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RSSI Viewer Example


The RSSI Viewer Example shows how to behave a RSSI Viewer and send RSSI data over serial port.

The nRF Connect RSSI Viewer app shows dBm per frequency in the 2400-2480 MHz range, and allows the user to tweak settings like sweep delay and animation duration.


Before you start building, remember to set up the nRF5 SDK development environment first. See Setup the nRF5 SDK for details.

Building the example

You can find the source code and the project file of the example in the following folder: pitaya-go/examples/peripheral/rssi_viewer.

Open terminal and navigate to the directory with the example Makefile:

cd ./pitaya-go/examples/peripheral/rssi_viewer

Run make to build the example:


Programming the firmware

If compiled successfully, the firmware is located in rssi_viewer/armgcc/_build with the name nrf52840_xxaa.hex.

While pushing the USER button, press the RESET button to enter the DFU mode. Then program the firmware using the nRF Connect for Desktop tool.


See Programming section for details about how to program your Pitaya Go.


Test the RSSI Viewer Example application by performing the following steps:

  1. Install the RSSI Viewer app in nRF Connect by clicking Add/remove apps.

  2. Launch RSSI Viewer app and connect to Pitaya Go by selecting its serial port.

  3. Observe the RSSI data chart and try to tweak settings like sweep delay and animation duration.

Create an Issue

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