the object (-40C to +125C
operating range). Please refer to the TMP006 datasheet on the TI website for further
info regarding this device.
Please note the BoosterPack itself is rated to +85C and should not be subjected to
ambient temperatures above this limit.
The I2C bus address of this device is 0x40.
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Current Sensor (U4)
The Texas Instruments INA216A2 Current Shunt Monitor (analog) amplifies the voltage
across a current sense resistor with a gain of 50. Please refer to the INA216 datasheet
on the TI website for further info regarding this device.
The sensor’s analog output is routed to MSP430 pin P1.4 where it can be sampled using
the MCU’s internal ADC. The measured voltage can be used to calculate the current
draw of the A2530 only or that of the entire board. The selection is made by setting
jumper JP1 to the desired position (see section 3.2.7 for information on setting the
jumper). To calculate current flowing through the 0.2Ω sense resistor, simply divide the
measured voltage by 10 (Ishunt = Vshunt / Rshunt, where Rshunt = 0.2Ω and Vshunt = Vmeas / 50).
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3.2.4. Serial EEPROM (U1)
A 128Kbit (16K x 8) serial EEPROM is provided for applications that require storing data in
nonvolatile memory. Please refer to the AT24C128C datasheet on the Atmel website for further
info regarding this device.
The I2C bus address of this device is 0x50.
3.2.5. LED Indicators
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Red LED (D1)
Duplicate of Red LED on MSP430 LaunchPad. Controlled by MSP430 P1.0 (J1.2) –
active high.
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Green LED (D2)
Duplicate of Green LED on MSP430 LaunchPad. Controlled by MSP430 P1.6 (J2.4) –
active high. This LED is shared with the SPI MISO signal and is therefore unusable
without modification to the SPI driver.
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Yellow LED (D3)
Controlled by MSP430 P2.4 (J2.2) – active low. This LED is shared with the I2C SCL
signal and is only usable when not using I2C.
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Tri-Color LED (D4)
When using a MSP430 the Tri-Color LED can be pulse width modulated (PWM) to
produce a wide range of colors. This capability is not available when the BoosterPack is
used with a Stellaris LaunchPad due to lack of PWM capability on the chosen pins. In
this situation, the Tri-Color LED on the Stellaris LaunchPad will need to be used instead
for applications requiring multiple colors. The BoosterPack Tri-Color LED is controlled
as follows:
Red Segment – MSP430 P2.1/TA1.1 (J1.9) – active low.
Green Segment – MSP430 P2.5/TA1.2 (J2.3) – active low.
Blue Segment – MSP430 P2.6/TA0.1 (J2.9) – active low.
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A2530 Red LED (D8)
Controlled by A2530 P1.0 (GPIO3) – active high.
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A2530 Yellow LED (D9)
Controlled by A2530 P0.6 (GPIO2) – active high.
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Blue LEDs (D6, D7)
These LEDs (when populated) are always ON and are intended to produce a “cool”
looking visual effect which is especially noticeable when the BoosterPacks are operated
in a dark environment.
Figure 12 – BoosterPack with Blue LEDs Installed
3.2.6. Switches
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MCU Reset (S1)
Duplicate of S1 reset pushbutton on MSP430 LaunchPad. Active low.
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MCU Control Input (S2)
Duplicate of S2 user pushbutton on MSP430 LaunchPad. Active low.
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A2530 Reset (S5)
Radio Module hardware reset. Active low.
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 Sensor/LED Power Control (S3)
These DIP switches are used to control power to specific devices on the BoosterPack
board. The primary purpose is to provide a method for turning off unused devices to
conserve power. For example, an application not using the Color Light Sensor would
benefit from turning off position 3, since the light sensor is relatively power hungry. Another
example would be an application that utilizes the LEDs but the user turns off positions 1 and
4 to reduce power consumption (no code change necessary).
The default state of all DIP switches is ON (closed).
Table 4 – Sensor/LED DIP Switch Settings (S3)
Switch
Position
1
Signal Name
D1,2_EN
Description
Power control for the on-board Red and Green
LEDs (D1 and D2, respectively). Does not impact
LEDs on the LaunchPad boards.
