WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY SDK
Abbreviations and abstract
The Würth Elektronik eiSos wireless modules provide an easy to use radio interface to any embedded application. The module’s interface with the host processor of the embedded application via UART can be operated using a command interface.
The Wireless Connectivity SDK is a set of software tools that enable quick software integration of Würth Elektronik eiSos wireless modules into any of the most commonly used host processors. It consists of drivers and examples in C-code that use the UART, SPI or USB peripheral of the underlying platform to communicate with the attached radio device.
The Wireless Connectivity SDK has been developed for the Raspberry Pi 3 (see chapter 2) and STM32L0 (see chapter 3) platform.
Figure 1: Wireless connectivity SDK driver as part of the end product
The aim of the Wireless Connectivity SDK is to minimize the effort required on customer side to enable his host MCU to communicate with Würth Elektronik eiSos radio modules. It contains the implementation of all available commands in pure C-code. In order to integrate any Würth Elektronik eiSos wireless module, the user has to simply port the corresponding C-code to his host processor. This significantly reduces the time needed for developing the software interface to the radio module.
Würth Elektronik eiSos products, like the 868MHz proprietary radio module Tarvos-III, use a so called command interface for configuration and operation tasks. This interface provides up to 30 commands that accomplish tasks like updating various device settings, transmit/receive data and putting the module into one of various low power modes.
There are Würth Elektronik eiSos wireless modules that can operate in transparent mode in addition to the standard command mode. When using the transparent mode, the device does not interpret the commands sent via UART. Please make sure that the connected radio device runs in command mode to use the Wireless Connectivity SDK.
The commands of such an interface can be divided into 3 categories:
1. Requests: The host requests the module to trigger any action, e.g. in case of the request CMD_RESET_REQ the host asks the module to perform a reset.
2. Confirmations: On each request the module answers with a confirmation message as a feedback on the requested operation status. In case of a CMD_RESET_REQ, the module answers with a CMD_RESET_CNF to tell the host whether the reset will be performed or not.
3. Indications and Responses: In case of special events, the module indicates the same spontaneously to the host. The CMD_DATAEX_IND indicates for example that data was received via radio.
The commands itself have the following format:
Example: CMD_DATA_REQ of the Tarvos-III
The CMD_DATA_REQ has the command number 0x00. It serves a simple data transfer. The length field indicates the number of bytes to be transmitted via radio.
Sending "Hello World!"
Where we send 12 bytes (0x0C), which are "Hello World!" (0x48 0x65 0x6C 0x6C 0x6F 0x20 0x57 0x6F 0x72 0x6C 0x64 0x21) and the resulting checksum is 0x0F.
To use the complete feature set of such a radio device, all available commands of the corresponding command interface have to be implemented on the custom host processor. This involves considerable effort for the user and this is exactly the reason why Würth Elektronik eiSos offers the Wireless Connectivity SDK.
The steps for porting are explained in more detail in chapter 2.3 and 3.3.
2 Wireless Connectivity SDK for Raspberry Pi
The radio modules supported by the latest version of the Wireless Connectivity SDK for Raspberry Pi are:
Table 1: Wireless Connectivity SDK for Raspberry PI
Besides the various sample projects, there is a directory named drivers. Within the driver directory, each supported radio module has its own directory that contains the implementation of its command interface. Additionally to the definition of the commands, a thread is defined that checks for the confirmation and indication messages that are transmitted from the radio module to the host. Furthermore, functions that use specific radio module pins, like a pin reset or pin wake-up, are defined here.
Besides the module-specific directories, the subdirectory global contains all the shared functions as well as the definitions of the serial communication and GPIO interfaces of the underlying host.
The global directory contains various implementations of the serial and GPIO interface. Even though they are implemented with the Raspberry Pi platform in mind they can be used as a starting point for other platforms or even used on various Linux-based systems. Within the Code::Blocks projects the implementations can be selected by means of the build target.
Table 2: Implementations of serial and GPIO interfaces in Wireless Connectivity SDK
WiringPi is deprecated by the author and no longer under development. WiringPi shall not be used anymore.
