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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Arduino WiFi goes SOAP XML [on hold]

In my project I need to communicate with smart camera via its wi-fi network through a series of HTTP POST with SOAP XML envelopes within. So, what shield/module I should buy ti do it? Could it be ...
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Xbee serial communication

I'm building a mesh network with xbees, arduinos and sensors. Right now I have 2 Xbee routers and 1 coordinator. Each xbee module has an arduino attached. To communicate from the router to the ...
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Low range, High speed and Reliable transceiver [closed]

As the title says, I'm looking for a reliable transceiver with high data-rate(>=250Kbps). The distance between the transceivers will be less than 5 meters. I'm aware of Xbee, just want to see if there ...
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Receiving a string via Xbee in API Mode

In my earlier question at this link , i asked a question on how to use minicom in linux to communicate between two Xbee's in API mode and got the answer. While i ...
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Can decoupling capacitors be doubled up? Xbee + VR both have them

I'm using an MCP1700 low-dropout voltage regulator to power an XBee separately from my other Arduino circuit, because it can use up to 215mA all on its own. There are 1uF decoupling caps on both the ...
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Communicating between 2 Xbee in APi mode using Minicom

I am working on Xbee in API mode and i am writing a small program in C to receive API frames and process them, but to start with this, i simply wanted to check that how does these frames look like and ...
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What is my best possible antenna setup for a 900MHz 24dBm XBee?

I have two of these 24dBm XBee modules in a semi-LOS setup (1 receiver will be on the ground, obscurred by some tents/structures and other Burning Man camp crap), with these supposedly 3dBi antennas ...
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Create a new wireless protocol for industrial

I'm working on project that lets industrial machines communicate to each other wirelessly. It seems that Zigbee at 868MHz is the best choice (if you have any other suggestion it would be great), ...
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Large RF robot network

A friend of mine asked me to help with thinking about a solution to create a RF communication between 8 robots and 1 access point. Not a lot of traffic, just to signal that the robot is (almost) at ...
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AVR sending message via UART

I want to send char though Atmega2560 to the xbee coordinator(AT mode), and router(which is connected to the computer) should receive that char. I can correctly receive messages from router -> ...
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Communication between two XBee S2 in AT mode

I want to establish a simple wireless link between my two AVR microcontroller boards; (one is ATmega8 and second is ATmega16), using XBee series 2 modules. I simply want to send some data from one ...
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XBee Pro Rx pin 4V tolerant

I'd like to know if I could directly plug a 0-4 V Tx pin to the Rx pin of an Xbee Pro, serie 1. I've always seen the datasheet, and I can't find there whether this voltage is tolerates or not.
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How does PWM work on an Xbee Wi-Fi Module S6B?

I've read that the PWM on an Xbee is 15625 Hz and that it is somehow different from the PWM used to run motors. What is the difference? Note: The XBee PWM is not the same type of PWM used for ...
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XBee Synchronization

I am using 64 XBee modules (XB24-Z7UIT-004) as sensors and I am trying to synchronize all the modules to execute a command all at the same time. What happens is that it takes about 500ms to send the ...
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Solder wire antenna on XBee Pro u.fl

I'd like to buy one XBee Pro with Wire Antenna, and another with an u.fl connector. The problem is that, on the only website I can buy them, the U.Fl one costs 20 € less than the one with a Wire ...
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Driving P-Channel MOSFET from MCU Pin While Running on Coin Battery

I made a circuit that uses the DMP2305U P-Channel enhancement mode MOSFET. I connected the pin of the PIC microcontroller directly to the gate pin of the MOSFET. The purpose of this MOSFET to enable ...
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XBee Packet Buffer

I have an Xbee Pro Series 2. One is set as the coordinator and one as an end device. If I manually send a packet containing a one byte payload from the coordinator to the end device, I get an ...
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XBee Pro 900 RPSMA not detecting

I bought 2 XBee Pro 900 RPSMA from Sparkfun.One of them is detected by XCTU but same other one is not detected by XCTU. so I tried recover faultly one by seeing this video ...
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How to remove Xbee2 from sleep mode?