ON (closed): Red and Green LEDs are enabled
and may be turned on by driving
their control signals high.
OFF (open): Red and Green LEDs are disabled
and cannot be turned on, regardless
of the state of their control signals.
Power control for the IR Temperature Sensor and
EEPPROM on the I2C bus.
2
TEMP/ROM_EN
ON (closed): Power is applied to these devices.
OFF (open): The devices are powered down.
Power control for the I2C RGB Light Sensor.
S3
3
LGT_EN
ON (closed): Power is applied to the device.
OFF (open): The device is powered down.
Power control for the on-board Yellow and TriColor LEDs (D3 and D4, respectively). Does not
impact LEDs on the LaunchPad boards.
4
D3,4_EN
ON (closed): Yellow and Tri-Color LEDs are
enabled and may be turned on by
driving their control signals low.
OFF (open): Yellow and Tri-Color LEDs are
disabled and cannot be turned on,
regardless of the state of their
control signals.
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Radio Module GPIO (S4)
These DIP switches are used to electrically isolate the LEDs and pull-down resistors
from the A2530 GPIO signals for applications that require the GPIO but don’t want the
added load of the resistors and LEDs. Positions 1 and 2 (GPIO0 and GPIO1,
respectively) may also be used as user input.
The default state of all DIP switches is ON (closed).
Table 5 – Radio Module GPIO DIP Switch Settings (S4)
Switch
Position
Signal Name
Description
Provides a method for changing the state of the
A2530 GPIO input.
1
GPIO0
ON (closed): Signal is pulled to GND through a
2KΩ Ohm resistor.
OFF (open): Signal is floating.
Provides a method for changing the state of the
A2530 GPIO input.
2
GPIO1
ON (closed): Signal is pulled to GND through a
2KΩ Ohm resistor.
OFF (open): Signal is floating.
A2530 Yellow LED connect/disconnect.
S4
3
GPIO2
ON (closed): Yellow LED is enabled and may be
turned on by driving its control signal
high.
OFF (open): Yellow LED is disabled and cannot
be turned on, regardless of the state
of its control signal.
A2530 Red LED connect/disconnect.
4
GPIO3
ON (closed): Red LED is enabled and may be
turned on by driving its control signal
high.
OFF (open): Red LED is disabled and cannot be
turned on, regardless of the state of
its control signal.
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3.2.7. Jumpers
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Current Sensor
The onboard Current Sensor can be configured to measure the current drawn by the
A2530 radio module only or by the entire board. The current consumption of the radio
module is always measured and the installed shunt determines which side of the current
sense resistor the remainder of the board gets its power from. Therefore there must
always be a shunt installed on JP1, otherwise only the radio module will be powered.
For applications that do not require current sensing and wish to utilize the MCU pin for
another function, the Current Sensor’s analog output can be disconnected from the rest
of the board by removing the shunt from JP2.
Table 6 - JP1 Jumper Settings (Current Sensor Select)
Jumper Position
Description
1
Current Sensor measures radio module only (default)
JP1
2
Current Sensor measures entire board
Table 7 - JP2 Jumper Settings (Current Sensor Enable)
Jumper Position
Description
Closed Current Sensor analog output connected to MCU (default)
JP2
Open
Current Sensor analog output disconnected from MCU
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Radio Module Configuration
JP100 and JP101 control the operating mode of the A2530 radio module. Currently
JP100 is reserved for future use while JP101 selects whether the electrical interface to
the module is SPI or UART. Both of these are 3-terminal jumpers that can
accommodate a 0603 resistor populated in one of two positions. The BoosterPack is
shipped with a PCB trace making the default connection. To change to a different
setting, this trace must be cut prior to soldering a resistor in the new position.
