Background: RF Explorer is a handheld spectrum analyzer which can be used on all popular ISM bands, to keep this thread short I won't extend much on current capabilities, you can get more info at http://www.rf-explorer.com. Let me know if you need any more details.
We already have some Expansion Modules that can be plugged in the RF Explorer main unit to extend the frequency coverage to a new band. For instance, a main unit working in the 868MHz band can be extended to cover 2.4GHz band as well.
Now the question: Some users wanted to customize the way RF Explorer works. Probably the best way to do that is to offer an Arduino compatible Expansion Module which will embed an ATMega328 which will communicate with the main MCU of RF Explorer to manipulate screen and RF parameters to fully automate the custom action you may want. It will also expose some external header connectors to give the ATMega328 with external connectivity to the world for additional functionality.
A simple example of a custom application could be:
- Arduino board takes control and show a custom logo on the screen
- Arduino command the MCU to set the transceiver at a given frequency and modulation type, for instance OOK 4800bps at 433.92MHz
- Arduino starts receiving packets and, when a specific data is received, it fires a buzzer connected to the headers for an alarm
Suggestions, ideas are welcome.
Thanks in advance!