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RabbitCore® RCM4510W Series

ZigBee RF core module

  • Rabbit 4000 at 29.49 MHz
  • Designed for ZigBee connectivity
  • 512K Flash, 512K data SRAM
  • Up to 40 general-purpose I/O line configurable
  • Product datasheet
  • Secure, anywhere management using Device Cloud

The RabbitCore RCM4510W is a Rabbit® 4000 compact core module that features pin-compatibility with other 4000 based core modules. The RCM4510 is designed to mount directly to a user-supplied motherboard and acts as the microprocessor for the embedded system. Integrated on the RCM4510W is a Digi XBee® RF module, which supports two network protocols: Ember 2.5 stack and the ZigBee PRO Feature Set.

The RCM4510W allows OEMs and integrators to create an easy-to-use, low-power, wireless mesh network as part of the control solution for embedded applications. The Development Kit provides all the essentials needed to design a wireless microprocessor system. The kit includes a RabbitCore RCM4510W core module, a prototyping board, accessory parts, Dynamic C® integrated development environment, and an extensive library of drivers and sample programs.

Device Cloud

Device Cloud by Etherios™ is a feature of all Digi cellular gateways, routers, devices and components. Device Cloud 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.

Device Cloud 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.

The RCM4510W next-generation RabbitCore module adds ZigBee®/802.15.4 mesh networking connectivity to the existing Rabbit® 4000 microprocessor features allowing you to create a low-cost, low-power, wireless network as part of your control solution for your embedded application.

The RCM4510W RabbitCore module is equipped with an on-board ZigBee/802.15.4 modem for wireless connectivity. Features also include 512K flash memory and SRAM, 40 general-purpose I/O, and up to 9 general-purpose I/O 4 of which can be set up as analog inputs via the ZigBee module.

At the heart of the RCM4510W is the Rabbit 4000 microprocessor which features a clock speed of up to 29.49 MHz. Other features include hardware DMA, auxiliary I/O, quadrature decoder, input capture, GPIO lines shared with up to five serial ports, and four levels of alternate pin functions that include variable phase PWM. The Rabbit 4000 boasts an additional 500+ new operational code instructions that increases the processing efficiency, from its predecessor the Rabbit 3000.

The RCM4510W RabbitCore module is easily interchangeable with other RCM4xxx based products due to electrical and functional compatibility. With a small footprint of 1.84” x 2.42” (47 mm x 61 mm), the RCM4510W is compact and can easily be mounted directly onto a user-designed motherboard, along with CMOS-compatible digital devices.

Please note that Znet 2.5 is not recommended for new designs. While it is an effective solution, new customers/applications should instead consider the XBee ZB version. The ZB module is designed to support the latest Zigbee Pro feature set which provides the most advanced ZigBee network capabilities.

Developing with the RCM4510W

The RCM4510W Development Kit has the essentials that you need to design your own wireless microprocessor-based system. The kit come complete with a RabbitCore module, a prototyping board, accessory parts and all development tools specifically designed to get you up and running in minutes. Development kits come with our industry-proven Dynamic C integrated development software that includes an editor, compiler, and in-circuit debugger. Programming is easy with hundreds of samples and libraries that can be used as building blocks to your code.

Key Features

  • RabbitCore module running @ 29.49 MHz
  • Designed for ZigBee®/802.15.4 wireless connectivity
  • 512K flash memory, 512K data SRAM
  • Up to 40 general-purpose I/O lines configurable
  • Up to 9 additional general-purpose I/O lines (up to four of which may be set up as analog inputs)
    available through the ZigBee modem available through the on-board ZigBee compliant RF module
  • Small size: 1.84 × 2.85 × 0.54 (47 mm × 72 mm × 14 mm)

Design Advantages

  • Wireless mesh networking
  • Low-Power


  • Data Acquisition
  • Point-of-Sale (POS)
  • Building Automation
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Specifications RCM4510W (ZNet 2.5) RCM4510W (ZB)
Microprocessor Rabbit® 4000 @ 29.49 MHz
Flash Memory 512K
Data SRAM 512K
Backup Battery Connection for user-supplied backup battery (to support RTC and data SRAM)
General Purpose I/O Up to 49 parallel digital I/O lines:
  • Up to 40 Rabbit 4000 pins configurable with 4 layers of alternate functions
  • Up to 9 XBee RF module pins, 4 of which may be configured as analog inputs*
Additional Inputs Startup mode (2), reset in
Additional Outputs Status, reset out
Analog Inputs * channels single-ended 0–1.2 V DC
A/D Converter Resolution 10 bits
A/D Conversion Time (including raw count and Dynamic C) 40 ms
Auxiliary I/O Bus Can be configured for 8 data lines and 6 address lines (shared with parallel I/O lines), plus I/O read/write
Serial Ports 6 high-speed, CMOS-compatible ports:
  • All 6 configurable as asynchronous (with IrDA),
  • 4 as clocked serial (SPI), and 2 as SDLC/HDLC
  • 1 asynchronous clocked serial port shared with programming port
Serial Rate Maximum asynchronous baud rate = CLK/8
Slave Interface Slave port allows the RCM4510W to be used as an intelligent peripheral device slaved to a master processor
Real-Time Clock Yes
Timers Ten 8-bit timers (6 cascadable from the first), one 10-bit timer with 2 match registers, and one 16-bit timer with 4 outputs and 8 set/reset registers
Watchdog/Supervisor Yes
Pulse-Width Modulators 4 channels variable-phase or synchronized PWM with 16-bit counter
Input Capture 2-channel input capture can be used to time input signals from various port pins
Quadrature Decoder 2-channel quadrature decoder accepts inputs from external incremental encoder modules
Power with ZigBee Modem
(pins unloaded)
3.3 V DC ±5%
150 mA @ 3.3 V while transmitting/receiving 80 mA @ 3.3 V
while not transmitting/receiving <20 μA @ 3.3 V while asleep
Operating Temperature -40° C to +85° C
Humidity 5% to 95%, noncondensing
Connectors One 2 × 7, 2 mm pitch IDC signal header
One 2 × 25, 1.27 mm pitch IDC signal header
One 2 × 5, 1.27 mm pitch IDC programming header
Board Size with ZigBee® Modem 1.84” × 2.85” × 0.54” (47 mm × 72 mm × 14 mm)
Development Kit 101-1188
ZigBee® Module
RF Module XBee® ZNet 2.5 XBee® ZB
Network Protocol Ember 2.5 Stack ZigBee PRO Feature Set
Pricing (qty. 1); Part Number $89; 20-101-1207 $89; 20-101-1269
Development Kit; Part Number - $299; 101-1293
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