Table 8 - JP100 Jumper Settings (CFG0)
Jumper Position
1
JP100
2
Radio Signal Name
CFG0
Description
Reserved (default)
Reserved
Table 9 - JP101 Jumper Settings (CFG1)
Jumper Position
1
JP101
2
Radio Signal Name
CFG1
Description
Radio uses SPI interface (default)
Radio uses UART interface
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Radio Module Pin Mapping
The AIR BoosterPack board provides the ability to remap several of the radio module’s
I/O pins to different MCU pins. JP102, JP105, and JP108 consist of one or more 0603
SMT pads which allow a zero Ohm resistor to be soldered in place to select the desired
jumper position. The default signal routing is determined by a small trace between one
set of pads. To change jumper positions, this trace needs to be cut and a zero Ohm
resistor soldered in the new position.
JP102, in conjunction with R100, selects whether the radio module’s reset signal is
generated by MCU pin P2.5 or P2.7. This allows applications requiring a crystal on the
MCU to use a different pin for radio module reset, at the expense of giving up the use of
the Green segment of the Tri-Color LED.
SRDY is a required signal when using a secondary MCU with the A2530 radio module,
there JP105 should not be modified.
JP108 can be used to select whether MRDY is tied to MODULE_SS or uses its own
MCU pin. Some applications may require MRDY to be isolated from MODULE_SS. In
these cases, MRDY can be configured to use MCU pin P1.4 instead of P2.0, at the
expense of giving up the use of the Current Sensor.
Table 10 – JP102 Jumper Settings
Radio
Jumper Position Signal
Name
Closed
JP102
MRST
Open
MCU Signal
Name
P2.7
/MRST
Description
MRST connected to MCU pin P2.7 (default)
MRST disconnected from MCU pin P2.7
Table 11 – JP105 Jumper Settings
Radio
Jumper Position Signal
Name
Closed
JP105
SRDY
Open
MCU Signal
Name
P2.2/
SRDY
Description
SRDY connected to MCU pin P2.2 (default)
SRDY disconnected from MCU pin P2.2
Table 12 – JP108 Jumper Settings
Radio
Jumper Position Signal
Name
1
JP108
MRDY
2
MCU Signal
Name
P2.0/
MODULE_SS
P1.4/
CUR/
MRDY/
EXT_CSN
Description
MRDY connected to MCU pin P2.0 (default)
MRDY connected to MCU pin P1.4
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I2C Pin Mapping
The example application preloaded in the MSP430 uses a software I2C controller on port
pins P2.3 and P2.4. For Stellaris applications utilizing a hardware I2C controller, JP106
and JP107 may be used to free up these two pins for other purposes. Both of these are
2-terminal jumpers that can accommodate a 0603 resistor. The BoosterPack is shipped
with a PCB trace making the connection by default. To break the connection, this trace
must be cut.
Table 13 - JP106 Jumper Settings (SDA)
Jumper Position
JP106
Closed
Open
LaunchPad MSP430
Signal
Signal
Description
Name
Name
MSP430 P2.3 connected to J2-1 (default)
P2.3/
SDA
SDA
MSP430 P2.3 disconnected from J2-1
Table 14 - JP107 Jumper Settings (SCL)
LaunchPad MSP430
Jumper Position
Signal
Signal
Description
Name
Name
P2.4/
Closed
MSP430 P2.4 connected to J2-2 (default)
JP107
SCL/
SCL
Open
MSP430 P2.4 disconnected from J2-2
LED3
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Miscellaneous
JP103 and JP104 are small solder jumpers intended for test purposes only. Do not
bridge the gap at these locations as the I2C signals (SCL, SDA) would be shorted
directly to GND, preventing normal operation of the I2C bus.