The definition of the serial and USB interfaces of the Raspberry Pi is included.
2.2 Software history
Version 1.0.0 "Engineering"
- Initial version of the SDK
Version 1.2.0 "Release"
- Added new products
- Updated driver structure to easily switch between serial and USB interface on Raspberry
Version 1.6.3/2.0.0 "Release"
- Added new products
Version 3.0.0 "Release"
- Added driver for Wi-Fi module Calypso and proprietary high power radio module Thebe-I
- Replaced old module names by new module names V
ersion 3.1.0 "Release"
- Added driver for proprietary high power radio module Thebe-II and Themisto-I
- Bugfix in reset function of Proteus-* drivers
- Fixed typos in function names and resulting bug in Calypso driver
Version 3.2.0 "Release"
- Added driver for proprietary 2,4 GHz module Thyone-I and Thyone-I Plug
- Added driver for Bluetooth® LE module Proteus-III and Proteus-III Plug
Version 3.3.0 "Release"
- Added driver for Bluetooth® LE module Proteus-III-SPI
- Added implementation for SPI interfaces
- Added gpio implementation using libgpiod as wiringPi replacement
Version 3.4.0 "Release"
- Updated driver for proprietary 2,4 GHz module Thyone-I to add new features of latest module firmware
- Updated driver for Bluetooth® LE module Proteus-III add new features of latest module firmware
2.3 Host integration
As described in chapter 2.1 the functions in the Wireless Connectivity SDK have been developed on the Raspberry Pi platform. To use all the features of the radio module, the module’s drivers in the SDK have to be ported to the new custom platform. In the following example, the steps involved in porting the drivers of the Bluetooth® LE 4.2 radio module Proteus-I to a custom platform is described.
- The directories drivers/global and drivers/ProteusI as well as the file WE_common.h have to be integrated to the custom project.
- In the function InitDriver of the file ProteusI.c, a thread is defined that listens to confirmation and indication messages that are transmitted from the attached radio module to the host processor.
- Case 1: Threads are supported, the rxthread has to be ported to the host’s thread system.
- Case 2: Threads are not supported, a state machine has to be created that periodically checks for incoming UART bytes.
Code 1: Code snippet of the rxthread
- The file global.h declares the shared functions that deal with the serial interface as well as the usage of GPIOs for pin related functions.
Code 2: Code snippet of the file global.h
Here the definition of these functions, depending on the custom host peripherals, has to be created by the user. The existing files global_serial.c, global_ftdi.c and global.c can be removed from the project as it contains the corresponding implementation for the Raspberry Pi.
After dealing with the rxthread and the definition of the functions declared in global.h, the driver is functional. The corresponding demo project can be considered as a basis for application development on the custom platform.
2.4 Running sample applications on the Raspberry Pi
2.4.1 Hardware connections
For creating custom applications on the basis of the Raspberry Pi, connect the pins of the module to corresponding pins on the Raspberry Pi (power supply, ground, serial/SPI interface and other pins like reset). If the SPI version of a module is used, the driver assumes that SPI0 CE0 is used as chip select pin. Please refer to figure 2 to get an overview of the pins of the Raspberry Pi used in the driver application examples.
Figure 2: Extended connector from Raspberry Pi
Alternatively, Würth Elektronik eiSos USB dongles such as the Tarvos-II USB radio stick & Tarvos-III USB radio stick and evaluation boards can be directly connected to the USBinterface of the Raspberry Pi. If a USB port is to be used, the D2xx driver from FTDI has to be installed first (see section 220.127.116.11).
Some products, such as Tarvos-II USB radio stick, operate in transparent mode by default. In this case the device does not interpret the commands sent by the Wireless Connectivity SDK and thus communication fails. In this case first set the default operation mode to command mode, for example by using the Würth Elektronik eiSos software tool ACC.
2.4.2 Install the Raspberry Pi OS on the Raspberry Pi
1. Install the Raspberry Pi OS to a SD card according to official documentation . It is recommended to use the Raspberry Pi Imager.
