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DC9006A - Eterna Interface Card

DC9006A Eterna Interface CardDC9006A Eterna Interface Card

When connected to a SmartMesh Evaluation/Development Mote (e.g. DC9003A-B), the DC9006 Eterna interface card provides a USB connection for both power and software access to the mote API UART port.

Compatible with:

  • DC9003A-B SmartMesh IP Evaluation/Development Mote (Chip Antenna)
  • DC9018A-B SmartMesh IP RF Certified Evaluation/Development Mote (Chip Antenna)
  • DC9018B-B SmartMesh IP RF Certified Evaluation/Development Mote (MMCX Antenna Connector)
  • DC9003A-C SmartMesh WirelessHART Evaluation/Development Mote (Chip Antenna)
  • DC9018A-C SmartMesh WirelessHART RF Certified Evaluation/Development Mote (Chip Antenna)
  • DC9018B-C SmartMesh WirelessHART RF Certified Evaluation/Development Mote (MMCX Antenna Connector)

DC9006A with DC9003A-BDC9006A (upper right) connected with a DC9003A-B (lower left, sold separately)

The DC9006 Eterna interface card comes with a DC9004A adapter card which enables the DC9006 to connect to the 10-pin programming and CLI header recommended to be designed on customer boards in the Eterna Hardware Integration Guide or LTP5901/LTP5902 Hardware Integration Guide. The DC9006/DC9004A combination is also compatible with the DC2126A Wireless Temperature Sensor.

DC9006 w/ DC9004DC9006 (left) with DC9004 adaptor (right, included)

The following tables shows a comparison of DC9006/DC9004A usage vs the DC9010 Eterna Serial Programmer usage. For more details, please see the Eterna Evaluation and Development Board Set Guide 

Table - DC9010 vs DC9004DC9010 Usage vs Using DC9006 with DC9004



SmartMesh IP Starter Kit Software

Software Utility


Download Link


GUI application for visualizing a network and interacting with motes


Serial Mux

Software used to connect multiple clients to the manager


SmartMesh SDK (optional)

Software development kit used to interact with the devices’ Application Programming Interface (API)

GitHub Repository

FTDI driver

USB-to-Serial drivers for communication with DC9001, DC9006 boards

Download VCP from FTDIchip.com

LBR (optional)

Low power Border Router software utility and sample code. Python script for mapping SmartMesh IP networks onto an IPv4 network (e.g. Ethernet)