AMBER PI makes it real

Create your own radio communication quick and easy. We´ve got the recipe for the most simple wireless connectivity.

Applications

  • Gateway: Sub-1-GHz to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Ethernet
  • Data collector for Sub-1-GHz radio devices
  • Wireless remote control station (Model airplane)
  • Rapid prototyping for wireless data transmission applications
  • Mobile wireless sensor board for home and industrial environment (Weather station, Motion tracking)

Description

The AMBER PI is an expansion board for the Raspberry Pi 3B that equips the Raspberry Pi with the sub-1-GHz RF- interface provided by AMBER wireless. The included sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure, motion) as well as the delivered RF-dongle, which runs as remote station for the AMBER PI, allow developing various creative applications on top of the Raspberry Pi. The provided sensor sockets enable the connection of the custom sensors exponentiating the number of applications on base of the AMBER PI.

Besides the AMBER PI, AMBER wireless provides a software development kit (the AMBER PI driver in C-code) that includes the functions and examples to enable an easy and quick custom application development using the AMBER PI.

Set-Up

Equipment

The AMBER PI provides two I2C and two SPI sockets to connect other I2C- and SPI-slaves to it.
As delivered, the AMBER PI Kit includes the following sensor boards that contain three different sensors. The fourth board can be used as base PCB for the prototypic integration of custom sensors.

 

 

The PROTO SPI is a mini breadboard including the 4-wire SPI signals plus the power signals +3.3V and GND. This board serves a 2.54mm grid for hand soldering prototypes of custom sensors.
The HTS221 is an ultra-compact sensor for relative humidity and temperature.
The LPS22HB is an ultra-compact piezo resistive absolute pressure sensor, which functions as a digital output barometer.
The LIS2DW12 is an ultra-low-power high-performance three-axis linear accelerometer.
The AMB8665 is a USB-radio-dongle that operates as remote station to the AMB8826-PI using compatible radio profiles.

With this dongle, a bidirectional wireless bridge can be established, transmitting the current sensor values for example.
The AMB1981 is a dipole antenna with SMA-connector, enabling wireless data transmission with extended range.

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Details

Item Number
AMB8826

Ordering Info

Available end of September.

Würth Elektronik Components

ComponentArt.-Nr.

Component

Art.-Nr.

Capacitor
0402 1uF
0402 68pF

885012105006
885012005060
Capacitor
0402 100nF
0402 4,7uF

885012205018
885012105008
Radio-Module
AMB8826-1Ferrite7427927311
Jumper
RM1,27 2x1

62200213421
Spacer
709670110
LED
0603
super red

150060SS75000
LED
0603
bright green

150060VS75000
Header
RM2,54 2x1
RM2,54 3x1
RM2,54 1x1
RM2,54 7x1

61300211121
61300311121
61300111121
61300711121
Header right angle
RM2,54 2x3
RM2,54 2x2


61300621021
61300421021
SMD-Taster430471025826Socket right angle
RM2,54 2x3
RM2,54 2x2

613006243121
613004243121

Downloads

Quick Start Guide

PDF

Manual

PDF

AMBER PI Driver

ZIP