2. After installing the image on the SD card, insert it into the Raspberry Pi’s SD card slot, connect your monitor, mouse and keyboard. Now the Raspberry Pi is ready to boot up. Please start it by powering it up.
3. After booting the Raspberry Pi, switch off the Bluetooth® interface by clicking on the Bluetooth® button on the right upper corner of the screen (see figure 3). Otherwise it is not possible to use the UART interface of the Raspberry Pi.
4. Then turn on the WiFi for connecting to the internet by clicking on the WiFi button on the right upper corner of the screen and selecting the WiFi of your choice.
Figure 3: Switch off the Bluetooth® and connect to internet via WiFi
5. After connecting to the internet make sure your Raspberry Pi is up to date with the latest versions of Raspberry Pi OS. To update the system open a terminal by clicking on the terminal symbol in the left upper corner (see figure 4).
Figure 4: Terminal button
6. Then upgrade the Raspberry Pi OS by typing in terminal:
2.4.3 Configuring the peripherals
1. Next, the peripherals have to be enabled. To do so open the menu by clicking on the Raspberry Pi symbol on the left upper corner of the screen and open the Preferences → Raspberry Pi Configuration window (see figure 5). Enable the SPI or serial depending on the required interface.
Figure 5: Raspberry Pi interface configuration
2. After enabling the interfaces a dialog should appear asking for a reboot to apply the changes. If no dialog appears reboot by clicking on the Raspberry symbol on the left upper corner of the screen and select Shutdown.
3. Now, after enabling the serial interface, the Raspbian OS claims it for console output. To disable this feature, please remove the string "console = serial0,115200" from the file /boot/cmdline.txt and save it. Root privilige is needed to change the file. To open the file accordingly type in terminal:
4. Please check whether the serial interface is still enabled by opening the file /boot/- config.txt and check whether the string "enable_uart=1" is still included. If not, please add it and save the file. Root privilige is needed to change the file. To open the file accordingly type in terminal:
5. Please reboot as before and check whether the files /boot/cmdline.txt and /boot/config.txt are still as described in the previous two points. If not, adapt the two files again as described before and reboot. Otherwise the UART-interface to the module is not active and thus the module communication fails.
6. In order to use the peripherals as a non-root user, the local user has to be a member of the peripheral group. In order to check this, type in the following in the terminal,
If the output contains GPIO and ,if required, SPI, then skip the next step.
7. Add the current user to the groups by typing in the following commands in the terminal,
Logout and login to update the user group settings.
2.4.4 Install the required libraries
By default termios is used to communicate with the UART interface of the Raspberry Pi. This is installed by default and no further action is required. The same is true for the SPI interface and the usage of the spidev API. The library to control the GPIO pins has to be installed however.
18.104.22.168 Install the libgpiod library
To access the GPIO pins libpgiod is used. It can be installed by typing the following in the terminal:
Note that as of now Raspberry Pi OS is based on Debian Buster and installs libpgiod version 1.2. This version of libgpiod does not support Pull-up and Pull-Down for GPIO pins yet. This feature was introduced with version 1.5. For the sample applications using modules with UART interface, libgpiod version 1.2 is sufficient.
For modules using the SPI interface however, Pull-up and Pull-Down is required and libgpiod has to be build and installed manually. See libgpiod documentation: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/libs/libgpiod/libgpiod.git/about/
22.214.171.124 Install the FTDI driver for USB (optional)
To run a Würth Elektronik eiSos USB dongle such as the Tarvos-II USB radio stick on the Raspberry Pi, the FTDI library is used and has to be installed.
To do so, first download the latest D2xx Linux driver  for the ARM hard-float architecture.
There are three versions available of the the FTDI D2xx driver which support the Raspberry Pi. To find out which architecture is used by your Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi OS, type the following in the terminal:
The command will print information about the CPU. For output "Architecture: armv71" use the v7 version of the D2xx driver.
To install the FTDI driver the following commands have to be run in the terminal. It is assumed that the driver is version 1.4.22 for armv7 and saved to the ~/Downloads directory.
