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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working on zigbee protocol

i am working on zigbee protocol using xbee module.I am new to this.i connected coordinator to the pc through usb and end device to pc separately via usb. now i want to transmit data from end device to ...
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Simple zigbee setup for garden sensors

I am finding it hard to choose a MCU that either includes or can talk to a zigbee chip, for use in garden sensors. Aim: Build an array (up to 10) of garden sensors (including analogue sensors because ...
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Zigbee Soil moisture sensor project issues

In a project I am doing, I have to send analog readings of a soil moisture sensor through zigbee. I have connected the sensor Vcc to 5v and ground; the zigbee Vcc to 3.3v and ground. The analog pin of ...
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Build a lab for ZigBee BAN Networks (802.15.6 / Body Area Networks)

First of all, if this is not the right SE section, please point me to the correct one. I'm currently doing a PhD on security in 802.15.6 Networks, I know most studies in the field are done using ...
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Wireless communication in and out of an elevator

I'm wondering which is the best wireless communication protocol for communicating with an elevator. The idea is that there would be a master or hub inside the elevator and it would communicate with ...
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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 ...
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How can a Zigbee coordinator send commands in large networks (greater than 240 devices) to nodes?

If the maximum amount of endpoints on any ZigBee device is 240, how could it send and recieve commands in large networks of more than 240 devices? I know that if a device only wants to send periodic ...
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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 ...
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How do I maintain an active list of ZigBee devices in a HAN?

ZigBee as a standard doesn't believe in direct connectivity of devices, its more of a floating network. But if I am to have a network of devices in a HAN (Home Automation Network), I need to know if ...
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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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Does ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0 support meter data pushing from meters to a concentrator

I've had a look around but can't find a clear answer. Can ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0 devices send unsolicited messages to a data concentrator without a poll from the concentrator? Like ...
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direct ZigBee communication with Philips Hue smart light bulbs

Philips Hue light bulbs use a Bridge(transmitter) to connect between your network and their smart lights via a ZigBee protocol called Light Link. Can you control the lights directly with your own ...
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Reprogramming Zigbee chip (CC2530) packaged in micro SD

I have a medical device transmitting data over Zigbee. I want to receive this signal on a smartphone without any hardware add-ons. I've found a Zigbee chip packaged as a Micro SD card that fits into a ...
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ZigBee Device types

I am currently using a MRF24J40 Zigbee module. looking at sample code available for this device It appears your can set it to function as different device types, These types being: ...
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Can an RF module be used for ZigBee?

I am very new to wireless communication protocols so please excuse me if this is a silly question. I am using a PIC to communicate between two Zigbee modules. However I also own a 2.4GHz RF ...
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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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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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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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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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TI CC2650STK - How to activate ZigBee?

I've bought a Texas Instruments CC2650STK SensorTag dev kit to experiment with. It says on the website that I can activate ZigBee by pressing the button for 3 seconds. It doesn't seem to do anything ...
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Antenna mounting question

Here is the datasheet and drawing of the antenna on this link I need to stick out the antenna from a thick metal enclosure, how much of the antenna should stick out? Is it 19 mm (the black rubber ...
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Zigbee firmware for CC2530 chips

If I buy a transceiver module with CC2530 like this one and a programmer for it like this one is there any readily available firmware for the chip or will I have to write the firmware myself? If ...
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Zigbee low power mode when both devices are battery-powered

Does Zigbee allow low power mode when the communication is between 2 battery powered devices so that both can last longer on the batteries? I suppose typically there's a mains-powered host that would ...
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how to implement wireless star topology network for 100 end device with single hop? [closed]

What is the the best technology or protocol with which to implement a short range wireless network that has more than 100 end devices. This network should use a single hop star topology for the sake ...
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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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Determining distance between wireless sensors - sailing project

I'm looking for a solution which will allow me to determine the distance between two points, one of which is static and the other not. It's part of a project I'm working on which will involve the ...
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How to increase range of zigbee?

I have a Zigbee Pro with Arduino whose range is 2 miles as per specifications. But practically its maximum range is only 200 meters. I am using XCTU software. Is there any setting/configuration in ...
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ZigBee vs WiFi for wireless communication

I've been working on a product using WiFi. The reason I picked WiFi, is cause I essentially have 20-30 nodes communicating to a main node via a router. This all works very well, and its easy as its ...
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Zigbit ATZB-24-A2 SMD to DIP socket

I'm looking for solution how to mount Zigbit ATZB to prototype board without making individual PCB with pin outputs. Do you know any socket adapter with pins spacing like this? Or any other solution ...
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Why 2.4 GHz Band?

Bluetooth, WiFi, Zigbee, Remote Controls, Alarms, Cordless Phones etc.. Why all of these protocols, devices, etc. use 2.4 GHz band instead of 3.14 GHz. What is so special about it?
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Distance confusion about Shuncom SZ05-ADV ZigBee module

I ordered this module looking at the datasheet that it has a range of 2000m LOS distance. But now when I test it, I can receive signal from a maximum of 50m distance! It sends 2.4GHz signals. As far I ...
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868 MHz frequency standard

I am wondering whether I am free to use any transmit/receive methods on this particular frequency or do I need to stick to some standards. I am willing to buy a chip with PHY layer of 868 MHz and we ...
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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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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 ...