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Questions tagged [xbee]

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 baud rates of 250 kbit/s.

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Xbee Router in API mode not sending frames from UART input?

My current system is setup as follows: MCU ------ Xbee A(Router) ------ Xbee B(Coordinator) Xbee A is a router in API mode, Xbee B is a coordinator in API mode. MCU is MSP430, Xbee modules are ZB ...
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XBEE3 802.15.4 Communication

I am designing a sensor network with the XBEE3 modules programmed and paired with IEEE 802.15.4 protocol: https://www.digi.com/resources/documentation/Digidocs/90002273/#concepts/c_90002273_start.htm%...
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Configuring Xbee3 Mesh role from a microcontoller

I am looking to set up a Zigbee Mesh Network using the Xbee3 module, but a question that I have is would I be able to configure this network (and even change roles) “on the fly” using an STM ...
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How to configure Xbee S2C module(end device) in order to avoid merging of data at another Xbee S2C(coordinator)?

from India. I am working on a project where multiple xbee s2c devices form a star network, i.e., 1 coordinator and 3 end devices. Each end device attached to the Arduino Uno, coordinator to the ...
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Suitable antenna for XBee S3 PRO 900hp working at 900MHz frequency

We are currently working on a project using 3 XBee modules. One is like a data center or the master of the other two XBees. We did a range test with a master and a slave XBee on an open field using a ...
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Weighing LoRa and Xbee pro 900MHz

I created a post before about wirelessly transferring messages from sensor to gateway that would be at most 2km apart from each other. The message would go through gateway to local server. I would be ...
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Connect 4-20mA output of the sensor to analog pin of Xbee module

i need to transfer my data using wireless communication, so have opted for Xbee ZigBee from digi international. The idea is to connect 4-20mA output of my sensor directly to the Xbee module's analog ...
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XBEE S3 PRO loses comms beyond 800 meters with a 7dbi Antenna

My XBEE S3 PRO loses some packets when transmitting 800 meters away from the XBEE Pair. Even though we used a 7 dbi car antenna with sma jack. we used a jack converter from sma to rp sma (if that ...
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XBee AO output mode resetting self

I have an XBee S2B which, despite being repeated manually set to AO=0, reverts to AO=1. It's irregular and can take a few days of use to happen. None of my program interfaces write any AO commands. ...
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XBEE S3 PRO loses comms with another XBEE S3 PRO at anything beyond 800 meters even with a 7 dbi car antenna

I wanted to track a vehicle within a 15km radius. I am using XBEE S3 PRO connected with a car antenna with 7 dbi but it loses comms to another XBEE from point of origin in a distance of 800 meters ...
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Xbee Explorer Regulated (WRL-11373) - Current draw

Can anyone tell me roughly how much current the WRL-11373 draws? I've googled and looked on Sparkfun but can't find any info on it. It says here that the max supply current is 500 mA.
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mosfet as a switch on arduino pin and xbee explorer board 5v

I have looked at various examples of MOSFET switches but I am not knowledgeable enough to adapt what I see to what I would like.... I want to have a pin on my 5 volt Arduino Micro board turn on or off ...
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XBee Pro Antenna Options - do the U.FL antennas have better range than the chip or micro pad antennas?

Logically the U.FL dipole antenna will have better range than the other two options, as it's a larger antenna, but is this actually true? How do the three antennas perform in relation to each other ...
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XBee Wi-Fi module connection directly to UART Sensor

I would like to connect a UART sensor directly to an XBee Wi-Fi module using its Rx-Tx, without using another MCU as an intermediate. The XBee would read the data from the sensor and send them via Wi-...
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How to configure my xbee s2c modules for communicating with arduinos + sensors?

I have two xbee module (fixed on a development board), these boards does not have a individual access pins to access xbee pins (photo included), but rather a RS232 port. As for what I have searched, ...
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RFID Tag, Xbee or Bluetooth Module

I am just trying to detect if an object is within 7-10 feet from my phone. What device would you recommend? I don't care where it is or anything I just need a way of detecting that that device is at ...
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Xbee pro s2c 2.4 ghz 10dbi Antenna and its effect

Just wondreing how to increase the range/distance of communication between two xbee modules operating in API mode, we are considering to replace the 2.4 ghz antenna of 5dbi gain with 10dbi high gain ...
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XBee power supply design using a Li-Po 3.7V battery

I'm currently designing the power supply for a device which uses XBee PRO S2C as a medium of communication. We are using a Lipo battery 3.7V 3500 mAh battery and TP4056 based battery charger. The ...
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Can I remove the whip antenna of an Xbee Pro S2B and attach an external antenna?

