DigiMesh - sleeping and serial interface

I want to switch my project from ZigBee to DigiMesh, specifically so that all nodes can sleep (they are battery powered). Can someone please help me answer these questions, or point me to where I can find the answers:

(1) I’m currently using the serial interface to send data between my ZigBee modules; can I interface with a DigiMesh radio the same way?
(2) Do I have to specify a sleep coordinator, or will the radios automatically elect a sleep coordinator?
(3) When my processor needs to send data, will the DigiMesh radio cache it until the network is awake, or do I need to keep my processor awake until the DigiMesh radio is ready to accept data?

Thanks in advance for any help!

  1. Yes, the interface is done the same way. Just make sure you are using hardware flow control as you already should be.

  2. That is going to be dependent on which Digi mesh product you are working with and what options you enable.

  3. You need to keep your processor awake till the XBee module is awake and CTS flow control indicate that you can send the data.

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