Sofia2 API for Rephone Kit

This entry will show you a step-by-step guide to follow in order to POST a message using REST API to Sofia2 Smart Platform, by using the versatile Xadow BLE+GSM module from Seeed. This module is the central unit of the Rephone Kit, a modular approach designed to build innovative IoT scenarios.

Xadow BLE+GSM is a tiny development board and a great fit for mobility applications. Based on one of the smallest chips in the market, Xadow BLE+GSM provides developers with an enriching blend of communication technologies, thanks to Bluetooth Smart (BLE) capabilities paired with a 2G GSM/GPRS modem (850/900/1800/1900MHz).

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The board is based on the MT2502 SoC from Mediatek, featuring:

  • Micro-controller: 32-bit ARM7EJ-STM RISC processor
  • RAM Memory: 4 MB
  • FLASH Memory: 16 MB
  • Power supply: 3.3~4.2V (no SIM) / 3.5~4.2V (with SIM)
  • Power consumption: 20mW (@standby, no radio), 30 mW (@standby GSM), 45 mW (@standby BLE)
  • 4-band modem: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • GPRS modem class 12
  • Clock: 260 MHz
  • Connector: 35-pin connector and PIN Connector to interconnect Rephone extra modules (GPS board, GPIO expansion board, LCD,…) JST1.0 Battery connector.
  • Interfaces: LCD, Audio, I2C,SPI, UART ad GPIOs

It is worth noting the wide choice of programming languages supported by Xadow BLE+GSM, offering SDKs for C/C++ (using Eclipse), LUA, Arduino and Javascript. Our recommendation is to use the Eclipse option with C/C++ since it provides the greater API flexibility (other choices may lack some libraries).

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