1. Go to the directory where the driver is saved
2. Unpack the gzip file
3. Copy the needed header files to the system folder /usr/local/include
4. Copy the libraries to the system folder /usr/local/lib
5. Create a symbolic link to the latest version
6. Update the shared libraries
7. As the D2xx driver is incompatible with the FTDI VCP driver in the Linux kernel, the kernel modules "ftdi_sio" and "usbserial" have to be unloaded. To do so, please run:
8. Now all supported USB dongles can be used.
2.4.5 Install the Wireless Connectivity SDK
The Wireless Connectivity SDK was developed in the Code::Blocks development environment. 1. First download and install the software Code::Blocks. Open a terminal and type:
2. Now download the Wireless Connectivity SDK driver  as zip file to the location ~/- Downloads
3. The file is going to be extracted to the folder ~/Projects. If the folder does not exist create it by typing in terminal:
4. Now extract the Wireless Connectivity SDK to ~/Projects by typing in terminal:
5. Then start the desired project via Code::Blocks by typing in terminal. For example,
6. Select the build target using the drop-down menu, e.g. Debug.
Figure 6: Select build target of the application
7. Then press Build → Rebuild to build the project (see figure 7).
Figure 7: Rebuild the application
8. If it builds without errors the setup succeeded.
9. In case of further question, please contact our technical support .
2.4.6 FAQ - Frequently asked questions
126.96.36.199 The initialization function fails, what can I do?
The initialization function usually sets up the serial interface, performs a pin reset and waits for the module’s response. In case this fails, there are several possibilities:
- The module is not powered up. Please check the VCC and GND connection.
- The RESET line is not connected, thus no pin reset was applied.
- The UART RX and UART TX lines are not connected, thus the module response was not transmitted.
- The UART interface does not run well. Please check the UART settings and initialization.
- The connected module or USB dongle does not run in command mode and thus does not respond to a pin reset and/or command request. In this case, set the device to command mode, for example by using the software tool ACC.
- The rxthread function, waiting for module response, does not work correctly.
188.8.131.52 ProteusIII-SPI: Pin Wakup leads to "GetPin: Could not read pin level"
When using the ProteusIII-SPI, the same pin is used to wake-up the module and to check for new messages. So there is a chance that the pin is accessed at the same time by different functions within the application. Mostly this will have no effect and the wake-up will succeed. If it leads to errors, the problem can be fixed by using a mutex.
3 Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32
The radio modules supported by the latest version of the Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32 are:
Table 3: Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32
Besides the various directories to define STM32 related peripherals, there is a directory named WCON_Drivers. Within the WCON_Drivers directory, each supported radio module has its own directory that contains the implementation of its command interface and a main file demonstrating a short example application.
Besides the module-specific directories, the subdirectory global contains all the shared functions as well as the definitions of the serial communication and GPIO interfaces of the underlying host.
The wired communication interface currently supported by the Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32 is UART. The SPI interface (STM32 role Master) is currently not supported by this version.
3.2 Software history
Version 1.0.0 "Release"
- Initial version of the SDK
3.3 Host integration
As described in chapter 3.1 the functions in the Wireless Connectivity SDK have been developed on the STM32L0 platform. To use all the features of the radio module, the module’s drivers in the SDK have to be ported to the new custom platform.
In the following example, the steps involved in porting the drivers of the Bluetooth® LE 5.1 radio module Proteus-III to a custom platform is described.
- The directories WCON_Drivers/global and WCON_Drivers/ProteusIII have to be integrated to the custom project.
- The file global.h declares the shared functions that deal with the serial interface as well as the usage of GPIOs for pin related functions.
Code 3: Code snippet of the file global.h
When integrating the Wireless Connectivity SDK into a custom host, the implementation of the functions defined in global.h must be done in the global.c file.
- In the file ProteusIII.c a function InitPins is implemented, that defines the initialization of the GPIOs used by the driver. When integrating the Wireless Connectivity SDK into a custom host, this implementation may be adapted.
