Thursday, August 23, 2012

XBee® DigiMesh 2.4 RF Modules

XBee & XBee-PRO DigiMesh 2.4 embedded RF modules utilize the peer-to-peer DigiMesh protocol in 2.4 GHz for global deployments. This innovative mesh protocol offers users added network stability through self-healing, self-discovery, and dense network operation. With support for sleeping routers, DigiMesh is ideal for power sensitive applications relying upon batteries or power harvesting technology for power.

  • Dynamic peer-to-peer DigiMesh protocol with sleeping routers
  • No configuration needed for out-of-the-box RF communications
  • 2.4 GHz globally deployable frequency
  • Self-healing and discovery for network stability
  • Available iDigi Application Development Services
  • Secure, anywhere management using iDigi Manager Pro™

iDigi Manager Pro is a feature of all Digi cellular gateways, routers, devices and components. iDigi Manager Pro provides a robust suite of network management tools including authentication, configuration management, account management, asynchronous updates and alerts, group and individual software updating, network data storage and gateway programming.

iDigi Manager Pro empowers IT, network operations and customer support organizations to conquer the challenges of managing the vast array of cellular equipment in their device networks. Network managers can remotely configure, upgrade, monitor and troubleshoot remote devices, and create applications that improve productivity, speed and efficiency.

XBee & XBee-PRO DigiMesh 2.4 deliver end-point device connectivity with a globally deployable 2.4 GHz transceiver. These modules use the innovative DigiMesh networking protocol. This innovative, peer-to-peer protocol offers users added network stability through self-healing, dense network operation and support for sleeping routers, extending the operational life of battery dependent networks.

XBee modules are ideal for low-power, low-cost applications. XBee-PRO modules are power-amplified versions of XBee modules for extended-range applications. Part of the XBee family of RF products, these modules are easy-to-use, share a common hardware footprint, and are fully interoperable with other XBee products utilizing the same technology. Module users have the ability to substitute one XBee for another with minimal development time and risk.

XBee products are part of Digi's unsurpassed range of rapidly deployable Drop-in Networking solutions. They offer users seamless wireless communication between devices, including adapters and gateways. XBee adapters deliver wireless connectivity to electronic devices in wired networks.

XBee DigiMesh 2.4 hardware note: The XBee and XBee-PRO DigiMesh 2.4 share hardware with the XBee and XBee-PRO 802.15.4 modules. As a result, these modules can be “converted” from one platform to another by loading different firmware onto a given module. Contact Digi Support for details.

DigiMesh® 2.4
DigiMesh® 2.4
DigiMesh® 2.4 (Int'l)
RF Data Rate250 Kbps
Indoor/Urban Range100 ft (30 m)300 ft (90 m)200 ft (60 m)
Outdoor/RF Line-of-Sight Range300 ft (90 m)1 mile (1.6 km)2500 ft (750 m)
Transmit Power1 mW (+0 dBm)63 mW (+18 dBm)10 mW (+10 dBm)
Receiver Sensitivity (1% PER)-92 dBm-100 dBm
Serial Data Interface3.3V CMOS serial UART
Configuration MethodAT & API
Frequency Band2.4 GHz ISM
Interference ImmunityDSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Serial Data RateUp to 115.2 Kbps
ADC Inputs(6) 10-bit ADC inputs
Digital I/O13
Antenna OptionsChip, Wire whip, U.FL, RPSMA
Networking & Security
Encryption128-bit AES
Reliable Packet DeliveryRetries/Acknowledgments
Addressing OptionsPAN ID, Channel, 64-bit address
Power Requirements
Supply VoltagePower-Down Current
Regulatory Approvals
IC (Canada)Yes
ETSI (Europe)YesYes (Max Tx 10 mW)Yes
C-TICK (Australia)Yes
Telec (Japan)YesNoYes