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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Unable to communicate with Xbee using XCTU, didn't get device serial number

I am using Xbee Pro S1 modules with Rhydzo labz XBee Explorer Regulated with 3v3 to 5V Converter and XBEE Explorer USB in order to connect them to Microcontroller(Atmega 16)and laptop.To configure ...
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XBee Shield Association LED

I bought XBee shield from dfrobot to do communication with XBee module and Arduino. This is how the shield looks like: The question is, what is the meaning of the state of Association LED blinking?
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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 S2 RPSMA not working with batteries

I have a couple of XBEE S2 with RPSMA antenna I'm using the xbee explorer(with arduino) and XBIB development board with X-CTU on a PC. if I drive the arduino from the USB,,, it works... not really ...
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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 didn'...
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Good RS232-based Protocols for Embedded to Computer Communication

I'm working on a project that involves a good bit of data communication between a remote Arduino and a computer. The wireless connection is through a pair of XBees, so we have a RS232 link between the ...
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Interference beetween ADC samples with XBee and photoresistor

I'm using an XBee serie 2 module for sampling the values of three sensors, a photoresistor (LDR) a moisture sensor and a temperature sensor (LM35). When there is no brightness the photoresistor has ...
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XBEE Antennas and their range

I have an XBEE (XBee 2mW PCB Antenna - Series 2 (ZigBee Mesh)) and it only seems to work within 5 feet of the other Xbee. Is there a certain orientation or line of sight parameter for Xbee's? Is it ...
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“Wireless” USB cable, via RF / 3G

I'm looking into the feasibility of a project to develop a USB-over-RF device for physical penetration testing engagements. The idea is that our tester could connect a device to a USB port on a ...
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How do I interface an XBee wireless module with the Uno?

I want to use an XBee wireless module with my Arduino Uno. How should I go about doing this? Do I need a shield like this one?
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Repair a xbee wire antenna?

last year I bought a xbee pro s2b, the wire antenna one. After some use, the antenna started to loose, and last week it just broke. Is there a way to repair it? I soldered it again, and it holded some ...
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How to connect RFduino to internet?

I backed the RFduino project on Kickstarter to use it in my next project. It is basically a tiny Arduino compatible board with built in Bluetooth LE that supports additional shields. I've also got a ...
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XBee Design and UART characteristics [closed]

I want to connect XBee to PC , does xbee send serial data or need UART to do that ?
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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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Bluetooth modules differences Android [closed]

i am not really well informed about the different types of Bluetooth modules, so i wanted to ask u what is the difference between these : http://dx.com/p/csr-usb-2-0-bluetooth-v2-0-edr-adapter-...
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Xbee to act as wireless i/o extension

I want to have an arduino with an xbee (call it xbee1) connected to it and another wireless xbee (call it xbee2) communicating with xbee1. Then I would have DIO1 on xbee2 acting as a digital input and ...
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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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Connect XBee to Arduino without shield

Is it possible to connect the XBee to the Arduino without a shield? Currently most of the sources that I have looked at have some sort of shield connected. I use this shield currently: http://www....
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Using 2 xbees Series 2 and arduinos

I have 2 xbee series 2s that I want to talk to each other with ardunios. I have the ardunio xbee shields but I can't find any good resources on how to get them to communicate together. So how would I ...
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Use XBee IO with out microcontroller

Im going to be using XBees in my project to wirelessly communicate between things, one of the devices is going to have a set of switches and 1 output - the xbee has enough IO to handle it. Is it ...
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trouble with arduino standalone circuit and xbee

I have an application that sends data from 1 XBee connected to a computer to another Xbee connected to a microprocessor(ATMEGA328P-PU). I programmed the program into the microprocessor using a arduino ...
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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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Safe insert/removal of XBee from circuit

Is it safe to remove an XBee or similar radio module while the host is still powered up? I am trying to build a programming jig using an ARM11. The peripheral board is connected with TTL level UART ...
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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 ...
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Zigbee RGB control using Xbee

In order to achieve this I was going to have the following setup: Base Station Raspberry Pi Xbee 2mw Led Station Xbee 2mw RGB LED http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1222 My main questions ...
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Need help with programming an NXTBee on a NXT Lego Mindstorm Robot

I am doing a project for work using the NXTBee NXT controlled by an arduino. But I'm a novice with programming. I am using ROBOTC and when I compile I am getting an error: Calling procedure '...
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The appropriate code (Arduino) of Xbee

Can you tell me what is the appropriate code to send two variables (x,y) from an Xbee to another Xbee (series 1). I configured them and I can't write a code (because I don't know how to receive ...
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Xbee traffic/bandwidth limitations for a real-time-ish application

I am planning on making a wireless sensor network with 4 Xbees going to 1 Coordinator. I want each of the sensor nodes to transmit continuously at ~5Hz. Is this feasible with Xbees? What sort of ...
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Voltage divider for Xbee's ADC - what resistor values?