Table 15 – JP103 Jumper Settings
Radio
Jumper Position Signal
Name
Closed
JP103
TP23
Open
MCU
Signal
Name
SDA
Description
Reserved
Reserved (default)
Table 16 – JP104 Jumper Settings
Radio
Jumper Position Signal
Name
Closed
JP104
TP21
Open
MCU
Signal
Name
SCL
Description
Reserved
Reserved (default)
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3.2.8. Connectors
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J1 – LaunchPad J1 Interface
Table 17 – J1 LaunchPad Connector Pinout
Pin
J1-1
Signal Name
LP_VCC
J1-2
P1.0/LED1
I/O
I
O
I
I
J1-3
P1.1/RXD
O
J1-4
P1.2/TXD
-
J1-5
P1.3/S2
I/O
J1-6
P1.4/CUR/MRDY/EXT_CS
O
J1-7
P1.5/SCLK
O
I
O
J1-8
P2.0/MODULE_SS
I
O
J1-9
P2.1/LED4
I
J1-10
P2.2/SRDY
O
Description
Supply voltage
LaunchPad Red LED Control – active high
(onboard MSP430)
Red LED control – active high
(external LaunchPad MCU)
UART receive data
(onboard MSP430)
Not Connected
(external LaunchPad MCU)
UART transmit data
(onboard MSP430)
Not Connected
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Pushbutton Switch connected in parallel with S2 on
MSP430 LaunchPad – active low
Not Used
(onboard MSP430)
Current Sensor analog signal
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Not used
(onboard MSP430)
Radio Module SPI Clock
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Not Used
(onboard MSP430)
Radio Module Slave Select - active low
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Not Used
(onboard MSP430)
RGB red LED control – active low
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Not Used
(onboard MSP430)
Radio Module Slave Ready – active high
(external LaunchPad MCU)
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J2 – LaunchPad J2 Interface
Table 18 - J2 LaunchPad Connector Pinout
Pin
Signal Name
J2-1
P2.3/SDA
J2-2
P2.4/SCL/LEDS
I/O
I/O
O
I
O
J2-3
P2.5/LED5
I
O
J2-4
P1.6/MISO/LED2
O
I
O
J2-5
P1.7/MOSI
I
I/O
J2-6
RST/S1
I
J2-7
TEST
O
J2-8
P2.7/MRST
I
O
J2-9
P2.6/LED6
I
J2-10
GND
-
Description
Not used
(onboard MSP430)
I2C Data
(external LaunchPad MCU)
I2C Clock output
(onboard MSP430)
I2C Clock input
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Not Used
(onboard MSP430)
RGB green LED control – active low
(external LaunchPad MCU)
LaunchPad Green LED Control – active high
(onboard MSP430)
Radio Module SPI Data Output
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Green LED control – active high
(external LaunchPad MCU)
SPI MOSI
(onboard MSP430)
Radio Module SPI Data Input
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Reset / Spy-Bi-Wire Data
(onboard MSP430)
Not Connected
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Test / Spy-Bi-Wire Clock
(onboard MSP430)
Not Connected
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Not Used
(onboard MSP430)
Radio Module Reset – active low
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Not Used
(onboard MSP430)
RGB blue LED control – active low
(external LaunchPad MCU)
Ground reference
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J3 – External Device Interface
0.1” pitch thru-hole footprint which provides a single location for connecting external
devices (e.g. sensors) to the BoosterPack via SPI and/or I2C.
It is also possible to connect an external MCU acting as SPI/I2C master to this port,
provided the LaunchPad/BoosterPack MCU is removed or configured as SPI/I2C slave
device (e.g. to drive LEDs or monitor pushbuttons). Firmware examples for using the
LaunchPad/BoosterPack MCU as a slave device are not provided.
Please note that the shunt must be removed from JP2 when using an external SPI slave
device (see section for more details).
Table 19 – J3 External Device Connector Pinout
Pin
J3-1
J3-2
J3-3
Signal Name
GND
P1.4/CUR/MRDY/EXT_CS
VDD
J3-4
P1.7/MOSI
I/O
O
O
O
I
O
J3-5
SCL
I
O
J3-6
P1.6/MISO/LED2
I
J3-7
SDA
J3-8
P1.5/SCLK
I/O
O
I
J3-9
GND
O
J3-10
P2.0/MODULE_SS
I
J3-11
SRDY
J3-12
MRST
O
O
I
Description
Ground reference
Chip Select output to external SPI slave – active low
Supply voltage to external device(s)
MOSI output to external SPI slave
(MCU on LaunchPad or BoosterPack)
MOSI input from external SPI master
(external MCU connected via J3)
Clock output to external I2C slave(s)
(MCU on LaunchPad or BoosterPack)
Clock input from external I2C master
(external MCU connected via J3)
MISO output to external SPI master
(external MCU connected via J3)
MISO input from external SPI slave
(MCU on LaunchPad or BoosterPack)
I2C Data
SCLK output to external SPI slave
(MCU on LaunchPad or BoosterPack)
SCLK input from external SPI master
(external MCU connected via J3)
Ground reference
Not Used
(MCU on LaunchPad or BoosterPack)
Radio Module Chip Select input from external SPI
master
(external MCU connected via J3)
Radio Module Slave Ready output
Not Used
(MCU on LaunchPad or BoosterPack)
Radio Module hardware reset – active low
(external MCU connected via J3)
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J4 – Radio Module Programming/Debugging Interface
0.05” pitch footprint for A2530 programming/debugging using a CC Debugger.