Code 4: Code snippet of the file ProteusIII.c
After dealing with these steps the driver is functional. The corresponding demo project can be considered as a basis for application development on the custom platform.
3.4 Running sample applications on the STM32 Nucleo-L073RZ
3.4.1 Hardware connections
The Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32 has been developed on a STM32 Nucleo-L073RZ  development board using the STM32CubeIDE . To run the examples provided by the SDK on this board, first connect the respective lines of the board to the radio module (typically mounted on the corresponding evaluation board). Besides the VCC, GND and the UART pins, other product specific pins like Reset are supposed to be connected. Please note that table 4 and figure 8 show a standard set of GPIOs used by most of the Würth Elektronik eiSos products.
Table 4: Used pins of the STM32
Figure 8: Layout for STM32 NUCLEO-L073RZ, Source: UM1724
3.4.2 Run the project with STM32CubeIDE
First download the Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32  and save it on your computer. Then install and start the STM32CubeIDE  in version 1.7.0. When starting, it requests for the workspace path. In case you already have a workspace from previous projects, select that path. In case you want to use a new one, create a new empty directory and select that.
Figure 9: Choose workspace
After the STM32CubeIDE started, go to "File→Open Projects from File System" and enter the project path, where you saved the Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32.
Figure 10: Open project
Click ok, such that the project is loaded into "Project Explorer".
The Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32 includes the examples and drivers for all supported products in one STM32CubeIDE project. Thus to evaluate a single product the right radio module files have to be selected first.
In the example shown in figure 11 the radio module Tarvos-III is selected. In case Proteus-III shall be chosen instead of Tarvos-III, first right click on the Tarvos-III directory, then select "Properties" and check the box "Exclude resource from build". Then do the same for Proteus-III, but uncheck the "Exclude resource from build" box.
Figure 11: Select module
Then click on "Build" and check whether the project builds without errors. In case of success, click on "Debug" to run the project on the STM32 Nucleo board.
Figure 12: Build and run
 FTDI D2XX driver. https://ftdichip.com/drivers/d2xx-drivers/.
 Raspbian download page. https://www.raspberrypi.org/.
 ST Microelectronics. NucleoL073RZ. https://www.st.com/en/evaluation-tools/ nucleo-l073rz.html.
 ST Microelectronics. STM32CubeIDE. https://www.st.com/en/development-tools/ stm32cubeide.html.
 STMicroelectronics . UM1724 - User manual - STM32 Nucleo-64 boards (MB1136). https://www.st.com/.
 Würth Elektronik Support. https://we-online.com/wireless-connectivity/support.
 Würth Elektronik. Wireless Connectivity SDK for Raspberry Pi - Radio module drivers in C-code. https://github.com/WurthElektronik/WirelessConnectivity-SDK.
 Würth Elektronik. Wireless Connectivity SDK for STM32 - Radio module drivers in C-code. https://github.com/WurthElektronik/WirelessConnectivity-SDK_STM32.
5 Important notes
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Würth Elektronik eiSos hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and royalty-free license to use the software and under the conditions that will be set forth in this license terms. You are free to use the provided Software only in connection with one of the products from Würth Elektronik eiSos to the extent described in this license terms. You are entitled to change or alter the source code for the sole purpose of creating an application embedding the Würth Elektronik eiSos wireless connectivity product. The transfer of the source code to third parties is allowed to the sole extent that the source code is used by such third parties in connection with our product or another hardware provided by Würth Elektronik eiSos under strict adherence of this license terms. Würth Elektronik eiSos will not assume any liability for the usage of the incorporated software and the source code. You are not entitled to transfer the source code in any form to third parties without prior written consent of Würth Elektronik eiSos. You are not allowed to reproduce, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works of the incorporated Software and the source code in whole or in part. No more extensive rights to use and exploit the products are granted to you.