When I tried to configure xbee2 as a end device it wasn't detected as device on XCTU. Then I came to know that xbee automatically goes into sleep mode when configured as end device. My problem is how ...
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Adding U.FL connector to XBee

I recently bought two XBee Series 2 Pros, and I want to increase the range on them. I found an appropriate 2.4GHz antenna with a U.FL connector. I already have one XBee with a U.FL connector and from ...
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Zigbee solution using 900Mhz?

I want to deploy a bunch of temperature sensors (up to 250) throughout an old building with lots of concrete between floors. I used Xbees before because of the mesh capabilities with various results, ...
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Can the XBee receive in API mode, AND send strings at the same time?

I am using two Xbee S1, and one Xbee pro all in digimesh mode. My current network topology... X1 ----------------> XPro --------------------------------------------------> X3 My set up goes as ...
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xbee series 2 zigbee is transmitting but not receiving?

As title defines the question, I have xbees the can transmit data to pc but when I send them any msg I did not get that. Every thing was working fine but the problem occured when I made circuit on PCB ...
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How to connect Xbee to FPGA using SPI?

I am trying to connect an Xbee to a FPGA using SPI. I found some code online to read in the MISO and convert to an 8bit output register. I have it working in the simulation but I cannot get the ...
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Powering up arduino with Xbee and a 6V (run on 5V) motor

I am working on a small project where i'll need an arduino to control a motor wirelessly using Xbees. I have a 7.4v lipo battery I am wondering will there be a problem or insuffciency if i only use ...
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Sensor analog output changes while using Xbee

We are using a adafruit noise sensor for activity detection. We have setup it with Arduino Promini. It works well. But when we attached Xbee Pro S2B with our setup, the analog reading of noise sensor ...
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Xbee Serial communication with RaspberryPi

I want to know how Xbee serial communication actually works. Normally we uses python libraries to communicate with Xbee in RaspberryPi. But I have to implement the serial communication in Lua ...
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How to connect FPGA to Xbee? [closed]

How can I connect an Xbee to FPGA to transmit data.
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Acheiving high data Rate via Xbee communication

We are developing a real time monitoring system for activity detection in Smart Buildings. We are using motion sensors and noise sensors to detect various activities in a Building. We are using Xbee ...
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How to get Xbee 16 or 64 address

I am building a sensor network. I have one coordinator and many Xbee end devices. Right now I am using Series 1 so for the moment lets work with that. later I think I will move to S2 as they seem ...
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How to avoid communication packets from Coordinator in Xbee

Being new to the Xbee I am receiving data from my end device. I am trying to isolate the rf_data key but am getting a python error because mixed in with the packets that actually contain rf_data are ...
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Configuration of XBee network with multiple end devices

How do I configure an xbee network with multiple end devices (each connected to sensor and microcontroller) and one coordinator (connected to the PC)? Do I use AT mode or API mode? What is main ...
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XBEE problems in networking

I want to make a star network (one coordinator and 2 end devices) using XBEE. The aim of the project is sending data from an end device to the coordinator (and not from the coordinator to the end ...
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Basic voltage divider issue in my amateur circuit XBee

Once again I need your help in my project. I have a 4,5v powered circuit. I put a voltage divider with 2 resistors in series to reduce my initial voltage of 4.5V to 3.4V (to feed an XBee module). The ...
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standalone Xbee end device / router?

can xbee be used as a standalone device, which can take some input and transfer it to co-ordinator without another microcontroller support? I did find one blog where he used xbee directly programmed ...
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Changing control values for PIC remotely?

I'm using a PIC to take information from a sensor and transmit it via xbee to control a relay, as well as through a gateway to an online program. Forgive the noobie question here (I've searched and ...
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Long Range Arduino Water Monitoring

I'm looking for advice on how I should setup a long range irrigation monitoring system using multiple Arduino boards. I would like advice/options available on what hardware I require to achieve my ...
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Zigbee Get Mesh Network

I want to be able to see the mesh network so I can write code for it on a computer, and if possible the rssi. Dies each node need to manually send rssi data on request from the computer? What is ...
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XBee (S2) Voltage Divider to Read Input 12v Alarm Output Pins

I have an XBee Series 2 and I was trying to detect an input from a signal which was 12v, so I used a voltage divider with R1=220k and R2=24k, I checked the output voltage with multipmeter and it was ...
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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 ...