Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any issues with dropped characters when sending data from an arduino to a CPU via xbee? I'm right now doing some tests between xbee and bluetooth, and while I'm lovin' many of the aspects of the xbee, not so keen on the lost data. Sometimes it's a space, sometimes a line feed, sometimes a digit will be missing. Whatever it is, it ain't predicable, and it sure ain't makin' me happy. If I use the exact same sketch and app on my mac with my bluetooth modem (bluesmirf), nothing is dropped.
I'm using 2 xbee radios (series 1, 802.15.4), one set as the coordinator (and attached to my CPU), one as an end device (attached to an arduino). Firmware 1084. Both set up in transparent mode, sleep = 0, packetization timeout = 0. Everything set to 115k baud, but switching everything to 57.6k didn't show any improvement. Slowing the sample rate down to 10 Hz didn't help either (not much point in going lower for what I'll need this to do).
Anybody else experience something like this? It's really not usable like this if I can't trust the data coming in, which makes me think I have something setup incorrectly!
Thanks for any pointers. And please let me know if it would be helpful to show a sketch.