ZigBee, formally described by IEEE standard 802.15.4, is an RF based wireless communications protocol aimed at short range networks that require moderate data rates and low power consumption. It allows ad-hoc connections and mesh networking to extend range while aiming to be cheaper and require less ...

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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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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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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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Replay Philips Livingcolors remote signal

I have a Phillips Living Colors Lamp, which comes with a remote control. I'd like to be able to capture/replay the signal of the remote control so I can control the lamp with a microcontroller ...
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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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Bandpass Filter Balanced Ports?

I have a question regarding bandpass filter. What is unbalanced port and balanced ports? I noticed that outputs of balanced ports are connected to RF_P / RF_N of Zigbee IC. What are RF_P / RF_N?
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Latency concerns for a wireless audio mixer?

I want to design an audio mixer that works wirelessly and has a web interface. Here's what I'm generally thinking: One component is a 1/4 inch plug with an amplifying circuit and a WiFi module which ...
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Adding a router (no key) to an encrypted Zigbee network

Backstory: I'm looking to extend the range of a proprietary wireless system. From looking at diagnostic data I think it uses a 2.4GHz ZigBee network, propably Mesh configuration. It might not be ...
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'Not Mount' on PCB Design

I am referring to CC2531 reference design from TI (http://www.ti.com/tool/CC2531USB-RD) In the schematic diagram (and in the BOM), it is saying ‘ Not Mount’ for some components (resistors, capacitors, ...
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Is it possible to replace a CC2500 with a CC2531?

I have a working Arduino->CC2500 configuration, and I'd like to know if it's possible to replace that with a CC2531 USB dongle. Does the CC2531 have the ability to form the correct packet structure ...
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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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MCU selection for developing a baby monitor

I'm developing a project which involves a device (stationary, connected to mains) making some simple calculations and processing, and then sending an alarm (a simple message to trigger a vibration ...
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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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Does ZigBee require an uniform transmission power?

Reading a book about Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks, i came across the following sentence (highlights by me): A common transmission radius is normally preferred because medium access ...
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Zigbee communication outdoors at long distance ( around 1 - 1.5 km)

I am planning to put some control boards around the school campus ( planning to use Arduino board with some add-ons). I would like to communicate with these boards and was thinking of Zigbee. The ...
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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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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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position locator using zigbee

I am working on a project to count the number of cars in a specified region. I would like to use a Zibee/Xbee module. As far as I've learned, Xbee modules are used as stationary nodes and Zigbee ...
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Using a manufacturer specific Profile and Cluster on NXP JN5168

I am writing a ZigBee application on NXP JN5168 MCU. I would like to create a custom Endpoint with a custom Cluster defined by me instead of one from the ZigBee Cluster Library. Looks like I'm forced ...
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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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Zigbee series 2 mesh variable tx power

I am working on a Wireless Sensor Network test bed. I am using a Zigbee Series 2 (2mW) from Digi. So far, I was able to set up the network with 1 coordinator zigbee (C), 2 router zigbees (R1 - R2) ...
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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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External Sensor interfaced with MSP430

I have interfaced a humidity sensor with MSP430F2274 on pin P2_2 (Kit CC2530 ZNP) and using the following code to read the output voltage from the sensor. But it doesn't seem to be working. I am ...
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How to prototype with Jennic JN5148/001M00T Modules

I am fascinated by these all in one microcontrollers/zigbee radios from Jennic. They seem to have done a much better job opening up their platform tools than say Microchip for example. The SDK and ...
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UART receive only works if I have a oscope or voltmeter attached to it

I designed a board to interface the CEL MeshConnect Mini Zigbee module with a lighting controller board. The Zigbee module is able to transmit bytes via UART and I've verified this, but the radio ...
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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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Bluetooth to Zigbee

Is it possible to create a bluetooth "extender" by connecting the TX and RX line of a bluetooth module to the RX and TX lines of a Zigbee?
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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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Senior project using RFID technology - is this feasible?

The project is to implement object localization using RFID technology. The idea is to have objects tagged with RFID tags and have one (or several) readers that will locate the objects' position. The ...
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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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Xbee mesh broadcast expense

I am designing an Xbee mesh network, planned size is around 10 nodes spread around 200 square metre area. It will be a combination of nodes reporting environmental data with actuators/loggers. I ...
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xbee and interoperability

i'm studying interoperability in the telecommunication field and i want to know we must do what to have an xbee module interoperable with other zigbee devices of other manufacturers (not Digi). I ...
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How do I verify that my 3.3v power rail meets the requirements for an Ember EM357 SoC?

I've built a circuit that is going to supply 3.3v to a CEL Meshconnect Mini Zigbee module and now I want to test and verify. The only two things I know to look for is: -Make sure it's actually 3.3v ...
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Combination of Zigbee and Bluetooth 4.0

Is there any product with a combination of both Zigbee and Bluetooth 4.0 protocols? If not is it possible to design a module with such combination?
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Question regarding X-CTU / Tera term software [closed]

I'm working with two ZigBee transceivers using an Arduino. I'm measuring the power of a circuit using the Arduino by some means and sending the data to my computer wirelessly through ZigBee. So the ...
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ZigBee module compatibility

Are the XBee series 2 modules from Digi compatible with other brands complying with the ZigBee standard?
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Programming language for Zigbee [closed]

I have done a small research in the field of zigbee. But , a small conflict b/w using python or java or c for zigbee coding in case of remote monitoring .
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Information delivery through zigbee

I am doing a project in which i have to measure the voltages of a given terminal and send it to other distant system through zigbee. My work plan is like this: I will use an arduino board and measure ...
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zigbee Range protection

I have a problem with zigbee project. Two things have to work : 1) zigbee range should be minimized to 10m from 100m 2) If a zigbee node moves out of zigbee network, then it should be sensed by ...
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zigbee seies 2 (xbee model ) , zigbee + microcontroller

Does a zigbee series 2 ( xbee ) module have a inbuilt microcontroller? If yes, is it possible to reprogram that microcontroller? If not, then is it possible to use an external microcontroller.
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Xbee module , using X-CTU reset

I got this question and it might be really easy but its just something I have been wondering about I can't seem to be able to find the answer. When my baud rate in X-CTU isn't the same baudrate as my ...
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zigbee communication

I am trying to communicate two xbee version 2, one of them coordinator and the other is end point xbee. I have tried to write two functions namely receive and transmit. ...
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How to choose the right premble time, acknowledgement time as a percentage of total cycle time in X-MAC Protocol in 802.15.4

I am working on an analytic model for X-MAC, I came across some important duration and I am confused how to select them. cycle_length = one complete cycle (per transmission) in ms ...
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Xbee series 2 - router or end device firmware?

I am using multiple XBee Series 2 nodes in my home automation setup, however, I seem to be seeing unusual delays in packet delivery (around 1 or 2s). I have a single coordinator module and multiple ...
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Multiple xbees on same network

I have been looking at xbees recently but can't seem to find a tutorial on configuring and programming for 3 xbees on the same network - 1 to act as a master the other 2 respond as slaves, but the ...
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ZigBee Light Link and XBee interoperability

With the release of new products like Philips Hue, which claim to support ZigBee Light Link, I would be interested if there is any way to use existing Xbee modules to communicate with them? Would it ...