XBee is the brand name from Digi International for a family of form factor compatible radio modules. The first XBee radios were introduced under the MaxStream brand in 2005 and were based on the 802.15.4-2003 standard designed for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications at over-the-air ...

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XBee and ZigBee for long distance signal transmission

Extension to question: Zigbee communication outdoors at long distance ( around 1 - 1.5 km) I was wanting to set up communication between controllers around the school campus, originally I plan to go ...
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XBEE's w/ Photo-resistor isn't making LED change brightness?

Below is a circuit draw up of my configuration. My problem i'm having is my LED is not changing in brightness as fast as I wanted. It seems there is a huge delay and I want to know why this is. Below ...
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Arduino Mega not flashable with XBee PRO S2B [migrated]

I have an Arduino Mega 2560 with a libelium XBee Shield. If I have an XBee S2 mounted on it and set the two jumpers to the USB setting or remove them, I am able to flash a program onto my Arduino. ...
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Can you implement a control algorithm and send the inputs via xbee?

I know this question is little bit vague, but let's say that I have a robot or a quadrotor to control. I want to implement the control algorithm (PID, robust, or LQR) in the PC not in the robot/quad, ...
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Arduino Uno - XBee communication

I have two Arduino UNO, two Xbee shield, and two Twi Xbee (type XB24). I am very new to xBee and my question is: Can I communicate each other via Wi-Fi ?
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Xbee Transmitting garbage characters

We tried to make two Xbees communicate with each other. One Xbee module(configured as transmitter) is connected to one PC (PC1), and the other Xbee module(configured as receiver) is connected to ...
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Xbee GPS Tracking

We're building a tracking system using Xbee and GPS. Wherein the GPS data is transmitted using the Tx Xbee and received with the Rx Xbee. We've supplied a 3.3V to both the Xbee and GPS (SKM53 by ...
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XBee Coordinator API not receiving data from Router AT pin 20

A Xbee Series 2 in Router AT configuration with a potentiometer wiper output connected to XBee's pin 20 AD0 is supposed to send the analog data every 100 ms. It was ...
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ATND gets Response when Xbee Router AT is connected to Computer, no response when on breadboard

I have a Xbee Series 2 in Coordinator AT which is connected to a computer, a Xbee Series 2 in Router AT which is connected to a breadboard and powered by Arduino's +3.3V and GND rails. Coordinator ...
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Xbee-Arduino serial input (outliers problem)

I have an Xbee configured as receiver and Arduino (standalone w/ atmega328p chip) connected together. The RSSI pin of the Xbee is connected to one of the Arduino Board PWM pin. I used the PulseIn to ...
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How best to detect missing/lost packets in XBee S2 communications

My main aim now is to determine if there will be any packet loss in transmission between two Xbee s2 modules, when the distance between them are varied, and in different environments. Please how best ...
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Send an image from one xbee to another xbee? [closed]

I am a newbie to xbee. As a part of my academic project, I need to send an image from one xbee and it should be received at another xbee. I want to write it in python code. I am using xbee s2. I know ...
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How do I send accelerometer (ADXL335) signals (x, y and z) via xbee?

I want to send the signals from a 3 axis accelerometer (ADXL335) to a PSoC3 via Xbee modules (S2). What configurations do I need for each Xbees and can I send each of the signals (x, y and z) ...
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Retrieving RSSI value from XBee

How do you make XBee send its RSSI value to another XBee? I am working on a project which involves sending the RSSI value of one XBee to another XBee which sends that data to an Arduino. The Arduino ...
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Xbee not responding timely. Large delay between each transmission

I have prepared a setup for 2 Xbees one connected to the PC via XCTU and the other interfaced with Atmega 168. The terminal software will send 1 and the xbee with Atmega 168 will return 1. The code ...
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Can I use Xbee module instead of MC13224v

Can I use Xbee module instead of MC13224v If I want to just process the rssi value and send to a gateway node(anothe zigbee module may be) and what is the better alternative for MC13224v just to ...
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Problem with Atmega 168 USART receive interrupt ,while communicating with Xbee

Before decreasing my reputation please let me know what I have done wrong. Bear with me as I am a newbie. I have written a program so that a receiver radio module sends 1 when it receives an 1 from a ...
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Actual power consumtion of xbee series 2 in sleep/power down mode?

According to user manual and several other official documents from Digi, xbee in the power down/sleep mode can consume as low as 1uA. But somehow such a low power consumption seems simply unachievable ...
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How to increase throughput of xbee?

I'm doing a project on live audio streaming through xbee. The baud rate we are using is 115200. Audio transmission works perfectly through wired UART connection. But when we performed wireless ...
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problem in sleep mode of xbee series 2

I am having some trouble dealing with xbee s2 sleep mode. Hope you all can give me some help. The following is my setup: The network composes of one coordinator and several end devices, all in ...
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Tradeoffs of XBee vs. Wifi for remote sensor & camera

I'm planning to build a remote sensor for my driveway gate, which is about 250' from the house (line of site). The basic requirement is to notify my HA system when the gate opens or closes, but I ...
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Can I control commercially available zigbee switches and devices through my Xbee?

Can I control commercially available zigbee switches and devices through my Xbee, that connects to my microcontroller? I want to design home-automation where I would like to controll Lights, fans, ...
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Interface of XBee module with ATMEGA 168

I have configured 2 xbee series 1 modules such that one will receive serial data from any other module of same pan ID and the other will send data to the previous mentioned one. Now when I use a ...
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XBee Packetization problem

I've a ATmega368, currently working on top of a Arduino Uno, which its final purpose will be to process some sensor information and send it through XBee (configured as a router) to the coordinator. ...
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Connecting UART of ATmega16 to XBee

I am using the UART of ATmega16 for transmission. It is connected to XBee using a development kit which already has a MAX232 IC. How can I use the UART of ATmega16 with XBee? The other XBee is ...
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XBee + TMP36 temperature sensor - returning inaccurate values

I have rigged up a basic circuit as follows: The XBee is a Pro, series 2. It is configured as a Router using the AT firmware. Pin 20 (D0) is configured as an analog input. There is a co-ordinator ...
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XBee - flash LED with Python - can't get it to work!

