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Questions tagged [zigbee]

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 power than alternatives such as Wi-Fi.

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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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Vertical Farm Automation

I am building a system to automate a vertical farm (specifically watering, lighting, and drying) and am having trouble choosing between a wired or wireless system architecture. The farm is arranged ...
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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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Wearable transceiver safety considerations

I am implementing a wearable band that will likely be fitted with a Zigbee or Bluetooth transceiver and worn on the wrist. However, I have seen many articles and datasheets specifying a distance of at ...
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Zigbee Frame Control Sequence, CC2520

I am trying to develop a basic Zigbee device that can send data back and forth. Now I am facing the problem of not knowing what a basic FCS Frame Control Sequence may be. There are some fields which ...
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Unbalanced RF output to FEM module with balanced input

I have a working ZigBee system based on ATMEGA256RFR2. (Datasheet) On page 33 you can check the RF system of this IC. Now I want to use a FEM module to increase the performance and I found the ...
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xbp24c don't hear anything from AT86RF233

I'm using an digi XBPC24CZ7WIT-004-revF to listen to an AT86RF233 ( http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/AT86RF233 ) but I don't succeed. I tried with a CC2531 ( http://www.ti.com/tool/CC2531EMK ) ...
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how to set up macos laptop talking to zigbee enabled utitlity meter via wireless?

I want to communicate from my laptop to (1) a zigbee smart utility meter via wireless shield (2) read the meter wattage into my laptop (3) communicate the readings from my laptop to a bluetooth ...
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Light Strip with ESP8266 and ZigBee for HUE Bridge

I currently have an ESP8266, which controlls my WS2812b light strip. I want to add it to my current Hue setup(1 Bridge, 4 Lamps). I know that I'll need a ZigBee module of some sort. Are there any 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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If an incandescent light is rated for 60 watts, can a LED lamp cause an amperage or heat issue in the fixture/enclosure? [closed]

This question is based on the adage "it's the amperage that kills you"... but in this case I don't want to start a fire. I have a Philips white and color light that I would like to put in a ceiling ...
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Send serial data to a specific Zigbee Node with HA (NXP Zigbee HA)

I have a Zigbee End-device based on JN5168 from NXP I want to release it as a lock that is battery powered. Apart from accepting the HA lock cluster commands, I need to send some custom data (some ...
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Zigbee Redundant RF

What does Redundant RF means in general? And how can I tell if my Zigbee module has redundant RF feature and if there is, how would I know the available number of redundant RF does it have?
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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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Can a device with Zigbee Light Link ZLL connect to a Zigbee Home Automation HA network

Zigbee Light Link is a subset of Zigbee Home Automation. My question is : is it possible to add a device with ZLL profile to a Zigbee Home Automation Network? UPDATE I have a ZLL based device in the ...
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Host hopping mesh network over LOR or ZigBee

I am looking to do a proof of concept for a project where each node will broadcast a set of data (GPS Related) in predefined intervals, so every other node do some processing based on that data. I ...
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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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Is it possible to send sensor data over 10 kms using zigbee technology?

my project is about rail track fault detection and interstation distance is around 10-12kms. Sensor data need to be send to nearby stations and is it possible to do this with ZigBee module?
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Use xBee RSSI for distance measurement

I am trying to use the XBee for crude distance measurement and position estimation in an outdoor environment. The distance is calculated from the RSSI values. I have done some tests and the RSSI/...
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how to flash CC2530 without cc debugger? [closed]

I was working on TI CC2530 and wanted to flash the chip with using USB mini cable without using CC debugger. would this be possible? and if yes, then what steps do I need to follow.
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How is signal strength (RSS) measurement done on Bluetooth and Zigbee ?

My question is related to an observation that I made. I tested BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy [ti2541/nRF51822) and ZigBee (ti cc2531) against each other on jumpiness of the signal strength (RSSI). Both ...
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Creating a ZigBee Light Link Compatible Light

I've seen lots of talk about using arduino/pi/etc and a zigbee board to talk to existing ZigBee Light Link compatible lights such as the latest Phillips Hue bulbs. But I want to go the other way... I ...
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Right wireless tech for 1.5Km with LOS but small-power availability at remote end?

I'm not very experienced in wireless space. I wish to communicate with an Arduino device stationed at the back of my property, roughly 1500 meters away. I have line of sight, although blowing trees ...
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Integrating a Zigbee stack on a bbox [closed]

As part of my internship, I have to build a home automation solution using zigbee in the BBox( includes both the Set Top Box and the router) that runs linux and has an ARM processor: my idea is to ...
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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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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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Looking for Zigbee and Microcontroller [closed]

Looking for Zigbee and Microcontroller - Selection What series Zigbee wireless should I get? SAM R21 Xplained Pro for MUC to connect some sensor and zigbee. Wireless adapter should be something ...
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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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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 etc....
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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 that,...
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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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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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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 ...