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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X-CTU will not detect any of my XBee modules

I have a few XB24-DM modules, and I can't get X-CTU to detect them. I have tried the latest (6.2.xx) and 5.2.8.6. The old XCTU will at least respond when I push the button on the Shield when it asks ...
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Retrieving data recorded by an IoT sensor

If an IoT object records data (accelerometer, gyroscope, ...) in memory, what would be the smartest way to retrieve these data after, let's say, 2-3 days? Store in JSON format on an SD Card? Store ...
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High precision trilateration in a small space and without ultrasound

I need my robot to be able to find its position in a room with ±10cm accuracy. For that I have decided to place two radios right at where the door is and the third radio on the robot. The room is ...
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Xbee data messed up with 2 sensors communicating to master

I have an Xbee Master and slave set up as below (from Arduino website): This way works great for 1-1 communication. I'm getting my serial data perfectly. However, when I had one more slave, the data ...
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XBee Power Consumption, RX Current and TX Peak Current

I'm trying to find out the max power consumption for an XBee Series 2 2mW module so as to pick out a suitable power supply for the system. The docs state that it has a TX Peak Current of 40 mA and RX ...
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Is it possible to use a XBee module to controll a quadcopter? [closed]

I'm thinking to design my own quadcopter and wondered if it's possible to use a XBee module to control the drone? The reason I'm thinking about an XBee module is because I want to be able to plug it ...
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Why am I receiving a Modem Status (0x8A) on broadcast messages (XBee)?

I am sending a Remote AT Command Request in broadcast (without ACK - frameID = 0x00), from my Coordinator API, to set the CB command to 1: this simulate 1 commissioning button press in software of the ...
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Upload XBee firmware without a PC and XCTU

So, as the title suggests, I would like to know if there is a way of uploading a firmware to a XBee module, throug the serial without a PC. What I mean is, I have a microcontroller, I would have the ...
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What happen, inside the XBee S2 module, after a Network ACK Failure (ACK timeout)?

Consider sending a ZigBee Transmit Request frame with a frame ID greater than zero (so, I will receive a ZigBee Transmit Status frame). Suppose I set my timeout response to 200 ms, then, when timeout ...
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How to avoid regulatory approval regulations, when chosing a RF module?

I've been trying to implement RF capabilities into my projecto, but I don't want to pay thousands of euros to get an ETSI certification in case it gets into production. I know that if I get a complete ...
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Avoding repeated queries while working in a WSN set-up of Coordinator-->Repeater-->End Device , when Coordinator and End device are in Range

I am working on a WSN set-up. I posted a question earlier on the same. I had a another question with respect to the same. My question is while working in broadcast mode, if Coordinator and end ...
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Coordinator + Repeater Xbee + End device configuration

I am trying to work on a Xbee based solution for transferring data from with in a specified area.I am using Xbee865LP for the same project. Now what i want to implement is Make one device act as ...
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Getting the best range with XBee-Pro 900 XSC S3B

I have a pair of 900 XSC S3B xbee pros and a couple 2dBi duck antennas. I just did a simple outdoor range testing and only got about 2,000 feet. I was outdoors without any buildings in the way, but ...
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Can't configure ZigBee SZ05-ADV module with X-CTU and can't use XBee API in Arduino

I have few ZigBee modules to work with but these are not the contemporary digi modules. It has its own firmware installed and has their own terminal program to configure it their way. But every where ...
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Transistor as switch between similar voltages

I want to use an XBee to relay data coming from a serial device. The XBee will be sleeping most of the time; waking at regular intervals, powering on the serial device, relaying the serial signals, ...
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Xbee module and bluetooth module

Is it possible to connect Xbee module (Using Xbee shield) as well as Bluetooth module at the same time to any of the Arduino boards like Uno? Most of the sites give information about connecting one ...
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Xbee configuration with X-CTU on linux

I'm trying to configure an XBee with the X-CTU tool using Wine. I followed the steps given in this tutorial. I plug the USB in and check the kernel logs to see on which serial devices it has been ...
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API mode of XBee 865/868LP RF Modules (XB8-DM) via XCTU

I want to configure two Xbee modules to API(1) mode, but when I use those via XCTU, the both modules stop communicating and when I set them to Transparent mode, the both of them work. Any thing wrong? ...
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XBee Adafruit adapter does not respond [closed]

I just bought an XBee series 1 with an adafruit adapter (in fact I have two of each). I followed the official tutorial and double-checked the component's wiring as the following: ...
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Which Communication technology to use? [duplicate]

I want to create a network of transreceivers which are able to send data to one base station these transreceivers should also have support unique ID the range should be around 5KM power no issue but ...
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3.3V Regulator giving 4.8V with 5V Input

The ST L78L33ACZ 3.3V voltage regulator has 5.028V in the Vin pin but the Vout pin is giving 4.765V. The datasheet states that ...
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How does frequency affect the ability to traverse objects in RF transmissions?

Or perhaps, what are the best bands/modulations to choose from if I need to efficiently transmit data in a path with heavy metal obstacles? I need to build a number of devices to periodically ...
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Not enough current for voltage divider?

I'm trying to use a HIH4030 humidity sensor, where the output value is provided to a XBee. Considering that output sensor max output voltage is around 4V and the XBee ADC only supports 1,2V, I took ...
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Connect DHT22 to serial connection

I'm trying to find a way to connect a temperature and humidity sensor DHT22 to an XBee's RX/TX pins without an additional microcontroller(Arduino or anything that needs software) or reprogramming the ...
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Extending wifi range using Xbee

Is it practical to use Xbee for extending the wifi range of my home router? I thought of the following steps: Providing the router output to an Xbee transmitting unit. Transmit signals to the next ...
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Xbee packets giving Incorrect values

I am trying to extract analog sample data from an xbee packet that are present in the 20th and th 21st bytes. However after extracting them into the serial monitor the garbage value that is received ...
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Energy harvesting to power Xbee

I'm planning on a little experiment with a friend. We're gonna be using 2 Xbee series 1 modules at 3.3V and 50mA. One of the Xbee modules will be sealed in a music instrument and I was wondering: is ...
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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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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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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 ...