SodaAnt wrote:Does XBEE in transparent mode include any kind of error checking on the receiving end to make sure the data it receives from a transmitter is error free?
I'd like the receiving XBEE to just drop any data it gets that isn't valid (this is a data logging application where data is sent every few seconds and missing one or more transmissions is preferable to receiving and logging bogus data).
Two questions: is this capability possible with the standard (not the PRO) XBee? and if so, is it enabled by default, or do I need to enable it via setting parameters?
All 802.15.4 based radios have error detection and correction via up to 3 retries in the wireless link, unless you disable ACKs - and this is an option. An exception of course, are packets sent to the broadcast address. In transparent mode, I doubt you are told if the retries were exhausted. There is an AT register to check for such errors. If they are occurring, it's likely that you need to choose a different channel number.