I am using a Series 1 Xbee 802.15.4 to set up a point (coordinator) to multipoint (end devices) network. Each end device will need to be able to send some data back to the coordinator, but not all of them at the same time.
The end device should have the ability to change their address so that multiple end devices are set to the same address at times, and at other times they aren't. For instance, if I have 100 Xbees, I might want to use up/down buttons to change the address of 62 of the xbees to the same address so they all receive the broadcast, then the rest of the Xbees to a different address, etc. Is it even possible to have that many xbees receive a broadcast? Can 100 xbees be supported in such a network?
I want the end device addresses to be able to dynamically change, meaning that after I have configured them in XCTU with their 16 bit address, I want to be able to use up/down buttons to change their address up or down while they are on. Is this possible? Or maybe I could have the up/down buttons change an address in software rather than the XBees physical address and then determine if it should reject or accept incoming data?
Thanks in advance!