Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The XBee-PRO ,low-cost wireless sensor networks

The XBee-PRO 802.15.4 (formerly Series 1) OEM RF module is an IEEE 802.15.4 compliant solution that satisfies the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless sensor networks. The module is easy-to-use, requires minimal power and provides reliable delivery of critical data between devices. Innovations stamped in the XBee-PRO design enable it to yield two- to three-times the range of standard ZigBee modules.

The XBee-PRO 802.15.4 module operates within the ISM 2.4 GHz frequency band and is pin-for-pin compatible with Digi's regular XBee (1 mW) 802.15.4 module. The modules are optimized for use in US, Canada, Australia, Israel and Europe.

No configuration is necessary for out-of-box RF communications. The module’s default configuration supports a wide range of data system applications. Advanced configurations can be implemented using simple AT commands.

The XBee code development package is now available for OEMs wanting to develop their own custom code to work with Digi 802.15.4 RF modules.

  • Indoor/urban Range: up to 300’ (100 m)
  • Outdoor line-of-sight Range: up to 1 mile (1.6 km)
  • Transmit Power Output: 100 mW (20 dBm) EIRP
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  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • RF Data Rate: 250,000 bps
  • Whip Antenna