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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Problem on connecting XBee module with Sengled classic Bulb over Zigbee network

I am using XBee S2C module and configured as Zigbee coordinator with Zigbee stack profile set to Zigbee-pro and I am trying to discover and control Sengled Zigbee based smart bulb. Using XCTU ...
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How can I make my Xbee Pro S1 (xbp24-bsit-004) to be detected by XCTU?

I've been trying to configure my XBEE PRO S1 with XCTU but the programm doesn't detect the radio module. It detects the USB port perfectly but not the xbee. I've tried to add it manually, but ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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 <...