Thursday, February 4, 2010

XBee and XBee PRO DigiMesh 2.4 OEM RF Modules

The XBee/XBee-PRO DigiMesh 2.4 OEM RF Modules were engineered to support the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless sensor networks. The modules require minimal power and provide reliable delivery of data between remote devices.



The XBee modules us the ISM (Industrial, Scientific & Medical) 2.4 GHz frequency band

Key Features:

Long-range Data IntegrityXBee
Indoor/Urban: up to 100' (30 m)
Outdoor line-of-sight: up to 300' (100m)
Transmit Power: 1 mW (0dBm)
Receiver Sensitivity: -92 dBmXBee-PRO
Indoor/Urban: up to 300' (90 m)
Outdoor line-of-sight: up to 1 mile (1600m)
Transmit Power: 63mW (18dBm) EIRP
Receiver Sensitivity: -100 dBm (1% packet error rate)
RF Data Rate: 250,000 bpsAdvanced Networking & Security
Retries and Acknowledgements
Self-routing, self-healing mesh networking
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)

Serial communications:

The XBee/XBee-PRO 2.4 DigiMesh OEM RF Modules interface to a host device through a logic-level asynchronous serial port. Through its serial port, the module can communicate with any logic and voltage compatible UART; or through a level translator to any serial device (For example: Through a Digi proprietary RS-232 or USB interface board).

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Digi XBee X-CTU Manual and Utility

If you use Digi XBee modules for wireless communication, the Digi X-CTU application is a must. X-CTU is a Windows-based application provided by Digi. This program was designed to interact with the firmware files found on Digi’s RF products and to provide a simple-to-use graphical user interface to them. X-CTU is designed to function with all Windows-based computers running Microsoft Windows 98 SE and above. X-CTU can either be downloaded from Digi’s Web site or an installation CD.

The Digi X-CTU Datasheet can be downloaded here.

The Digi X-CTU application can be downloaded from Digi here.

X-CTU Screenshot:

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

XBee XBee-PRO 802.15.4 OEM RF Modules

The XBee/XBee-PRO ZB RF Modules are designed to operate within the ZigBee protocol and support the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless sensor networks. The modules require minimal power and provide reliable delivery of data between remote devices. The modules operate within the ISM 2.4 GHz frequency band and are compatible with the following:

• XBee RS-232 Adapter
• XBee RS-232 PH (Power Harvester) Adapter
• XBee RS-485 Adapter
• XBee Analog I/O Adapter
• XBee Digital I/O Adapter
• XBee Sensor Adapter
• XBee USB Adapter
• XStick
• ConnectPort X Gateways
• XBee Wall Router.

These are very powerful wireless modules that I have used extensively in projects, they are well worth talking a look at if you have not played with them in your latest wireless project.

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