Antenna Control

Basic APIs to control the Antenna functionality.


EFR32 Antenna Control FunctionalityThese enumerations and structures are used with RAIL Antenna Control API.


RAIL_Status_t RAIL_ConfigAntenna (RAIL_Handle_t railHandle, const RAIL_AntennaConfig_t *config)
 Configures antenna path and pin locations.

Detailed Description

Basic APIs to control the Antenna functionality.

Function Documentation

RAIL_Status_t RAIL_ConfigAntenna ( RAIL_Handle_t  railHandle,
const RAIL_AntennaConfig_t config 

Configures antenna path and pin locations.

This API must be called before any TX or RX takes place, otherwise the antenna configurations for those functions will not take effect.
[in]railHandleA RAIL instance handle.
[in]configA configuration structure applied to the relevant Antenna Configuration registers. A NULL config will produce undefined behavior.
Status code indicating success of the function call.

This function tells RAIL how to select each antenna, but not when. Antenna selection for receive is controlled by the RAIL_RxOptions_t::RAIL_RX_OPTION_ANTENNA0 and RAIL_RxOptions_t::RAIL_RX_OPTION_ANTENNA1 options (and the RAIL_RxOptions_t::RAIL_RX_OPTION_ANTENNA_AUTO combination). Antenna selection for transmit is controlled by the RAIL_TxOptions_t::RAIL_TX_OPTION_ANTENNA0 and RAIL_TxOptions_t::RAIL_TX_OPTION_ANTENNA1 options.

Although a RAIL handle is included for potential future expansion of this function, it is currently not used. That is, there is only one Antenna configuration that can be active on a chip, regardless of the number of protocols (unless the application updates the configuration upon a protocol switch), and the configuration is not saved in the RAIL instance. For optimal future compatibility, pass in a chip-specific handle, such as RAIL_EFR32_HANDLE.