Short overview of the setup:
I have one sender and four receivers. I need to send 1 byte, four times per second.
If a packet is dropped, that's not a big issue, getting new data is more important. So, packetization should *not* happen.
I thought about using Xbee modules (S2B series).
The sender will always be on wall power, the others battery powered. I configured the sender as coordinator, the others as routers.
My programming skills are not good enough yet to use API mode.
I've configured the coordinator with
DH/DL = 0/0xFFFF
RO = 0
This still has the coordinator sending the data out in bursts every few seconds. I've tried programming the microcontroller sending the data to
-enter command mode,
-set the adress of the first receiver,
-exit command mode,
and so on for every byte (so four times a second), but can't get the setup reliable enough, sometimes the xbee doesn't go into command mode. I don't think this is the best solution anyway.
I've read through the whole datasheet searching for a better solution, and I'm wondering about SE and SD settings.
Should I configure these? If so, how?
Or is this setup doomed to fail and should I look further?