I have to develop a proximity (or WiRa) application, so I've some dubts about the choice of the most appropriate evaluation kit to start from.
Reading the UM-B-137 "SmartBond™ Wireless Ranging SDK", this references both UM-B-103 "DA14695 USB Kit" and UM-B-093 "DA1469x PRO Development Kit" and I've noted that the DA1469x PRO DK Daughterboard implements an Inverted L shaped antenna, while the DA14695 USB Kit uses a printed ZOR type antenna.
So I wonder if the performance of the solutions are equivalents?
Your WiRa application should run on both platforms, and my final application will very similar to this demo, therefore I've already estimated a final product cost, based on the DA1469x PRO DK Daughterboard BOM and PCB. At this point I'm asking myself what are the necessary tools to start experimenting with this last solution.
I think I need:
- n. 1 pcs of DA14695-00HQDEVKT-P
- n. 2 pcs of DA14695-00HQDB-P (supposing once programmed with the demo, the application will run out of the development kit, just powering up the daughter board via USB, is this right?)
- n. 1 pcs of DA14695-00HQDEVKT-RANG
Last question. Supposing I'll design a custom board based on one of the two evaluation kits above mentioned, how could I program and debug them? I need an external programmer? What kind of programmer do you suggest?
Thank you in advance,