My project needs a lot more range and I was wondering if I could desolder the whip antennas of the Xbee and solder on ufl connectors. I'm aware that xbees do come out of the box with ufl connectors ...
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Long distance fishing fleet telemetry

I am working in a project with a fleet of several fishing boats. I am measuring their locations with a GPS module and some other data with a set of sensors and a micro-controller. I would like to send ...
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XBee S2C DigiMesh Networking

I recently bought a Digi XBee S2C Development Kit. This is my first time with XBee radios and I'm working with DigiMesh as I will be using sleeping coordinators to make the entire network sleep. I ...
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Comunication Xbee S1 Coordinator to End Device

I am new in the Xbee world, I have 4 Xbee S1 802.15.4, that 3 are end device and one a coordinator. The end devices transmit good to coordinator.The coordinator is connect to Raspberry Pi via USB ...
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Can I directly read an analog sensor data from the Xbee's ADC?

I've posted this on the main StackOverflow and was suggested to post this here: By rule of thumb, I've searched at least 10 different sources for my question before coming here. My question is: if I ...
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Connecting XBee to XBee Pro

I'm trying to wirelessly connect two modules: XBee PRO S2C and XBee S2C. Although it seems like they're connected in the software: Serial messages between them don't go through and neither do the ...
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xBee communication problem

I'm having a problem using two xbees communicating over a kilometers that I can't solve. Three weeks ago we checked that these two xbees communicated correctly using two xbee explorers. But last week ...
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How can I make an Arduino accelerometer?

I'm helping a friend with a physics high school project and we are thinking about doing some rockets fueled with chemicals and a chain reaction for launching. The general idea is: the first rocket ...
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Communication between laptop and atmega2560 via two Xbee S2C

I want to send data to atmega 2560 from my laptop using two Xbee S2C. The first Xbee , let's label it A , is to be interfaced with the laptop. The second Xbee , let's label it B , is to be interfaced ...
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Xbee s2c consumes 18mA in sleep mode

I am making battery operated low power sensor node with Xbee. I've configured Xbee S2C in sleep mode SM1 -pin sleep which should take 10uA according to datasheet but it is taking 18mA in sleep and ...
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Xbee Running Stuff that Requires More than 3 Volts

Electronics newbie here. I have an xbee remote that I want to control a model train smoker (6 volt) and a motor (6 volt) (separate channels). The remote runs off of 3 volts and puts 3 volts out in ...
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Compatibility between XBEE-PRO 900 HP and XBEE SX

I wanted to use a 900 MHz xbee and I need one side to be surface mount. So I'm thinking of getting an XBEE PRO 900 HP (XBP9B-DMST-002) and an XBEE SX (XB9X-DMUS-001). These devices have the same ...
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RXD line problem

Hi below is my setup block diagram to understand Setup description: I have two board , board 1 and board 2. Board 2 is third party board we purchase. Board 1 has on board SMPS which convert 230VAC to ...
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Digi XCTU 7.0 not recognizing Xbee Pro SX but can recover without issue

I've assembled a custom PCB that has a Xbee Pro SX on it. After not using it for about a month, I am unable to add it to XCTU, or to communicate with it over UART. However, I am able to use Xbee ...
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Is it possible to restart XBee with command when power on?

I am using XBee S2 ZigBee to do wireless communication, but sometimes I met cases that XBee failed to get some data frame and after several rounds it stopped. I found out that after I power off both ...
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Arduino Project using zigbee communication and more than one sensor

Hey I have this project in which I need to use zigbee communication to trasmit data from 6 FSR sensors. From what I've seen the sensors need to be connected to the analogic ports. I was thinking of ...
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XBee | Ubuntu (C/C++) | Android

I am looking for guidance of wireless communication between Ubuntu (code written in C/C++) with an Android device. Since the desired range is about 1 mile (~1.5 km), I assume that XBee Pro would be a ...
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Xbee series 2 drops off network without apparent cause - diagnostic suggestions?

I've built a meter reader, based around an ATMega 328P and an XBee series 2. The initial protoype built with an Adafruit trinket pro (3.3V) and it worked like a charm. It was stable for 10ish days, ...
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How to step down analog sensor signal voltage using voltage divider

I am trying to work out how to use a voltage divider to step down the signals from an analog sensor, powered by a standalone XBee. The XBee provides 3.3V power to the sensor, which has 3.3-5.5V ...
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Xbee TX pin voltage wrong when booting with UART connected

I'm interfacing an XBee PRO 900 HP with a Beaglebone Black using UART5 on the BB. I'm using the 5v interface board from Adafruit (XBee Adapter kit - v1.1) I'm have been having intermittent problems ...
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Which remote communcation type should I use?

In my project I have to give only 4-digit number to each device(50+ devices) without any wire. And there will be only one transmitter for all receivers. Which communcation type should I use? ...
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When i try to connect xbee s1 to computer using xbee regulated explorer, xctu is not seeing it

So I have an Xbee regulated explorer with an Xbee and I am connecting DIN - RX DOUT - TX GND - GND 5V - 5V but X-CTU(old version) is not seeing the Xbee when I click test/query. It ...
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Can an omnidirectional antenna be used with a directional one?

I'd like to know if two endpoints in an RF communication system can have different types of antennas, like one directional (yagi) and the other omnidirectional (dipole). I want to do this because 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 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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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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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 ...