My setup is as follows: Co-ordinator RaspberryPi with SparkFun USB Explorer XBee Pro running API firmware in API mode = 2 Python library from https://code.google.com/p/python-xbee/ Router ...
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How to build a node sensor network with a base unit to publish to the web

Conceptually what I'm trying to build (using arduino) is a network of X number of nodes that include a number of sensors in each. Each node wirelessly reports their data back to a base unit, which ...
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XBee module lockup/freeze

I am using Xbee series 2 modules to handle communications between my home automation modules. As my base station, I am using Raspberry PI with Xbee coordinator attached to it. It all seems to be ...
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DMX (serial first) over Xbee Pro Module with Arduino

I want to transmit a DMX signal over a Xbee RF module. I came to realize that sending 1 Universe of DMX can be problematic. Looking at the Open DMX page we see that the computer's DMX information is ...
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Long range (~15 km) low baud-rate wireless communication in a mountain environment (no LOS)

I'm trying to implement a point-to-point communication system in a mountainous environment where the base station and the client are at least 15 km apart, without any line of sight (LOS). The ...
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Best solution for Mesh network? XBee?

I want to connect a whole lot of independent sensors (Arduino boards) to the Internet. They are all within 10m of each other. Should I use XBee's and link them in a mesh network and have one access ...
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Is it possible to re-program an xbee radio to become a sniffer?

I have an xbee s1 and I was wondering if it is possible to re-program it using the SDK to become a sniffer ? The reason I am asking is because I am trying to get it to communicate with a non-xbee ...
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Reading AC signal from a XBee analog input pin

I'm trying to use a ACS756SCA-100B - 100A Hall Effect-Based Linear Current Sensor IC (SCT-013-030) with a precision of 20 mV/A. My objective is to read input voltage coming from the sensor into the ...
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Indoor Phone/Tablet tracking with multiple nodes

I'm looking into providing a distributed device tracking system using a number of separate nodes to detect Wifi/Bluetooth devices by their MAC addresses. (It's to power an app, not for secret ...
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Does the Arduino wireless shield mate with an arduino mega?

I have an arduino mega and I was wondering if this arduino xbee wireless shield (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoXbeeShield) would work with it? I've only seen people using it with the uno..
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ZIF Sockets for xbee

Does anyone make a ZIF socket for Xbee? It seems like a needed item, since you need to program each Xbee with X-CTU before installing it in it's final circuit. But, I can't seem to find one.
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Arduino & xbee - what is needed?

Okay, so I am completely confused now. First off, I just purchased two xbee units and the pin spacing does not match up with a breadboard .. so I need more hardware. Anyway, this is what I have: ...
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XBee ADC without transmitting

I'm trying to store data from an analog sensor using an openLog board. I'd like for the openLog to transmit its data using an XBee, should another XBee come into range. I'd love to be able to do ...
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Xbee sends data periodically to coordinator,what will be the interfacing circuit with avr atmega168?

I want an xbee to do nothing but simply send some data already programmed in the microcontroller (Atmega 168).But what I cannot figure out is how to connect the microcontroller with xbee on a ...
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Making a star network using 5 xbee series 1 modules in AT mode; how to do it?

I am trying to connect more than two XBee series 1 modules in a star network. The node point will take data from all endpoints one by one and process it, then send data back to a PC terminal. In ...
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No luck trying to make two XBees communicate in API mode with arduino XBee library.

I have been trying to make two XBees communicate for a long time. I have checked everything and at last I come here for some help from the experts or who have already stumbled upon the same problem as ...
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xbee doesn't respond to command sequence

I have two Xbee S6 wifi modules (XB24-WFSIT-001 rev G), DF robot xbee atapter V2 and sparkfun XBee Explorer USB. I'm able to upload firmware to any of them (version 102D for example) using sparkfun ...
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How to control a robot wirelessly using xbee modules?

I want to be able to control my robot wirelessly from my pc via xbee modules. So one xbee should be connected to my computer while the other one will be to the arduino on my robot. I've done a lot of ...
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is it possible for other radio chips to communicate with an xbee?

Do xbees only communicate with each other or is it possible for other radio chips to communicate with an xbee too? If so, what radio chips specifically? I would appreciate if there code samples ...
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How do you you get an Atmel radio chip to join an xbee network?

I have an AT86RF233 radio chip connected to an MSP 430 F5528 over SPI and I would like to figure out how to configure the radio chip to join an xbee network as a node. I have successfully gotten 2 ...
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Why can 2 xbee units not discover each other?

I have followed the steps outlined here and everything appeared to work 100%. However, when I open up X-CTU and click "Digi Device Discovery" the two xbee units cannot find each other. My ...
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Inter-PAN transmission possibilities with XBee modules

I'm trying to create a working ZigBee Light Link device using common XBee modules. Now I've ran into a problem where Digi the creators of the XBee modules can't help me either. I'm trying to find out ...
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Trying to make XBee Series 2 to communicate in API mode

I am still trying to get this XBee module to work in API mode but with no success so far. So, instead of trying to make both radios work at the same time, I am just using coordinator for now. I will ...
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XBee API mode help

I am not sure if this is a right place to put this question but if anyone is familiar with XBee and can help me with this problem, I highly appreciate your help. I have two XBees, one configured as ...