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  • ZigBee Wireless UART Module - XBee Compatible
  • ZigBee Wireless UART Module - XBee Compatible
  • ZigBee Wireless UART Module - XBee Compatible

ZigBee Wireless UART Module (XBee Compatible)

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This ZigBee module features an onboard CC2530F256 XBee-compatible interface.

Please be aware that you will need at least two modules to establish a ZigBee/XBee network.

There are two aspects of using this module:

  • Develop your application with the provided firmware:
    Combined with the provided firmware, the module works as a simple ZigBee wireless UART module, just as easy to use as any other UART module, and it requires no knowledge in regard to the ZigBee specification.
  • Develop your own firmware:
    In this case, you will need to start from the very basics to create your solution. What's more, debuggers (like CC Debugger) and knowledge of the ZigBee Specification are mandatory.

ZigBee Module Features

  • As easy to use as any UART modules
  • Provided firmware : Coordinator, Router, End Device
    • Router firmware is preloaded by default
  • Supports sending large data packet & fast broadcasting via UART
  • Supports programming via UART (thanks to the Bootloader; a serial module is required)
  • Supports configuring via upper computer software : working mode, UART port, baudrate, signal channel, etc.
  • Optional hardware interface
    • XBee compatible straight through pin headers (soldered by default)
    • SMT stamp holes are also available (for batch purchase, the pin headers can be removed if required)
  • MISC
    • Auto networking (at least 1 Coordinator and 1 Router are required)
    • Real-time monitoring the signal intensity between Coordinator, Router, and End Device
    • Supports onboard PCB antenna and/or external IPEX antenna

ZigBee Module Specifications

  • Onboard chip: CC2530F256RHAR
  • Communication distance (open and wide operating environment): up to 130 meters when using PCB antenna
  • Frequency range: 2.4GHz
  • Wide supply-voltage range (2 V–3.6 V)
  • Operating temperature: -40℃ ~ 85℃
  • Serial port baud rate: 38400bps (default), different baud rates are available by software configuration
  • Dimension: 26mm x 28mm (PCB)

ZigBee Module Features

  • Frequency range: 2.4GHz
  • 16 transfer chains, software configurable according to environmental conditions
  • Radio baud rate up to 250kbps
  • High-Performance and Low-Power 8051 microcontroller core with code prefetch
  • 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceiver
  • Wide supply-voltage range (2 V–3.6 V)
  • Watchdog timer, battery monitor, and temperature sensor
  • 12-Bit ADC with 8 channels and configurable resolution
  • 2 powerful USARTs with support for several serial protocols
  • IR generation circuitry
  • General-Purpose timers (One 16-Bit, Two 8-Bit)
  • AES security coprocessor
  • 21 General-Purpose I/O pins (19 × 4 mA, 2 × 20 mA)

ZigBee Module Dimensions

ZigBee Wireless UART Module (XBee Compatible) - Dimensions

ZigBee Module - Development Resources


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