I have an analog sensor which outputs a value in range 0-3V depending on soil moisture. The Xbee's ADC requires a value between 0 and 1.2V. I was thinking about using a simple voltage divider: ...
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I think my XBee XSC is broken. Am I missing something?

I have two XBee XSC 9600-baud chips, and I've been trying to make sure I know how to use them before integrating them into my project. Other people have used these same boards successfully, so they ...
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Suggestions for 1-5 km range wireless communication?

I am developing a VOIP application. Most clients use a wired Ethernet connection, but some of the clients need to have a wireless connection. Currently the core board is using: Cortex-A8 (TI AM3359) ...
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How does range affect Xbee's power consumption?

I am using Xbee ZB SMT in a module, with a microcontroler and sensor, all powered by a battery. Are there any studies on how range affects the power consumption of the Xbee module? And as I would very ...
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Suggestions for a Point-to-Point reliable Wireless Communication Module

I've to implement a wireless communication system. Details are as follows. Range is about 600m Point-to-point communication No LoS is available. (but not highly obstructed) Won't need much higher ...
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How does baud rate affect power consumtion on a Xbee module?

How do baud rates affect power consumption on Xbee wireless modules? For example: What would be more power efficent: Sending a packet with lower baud rate or with one, twice greater than the first, ...
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Resetting XBee with an Arduino

I would like to be able to reset an XBee with an Arduino by connecting the reset pin on the XBee to a General I/O pin on the Arduino. I'm wondering if any additional components (transistors, resistors ...
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XBee, how does it deal with collisions?

I'm getting started with XBEE S2 modules and I have a doubt I still couldn't get a clarification, hope you guys can help. I want to have 2 end devices transmitting data to one coordinator, all of ...
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Web connection through Arduino with WiFi

I'd like to be able to make an HTTP request on the web to a specific server from my Arduino. I already have a Wireless SD Shield, and I am wondering if what I want to do is possible / what I would ...
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Low power sensor module

My next project requires me to have energy-efficient wireless sensor modules. Basically, these modules read sensor data and transmits it over a wireless transceiver. Currently, my setup includes an ...
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XBee and PIR sensor

I've ordered XBee wireless transceiver and PIR (motion, here is link) sensor. When I enable DIO0 digital input port on XBee with "ATD0 3" command it becomes high. I measure it with volmeter and get ...
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What transistor should I use to power a motor from an xbee

I have a small motor what operates at 3.3V at 50mA (sorry no documentation) and a Xbee radio which outputs 1mW. I would like to allow the Digital I/O pins output on the Xbee to drive the motor ...
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XBee needs reset for every action I do in X-CTU

I am setting up my XBee radio using the official X-CTU tool. The XBee is connected to a USB XBee explorer. The first time I did it was a few weeks ago, and I kept getting errors (see below), but ...
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How to call AT command on XBee from Arduino

I am trying to set the SM (sleep mode) register on the XBee radio. These registers can be set with so called AT Commands, listed from pg. 28 in the XBee/XBee Pro Product Manual. This can be done ...
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How to make XBee sleep?

Arduino Fio with XBee radio. I have read the XBee manual (pg. 24-25), trying to figure out how to put it to sleep, but what I tried did not work. Then I found an example sketch using XBee sleeping, ...
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Simple and safe solution to control a power plug with Arduino or PC [closed]

What solutions are available to control a power plug (or even if possible a light socket), i.e. turning it On and Off? I have looked for xbee/zigbee solutions but there doesn't seem to be a solution ...
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What does it mean to “assert a pin”?

From the XBee/XBeePro product manual page 24 (link to pdf): Sleep Modes enable the RF module to enter states of low-power consumption when not in use. In order to enter Sleep Mode, one of the ...
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Multiplexing 12 sensors to be read with 6 ADC channels

I'm buying this Xbee chip. But it only has 6 ADC pins and I have 12 sensors! Can I multiplex my 12 inputs? How hard is it to do this? I don't want to have to use 2 Xbee modules for power/cost reasons....
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2.4GHz Warmer/Colder game based on signal strength

I'm currently looking for options to build a 3 piece game for an outdoor activity company based around the warmer/colder game. Two teams are each issued a receiver, and each team starts around 400 ...
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What is an “API-formatted packet”?

Arduino.cc recommends this page as an introduction to XBee radios. Physical Computing at ITP | Tutorials / Xbee Basics You generally choose to work in either API mode and AT mode and can't use ...
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Is is possible to communicate over 1 XBee to multiple microcontrollers?

MC1>XB1 ==> XB2>MC2,MC3,MCn What I am looking to do is control large LED panels, wirelessly, with control of each LED pixel. My concern is the processing limitations of a single controller and/or the ...