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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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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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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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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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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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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Reading Mac data of Zigbee protocol stack

I am working on a project using one of the popular Zigbee based RF-MCU Mac-codebases. I have integrated a sensor to the MCU and the same is reading data and I am sending data to the gateway using the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...