Table 20 – J4 A2530 Program/Debug Connector Pinout
Pin
J3-1
J3-2
J3-3
J3-4
J3-5
J3-6
J3-7
J3-8
J3-9
J3-10
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Signal Name
GND
VDD
MODULE_DC
MODULE_DD
MRST
-
I/O
O
I
I/O
I
-
Description
Ground reference
Supply voltage to debugger
Radio Module Debug Clock
Radio Module Debug Data
Radio Module Hardware Reset – active low
J5 – Radio Module GPIO Interface
0.1” pitch thru-hole footprint which provides access to the Radio Module’s four GPIO
signals. For applications requiring use of these pins, the LEDs and 2KΩ pull-down
resistors sharing the GPIO signals may be electrically isolated by turning off the S4 DIP
switches (see Table 5 for more info regarding the DIP switches).
Table 21 – J5 A2530 GPIO Connector Pinout
Pin
J3-1
J3-2
J3-3
J3-4
J3-5
J3-6

Signal Name
GND
VDD
GPIO1
GPIO0
GPIO3
GPIO2
I/O
O
I/O
I/O
I/O
I/O
Description
Ground reference
Supply voltage
Radio Module P0.1
Radio Module P0.0
Radio Module P1.0
Radio Module P0.6
J101 – External Power Interface
2mm pitch shrouded header for connecting external power (e.g. from a battery) to the
BoosterPack. The positive terminal has a series Schottky diode to prevent accidental
battery charging in the event the BoosterPack is installed on a powered LaunchPad.
Table 22 – J101 External Power (Battery) Connector Pinout
Pin
J101-1
J101-2
Signal Name
GND
VDD
I/O
I
Description
Ground reference
Supply voltage
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3.3. Schematics
Figure 13 – Schematic Sheet 1
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Figure 14 – Schematic Sheet 2
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3.4. PCB Layout
Figure 15 - PCB Layout Top Layer
Figure 16 - PCB Layout Inner Layer (GND Plane)
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Figure 17 - PCB Layout Inner Layer (Split PWR Plane)
Figure 18 - PCB Layout Bottom Layer
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Figure 19 - PCB Layout Top Silkscreen
Figure 20 - PCB Layout Bottom Silkscreen
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Figure 21 - PCB Layout Bottom Layer Mirror Image
Figure 22 - PCB Layout Bottom Silkscreen Mirror Image
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3.5. Bill of Materials (BOM)
Table 23 - Bill of Material
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Ref Des
C1,C2,C3,
C4,C9
C5,C6
C7,C8
C10
D1,D8
D2
D3,D9
D4
D5
Qty
Description
5
CAP CER 0.1UF 16V 10% X7R 0402
2
2 NP
1
2
1
2
1
1
CAP CER 1000PF 50V 5% NP0 0402
CAP CER 12PF 50V 5% NP0 0402
CAP CER 10UF 6.3V 20% X5R 0603
LED 0402 RED SMD
LED 0402 GREEN SMD
LED 0402 YELLOW SMD
LED RGB SQUARE CLEAR SMD
DIODE SCHOTTKY 500mA SMD
Comment
Not populated
Not populated
