[Radio] Long range radio link [Digi Xtend] (for Beagleboard)

A short video of the units sending eachother JPG images


Some images

See below two images. Scroll down for the downloads.
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Schematic and Boardlayout

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Click the image below to download the Eagle CAD files: Beagle_Radio_Breakout.rar


If you are interested in more ‘breakouts’ or ‘shields’ like this radio one; or if you have a Beagleboard (on which this module mounts exactly) you might want to check out my other post in which i have made a battery-board and a GPS/GPRS board. ]]>

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8 Responses

  1. Hugo says:

    Nice article Tim!!!
    I have been searching all weekend information, schematicos and pcb´s about the configuration and use of the XBEE XTEND.
    Your article is very interesting and useful for me.
    I am going to try to arm a pcb with the information that you upload in your article. And if you let me, I would like to share my results in this space.

  2. Lee says:

    Hello Tim,
    What a helpful article!
    Is Beagleboard PCB available? Could you send two to USA florida , if you don’t mind it.
    The fee can be paid by paypal or credit card.
    Thanks for the help.

  3. Jonathan Correa says:

    hola quisiera saber
    ¿quien es el creador de esta tecnologia?
    hello would like to know
    Who is the creator of this technology?

  4. Jonathan Correa says:

    hello would like to know
    Who is the creator of this technology?

  5. Paul McWhorter says:

    Hello from Texas! I very much want to use the Xtend radios, but need a breakout board with USB as you describe. Will you sell me two boards, and ship to TX, USA? I can paypal funds.
    Paul McWhorter

  6. sean says:

    Hello Tim, I am interested in a set if you still have them avaliable.

  7. Alexandros Kontopoulos says:

    Hi Tim,
    I have a couple of Xtend radios and I’m struggling to make them work. Do you still have these extra PCBs ? I can paypall the funds.