the hardware connections are as you describe and should pose no problems.
the configuration of the CYRF6936 chip on the RF module takes some working out though.
there is little documentation available so reading the slightly cryptic datasheet is your only option.
That was my concern, too. The documentation isn't very well written and it lacks samples (a sample tells more than everything).
Nevertheless it should work with trial and errors
compared to a XBee where all you do is write data to the UART and it appears at the other end any CYRF6936 based module is going to be hard work.
it is still doable as long as you read the datasheet in detail.
for my application where low latency is more important than high bandwidth a CYRF6936 based solution is definitely the better option.
Thanks, this info is valuable. Experience is the best source of info.
sticking with .net is going to greatly limit your choice of onboard computer.
Yes, I am aware of it. I'd be limited with a bunch of boards/computers. I am not sure at this point whether to go with .net or not. Being a .net dev I feel comfortable with .net mf (IDE, framework, etc.). OTOH as you say, you are limited.
have you considered looking into mono running on an embedded Linux platform?
Actually not, since I am not really too keen to wander into Linux world. Not that Linux is bad or something, just don't want to loose (valuable) time re-learning something I already know. Nevertheless I'll take a look.
Man, so many choices...