10
D6,D7
2 NP
11
J1,J2
2
12
J3
1 NP
LED 0402 BLUE SMD
CONN SOCKET 10POS 2.54MM
SINGLE ROW VERTICAL T/H
CONN HEADER 12POS 2.54MM
DUAL ROW VERTICAL T/H
Kingbright
APHHS1005QBC/D
(or equivalent)
Not populated
Not populated
13
J4
1 NP
14
J5
1 NP
15
J101
JP1
(HDR)
JP1
(SHUNT)
JP2
(HDR)
JP2
(SHUNT)
JP100,
JP101,
JP108
JP102,
JP105,
JP106,
JP107
1
16
17
18
19
20
21
1
CONN HEADER 10POS 1.27MM
DUAL ROW VERTICAL T/H
SHROUDED
CONN HEADER 6POS 2.54MM
DUAL ROW VERTICAL T/H
CONN HEADER 2POS 2MM RA T/H
CONN HEADER 3POS 2MM
SINGLE ROW VERTICAL T/H
Samtec
SHF-105-01-L-D-TH
(or equivalent)
Not populated
1
CONN SHUNT 2MM 2POS GOLD
1
CONN HEADER 2POS 2MM
SINGLE ROW VERTICAL T/H
1
CONN SHUNT 2MM 2POS GOLD
3 NP
JUMPER 3PAD SMD
(RES 0.0 OHM 1/10W 0603 SMD)
Not populated
4 NP
JUMPER 2PAD SMD
(RES 0.0 OHM 1/10W 0603 SMD)
Not populated
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Item
24
25
26
Ref Des
R1,R15,
R18
R2,R5,R7,
R8,R9,
R10,R11,
R12,R13,
R14,R16,
R17,R19,
R20,R21
R3,R6
R4
R100
Qty
Description
3
RES 47K OHM 1/10W 5% 0402 SMD
13/2 NP
RES 2K OHM 1/10W 5% 0402 SMD
2
1 NP
1 NP
RES 0.2 OHM 1/10W 1% 0603 SMD
RES 0.0 OHM 1/10W 0402 SMD
RES 0.0 OHM 1/10W 0603 SMD
27
S1,S2,S5
2/1 NP
SWITCH TACT SPST NO SMD
28
S3,S4
2
29
U1
1
30
U2
1
31
U3
1
32
U4
1
33
U5 (SKT)
1
34
U5 (IC)
1
SWITCH DIP 4POS 1.27MM SMD
IC EEPROM 128KBIT 400KHZ
8UDFN
IC COLOR SENSOR DGTL PROGR
6-DFN
IC SENSOR THERMOPILE
8DSBGA
IC CURRENT SHUNT MONITOR
4DSBGA
IC SOCKET 20PIN
IC MCU 16BIT 16KB FLASH
20PDIP
35
U6
1
RADIO MODULE A2530 SMD
36
Y1
1 NP
CRYSTAL 32.768 KHZ 12.5PF SMD
22
23
Comment
R12,R13 not populated
Not populated
Not populated
S5 not populated
Omron
B3U-1000P
(or equivalent)
Atmel
AT24C128C-MAHM-T
TAOS
TCS3414FN
Texas Instruments
TMP006AIYZFT
Texas Instruments
INA216A2YFFR
Texas Instruments
MSP430G2553IN20
Anaren
A2530E24AZ1
or
A2530R24AZ1
Not populated
Abracon
ABS06-32.768KHZ-T
(or equivalent)
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HISTORY
Date
11/2/12
Author
Change Note No./Notes
Initial Draft
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If you have additional questions, need samples, or would like a quote –
please email the AIR team at AIR@anaren.com .
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Anaren Microwave, Inc.
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Tel: +1 315 432 8909
+1 800 411 6596
Fax: +1 315 432 8970
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12 Somerset House, Suite 16 & 17
Hussar Court, Waterlooville
Hampshire, England P07-7SG
Tel: +44 2392 232392
Fax: +44 2392 251369
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Wei Ting, Suzhou Industrial Park
Suzhou 215122, PR China
Tel: +86 512 6287 6400
Fax: +86 512 6274 9283