This is the Explorer Dongle unit for the Digi module line. With the Explorer Dongle you can plug the unit directly into your USB port and have it act as a gateway between your computer and the . No cables needed! This unit works with all modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and Pro version. The on-board voltage regulator is good up to 500mA.
The highlight of this board is an FT231X USB-to-Serial converter. That’s what translates data between your computer and the . There’s also a reset button, and a voltage regulator to supply the with plenty of power. In addition, there are four LEDs that’ll help if you ever need to debug your : RX, TX, RSSI (signal-strength indicator), and power indicator.
This board also breaks out each of the ’s I/O pins to a pair of breadboard-compatible headers. So if you want to make use of the ’s extended functionality, you can solder some header pins into those, or even just solder some wire.
Note: There is no included with this Explorer Dongle.
Note: This board cannot source the power required for the mobile line. It will only work with the 802.15.4 variants.
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