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Simblee Announcements / Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
« Last post by RFD_Patty on December 08, 2017, 02:52:38 PM »
Release listings and changelog links are listed here:
Support / Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Last post by RFD_Patty on December 08, 2017, 02:23:31 PM »
Distributor orders are shipping today and Monday. 

Hopefully somebody from the RF Digital team will respond with an explanation of what is going on,
Simblee For Mobile / Re: App crashing
« Last post by tolson on December 08, 2017, 12:43:31 PM »
onDisconnect is useful to set or reset a flag that indicates if you are connected to a phone or not.
For example if there is no phone connected you don't want to be trying to send something to it.
Suggestions / SFM
« Last post by shanmukh on December 08, 2017, 09:42:28 AM »
A new function which operates on a set of distant pixels which can be lightened at a time would be very helpful.
Simblee For Mobile / Lighten pixels
« Last post by shanmukh on December 08, 2017, 09:36:38 AM »
Is there any way to lighten a required set of pixels which are away at a time.This would be very useful for plotting graphs for me.
Simblee For Mobile / App crashing
« Last post by shanmukh on December 08, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
Is there any way to stop the app crashing by writing some code to the SFM ondisconnect()?What are the uses of this ondisconnect()?
Well, In my case i'm using a wireless foot switch and a receiver.
The receiver has power all the time and is not on a battery source.
The foot switch is using 2 batteries (AA) with out the DC-DC converter.

The software uses a LOW action to wake up the simblee.  Reason is that I found out going HIGH ad issues on EMF.  Around the cell phone range, the device triggered. Not good.
So the input lines are HI all the time.

I start the SimbleeCOM.begin() in startup.  So right off the bat current is around 4ma.  But we ask if they press a button (battery test) to check battery each day. If the battery is low,
RED LED will light during the button press and goes of once release. The Receiver has a RED LED and will light and stay on if battery is low. Will relight if power is restored from off.

When any buttons are press, I send the signal that it relates too and a END signal when the button is release. After that I do a Simblee_systemOff().
At this point the Simblee goes into a deep sleep and draws ~400na.
I could never put in the loop the Simblee_systemOff(), for I had issues.  Otherwise I would draw 400na at the get go.
Of course, if I worked on the program more, I could probably fix the issues I have with the current.

Again, I have no DC-DC converter.  I work with the AA batteries voltage in series to about a trigger around 2 volts as a switch for the RED LED.
Any button press also tests the battery voltage. 
This is a medical switch unit and it does not send a medical signal for battery button test.
I did some current measurements to see if ULPDelay() is maybe stopping the SimbleeCom activities.
But now I am really confused!
I used the "Simblee COM Receiver"-sketch as posted and modified some lines.

These are my results:

- SimbleeCom.begin() with delay() loop: ~3.7mA
- delay() loop alone: ~ 4.2mA
- SimbleeCom.begin() with Simblee_ULPDelay() loop: ~3.7mA
- Simblee_ULPDelay() loop alone: ~5µA

So, during ULPDelay the same current is drawn as with delay(), but the callback does not work in the case of ULPDelay() but works with delay().
But there is more:

- if SimbleeCom.end() is called, the current consumption stays unchanged!
  So once called, you come never back to power saving ULPDelay()!
- all these measurements were done with the "void SimbleeCOM_onReceive" Callback present in the sketch. If this callback code is removed,    Simblee_ULPDelay() seems to work!

So this is a serious limitation for all battery powered applications. Instead of consuming 5µA most of the time, nearly 4mA are drawn!
Can anyone confirm this?
I cannot believe, that this is the desired behaviour of the SimbleeCOM.
So any help/input/ideas are welcome!  :D

Support / Re: Simblee supply issues?
« Last post by lsnyman on December 06, 2017, 05:24:08 PM »
Yep and now it is the the 6th and they have nothing. They say they have contacted RFDigital for an update.
I have had an order in since Sept and have $5K worth of components on my desk waiting on this 1 part for assembly.
Hopefully someone will provide an answer soon
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