We’re curious if there’s interest and potential in coupling RIOT with reelyActive hardware. A reelyActive reelceiver is a TI/Chipcon-based radio transceiver (CC1110, CC2541, …) that can be daisy chained with other reelceivers. They communicate over RS-422 (serial). It’s easy to connect reelceivers to 8/16/32-bit microcontrollers that have a UART, so it could be easy to write a RIOT driver to communicate serially with reelceivers. That would provide multi-standard radio communication protocol potential to the suite of MSP430 and ARM microcontrollers the OS currently supports.
More info about our CC1110-based reelceiver here: http://shop.reelyactive.com/collections/infrastructure/products/ra-r432 It operates in the 915MHz ISM band and has a sister that can do 868MHz for ETSI. There’s also a BLE version in the works.
Thanks for your thoughts, consideration and feedback!