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 series 1 or 2?

I'm looking to buy some components to my master thesis: I have to create a sort of lab where I'll create a Zigbee network and some tasks on it. I'm wondering if I should buy XBee series 1 or 2 and ...
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receiving serial data from xbee

Hey I am using this source code for an application of reading serial data from an xbee connected to my windows machine to the raspberry pi. The data being sent is the y position of my left and right ...
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Xbee not activate on arduino micro [migrated]

I have 2 nodes: one is a PC+arduino mega+xbee the other one is arduino micro+xbee. The 2 xbees are communicating fine, I have tested this with 2 separate arduinos. My problem is that when the second ...
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Help understanding how to write and read to XBees

Hey I am trying to understand how to use Pyserial to write to my XBees in AT mode. When I open XCTU and discover the XBees, I think the port becomes used and I am getting an accessed denied. How can I ...
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How can I know that 2 x-bee are paired before or not?

I got 2 x-bee from my school lab, and I want to use it. These 2 x-bee are paired before or not, how can I check it? What should I do to know whether it is paired or not?
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Xbee compatibility Xbee-PRO

is XBee-PRO 900 compatible with XBee-PRO 900HP (S3B) 10K? Are in general Xbee modules compatible between families? I tried to change firmware but it didn't help.
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XBee vs Bluetooth vs CC1120 in RSSI variation measurement

I am trying to design a system using a transmitter and a receiver (both of the same protocol/physical layer of course) to detect a breach when a person passes between them. I want to achieve this ...
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Xbee ansi c with stellaris

I've been working with xbee and the stellaris launchpas, specifically with the tiva123. I would like to know how do I add the xbee ansi C library into my ccs project, as this library doesn't support ...
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Xbee XB24-ACI range without antenna

Anybody have experience with the range of these xbee modules? I reading about 10 kilometers: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/what-is-the-maximum-range-of-an-xbee-lets-find-out But according to ...
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Connecting Xbee to Arduino Micro

I have found the following schematics: How to modify this now to work from the Arduino Micros 5V output voltage (I will run it on 5V)? For diode can I just use 1N4001 or similar diodes? As this ...
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Can an XBee in API mode receive data through serial?

Following the python-Xbee library and an example, I am trying to communicate between 2 XBees Using XBee S2C Setup: Coordinator API=2, running the code in python @ Mac Router AT mode, running python ...
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How to create a network of multiple xbee s2 with python and arduino

I'm working on a wireless sensor network in which I have one coordinator router (API mode 2) connected to a Raspberry Pi 2, 5 or more routers in API mode 2 as well. Each router is connected to an ...
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TM4C129 Launchpad and XBee

I am using TM4C129 Launchpad launchpad and trying to connect XBee Series 2 (S2C) through UART. Looking into the pinout of TM4C129, I am connecting like below XBee TX <---> RX XBee RX <---> ...
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Replacement needed for ESP8266 [closed]

recently i was using ESP8266(ESP-01) with mega8A to log temperature to Thingspeak.com.Setup was running successfully.But after a long run of 4 days,my esp8266 failed for the first time.I flashed ...
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Calculating RF attenuation through plastic container

I need to provide a customer with an analysis for the maximum range of transmission for a wifi system. I have a raspberry pi with an XBee transceiver module on one end and a laptop with an XBee ...
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How to read a Xbee Router pin value from a Xbee Coordinator?

I have set up two Xbees. One is the Coordinator in API mode and the other is a Router in regular mode. I have both of them communicating with each other. I have the coordinator hooked up to a ...
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Programming a JN5168-001-Mxx with a USBtinyISP?

I'm researching different ZigBee implementations for a mesh network application. I like NXP's JN5168-001-Mxx because it is cheaper than XBee (pricing for 200 units) and has a powerful uC. Mesh Bee ...
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How can I measure the supply voltage of batteris without a multimeter?

My system consists of two XBee S1s and a Raspberry Pi. I've attached a TMP36 sensor and a <...
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Sending AT Commands to Remote XBee using python-serial

I have connected coordinator xbee to serial port of beaglebone i.e . tx and rx of beaglebone. My router's D0 pin is connected to relay. I want to remotely disable or enable the D0 pin. For that i am ...
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Wireless data transmission options for streaming video

I am in the initial stages of planning a project that involves the wireless transmission of data between either an Arduino or Raspberry Pi and a base computer/RPi. Data transmitted includes the state ...
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How to connect LM35 Tempreture sensor to xbee

I suppose to calculate actual temperature of remote location using lm35 temperature sensor and xbee sensor. I am getting analog input from sensor, but I am unable to calculate temperature. complete ...
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wireless I2C/SPI communication over XBEE with multiple slaves

Designing a device for vibration condition monitoring, using multiple wireless accelerometers. Intending to have an arduino as the main controller and peripheral accelerometers sending the vibration ...
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XCTU for programming?

I am new to Xbee and XCTU software and I wanted know if it is possible to use XCTU to send a "programmed sequence". By that I mean, send something, wait 10 seconds, if receive this thing send this etc....
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Need to get sensor data from a Arduino Pro Mini to a Arduino Mega that is about 150 feet away from each other

So like the subject line states... Need to get sensor data from an Arduino Pro Mini to a Arduino Mega that is about 150 feet away from each other (maybe slightly less) both operating at 5VDC. Do I ...
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Xbee UART small signal drop

I have designed a circuit for wireless communication using an Xbee 900HP and a PIC16F1847 using UART. The circuit works and successfully sends data over UART, however when I scope the UART RX and TX ...
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Zigbee network setup for transmission from E(End module) to C(Coordinator) via R(non polling router)

I am trying to setup a cluster-tree with 3-4 xbee 865 (S8), with nodes configured as 1 - Coordinator (API mode) 1 - Standard Router (API mode) 1 - Non Routing Module I want network to setup such that,...
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XBee ATIA command error

I am using Xbee S8 (XB8-DMUS). and trying to implement Led-Switch example http://examples.digi.com/lights-motors-more/802-15-4-digital-output-with-an-led/ But xbee S8 returns ERROR on AT command ...
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Replace U.FL connecter with a wire antenna

I have an XBee module with a U.FL. connecter. Is it possible to solder an appropriate wire antenna to this module (without buying a new module with a wire antenna)? Since U.FL. has 2 connections and ...
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XBee TX line Drop

I am using an Xbee 900HP in API mode using UART. I am transmitting a command to it using my micro and expecting a response. Based on my Oscilloscope waveforms the data i expect back is being received ...
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Streaming video from Beaglebone over Xbee module

I would like to stream a video feed from a camera connected to a Beaglebone Black wirelessly. However, we are talkig distances of over 4Km so I don't think a regular 2.4GHz connection would cut it. I ...
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Is anything wrong with my PCB?

I am designing a PCB and I just want to make sure nothing is wrong before I send it off to the fab house. If one of you knowledgeable stack exchangers could give me some feedback, I would really ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to connect FPGA to Xbee? [closed]

How can I connect an Xbee to FPGA to transmit data.
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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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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 4.5 V to 3.4 V (to feed an XBee module). ...
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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 ...