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DC9000B - SmartMesh IP Starter Kit (chip antennae), 100 mote capacity

DC9000 Starter Kit with DC2274DC9000B SmartMesh IP Starter Kit

Note: Newer Kit Available - Please see the DC9021B

The DC9000B SmartMesh IP™ Starter Kit provides all the tools for evaluating SmartMesh® network performance with respect to your application needs, including high reliability, ultralow power, scalability and ease of installation. This accelerates device integration and application software development.

The DC9000B Starter Kit includes five motes, or nodes (DC9003A-B), to enable you to quickly deploy a multi-hop mesh network in the RF environment specific to your application. The StarGazer evaluation software graphical user interface (GUI) allows you to quickly see the mesh network form, as well as key performance statistics, such as data reliability and latency.

The DC9003A-B Evaluation/Development Mote Modules feature easy-to-probe signal pins. In addition, the starter kit provides access to both manager and mote software application programming interfaces (APIs) over USB to enable application software development.

The DC2274A USB Network Manager comes factory-configured as an embedded network manager, where both the wireless-to-wired access point function and the network management algorithms run on board. Optionally, users may configure the DC2274 as a SmartMesh IP Access Point Mote for operation with VManager software. (Click here to learn more about network managers.)

The DC9000B Starter Kit operates in the 2.4000GHz to 2.4835GHz international license-free frequency band. Starter kits and demo boards are for evaluation purposes only. It remains the customer’s responsibility to verify proper and reliable operation in the actual end application.

SmartMesh IP Starter Kit – includes the following items:


  Watch the SmartMesh IP Starter kit Video



Companion Demo Boards

DC2126A - High-Accuracy Wireless Temperature Sensor with Solar Battery Life Extender
DC2274A-A - SmartMesh IP USB Network Manager, 100 mote capacity
DC9001B - SmartMesh IP Eval/Dev Manager (chip antenna), 100 mote capacity
DC9003A-B - SmartMesh IP Eval/Dev Mote (chip antenna)
DC9006A - Eterna Interface Card
DC9010B - Eterna Serial Programmer


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)