7.2 Usage and obligations
The responsibility for the applicability and use of the Würth Elektronik eiSos wireless connectivity product with the incorporated Firmware in a particular customer design is always solely within the authority of the customer. Due to this fact, it is up to you to evaluate and investigate, where appropriate, and to decide whether the device with the specific product characteristics described in the product specification is valid and suitable for your respective application or not. You are responsible for using the Würth Elektronik eiSos wireless connectivity product with the incorporated Firmware in compliance with all applicable product liability and product safety laws. You acknowledge to minimize the risk of loss and harm to individuals and bear the risk for failure leading to personal injury or death due to your usage of the product. Würth Elektronik eiSos’ products with the incorporated Firmware are not authorized for use in safety-critical applications, or where a failure of the product is reasonably expected to cause severe personal injury or death. Moreover, Würth Elektronik eiSos’ products with the incorporated Firmware are neither designed nor intended for use in areas such as military, aerospace, aviation, nuclear control, submarine, transportation (automotive control, train control, ship control), transportation signal, disaster prevention, medical, public information network etc. You shall inform Würth Elektronik eiSos about the intent of such usage before design-in stage. In certain customer applications requiring a very high level of safety and in which the malfunction or failure of an electronic component could endanger human life or health, you must ensure to have all necessary expertise in the safety and regulatory ramifications of your applications. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all legal, regulatory and safety-related requirements concerning your products and any use of Würth Elektronik eiSos’ products with the incorporated Firmware in such safety-critical applications, notwithstanding any applications-related information or support that may be provided by Würth Elektronik eiSos. YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS AGAINST ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS’ PRODUCTS WITH THE INCORPORATED FIRMWARE IN SUCH SAFETY-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS.
The incorporated Firmware created by Würth Elektronik eiSos is and will remain the exclusive property of Würth Elektronik eiSos.
7.4 Firmware update(s)
You have the opportunity to request the current and actual Firmware for a bought wireless connectivity Product within the time of warranty. However, Würth Elektronik eiSos has no obligation to update a modules firmware in their production facilities, but can offer this as a service on request. The upload of firmware updates falls within your responsibility, e.g. via ACC or another software for firmware updates. Firmware updates will not be communicated automatically. It is within your responsibility to check the current version of a firmware in the latest version of the product manual on our website. The revision table in the product manual provides all necessary information about firmware updates. There is no right to be provided with binary files, so called "Firmware images", those could be flashed through JTAG, SWD, Spi-Bi-Wire, SPI or similar interfaces.
7.5 Disclaimer of warranty
THE FIRMWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS". YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR YOUR INTENDED PURPOSE OR USAGE. WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT ANY LICENSE, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS GRANTED UNDER ANY PATENT RIGHT, COPYRIGHT, MASK WORK RIGHT, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT RELATING TO ANY COMBINATION, MACHINE, OR PROCESS IN WHICH THE WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS’ PRODUCT WITH THE INCORPORATED FIRMWARE IS USED. INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS REGARDING THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A LICENSE FROM WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS TO USE SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR A WARRANTY OR ENDORSEMENT THEREOF.
7.6 Limitation of liability
Any liability not expressly provided by Würth Elektronik eiSos shall be disclaimed. You agree to hold us harmless from any third-party claims related to your usage of the Würth Elektronik eiSos’ products with the incorporated Firmware, software and source code. Würth Elektronik eiSos disclaims any liability for any alteration, development created by you or your customers as well as for any combination with other products.
7.7 Applicable law and jurisdiction
Applicable law to this license terms shall be the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this license terms shall be resolved and finally settled by the court competent for the location of Würth Elektronik eiSos’ registered office.
7.8 Severability clause
If a provision of this license terms is or becomes invalid, unenforceable or null and void, this shall not affect the remaining provisions of the terms. The parties shall replace any such provisions with new valid provisions that most closely approximate the purpose of the terms.
Würth Elektronik eiSos reserves the right at any time to change this terms at its own discretion. It is your responsibility to check at Würth Elektronik eiSos homepage for any updates. Your continued usage of the products will be deemed as the acceptance of the change. We recommend you to be updated about the status of new firmware and software, which is available on our website or in our data sheet and manual, and to implement new software in your device where appropriate. By ordering a wireless connectivity product, you accept this license terms in all terms.
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