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XBee® 802.15.4 Adapters

Remote Monitoring and Control for Multipoint Networks

  • 802.15.4 wireless connectivity for RS232, 485, and USB devices
  • Compatible with XBee gateways and modules
  • Small form factor for easy handling and installation
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XBee & XBee-PRO 802.15.4 adapters provide low-cost, low-power wireless point-to-multipoint networking of electronic devices. They are ideal for enabling wireless connectivity to sensors, controllers and other devices in legacy wired applications, without the development time required for embedded solutions.

These small adapters are available in externally powered, battery powered and power harvesting options. Adapters are offered in a wide range of physical interfaces, including RS-232, RS-485, USB, Digital I/O and Analog I/O interface options.

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Features

  • General
    • Frequency: 2.4 GHz (ISM)
    • Antenna options: Integrated whip antenna
  • Performance
    • Indoor/Urban range:
      • XBee: Up to 100 ft (30 m)
      • XBee-PRO: 300 ft
    • Outdoor RF line-of-sight range:
      • XBee: Up to 300 ft (100 m)
      • XBee-PRO: Up to 1 mile
  • Transmit power output: 
    • XBee: 1 mW (+1 dBm)
    • XBee-PRO: 60 mW (+18 dBm)
  • RF data rate: 250,000 bps o Receiver sensitivity:
    • XBee: -92 dBm (1% PER)
    • XBee-PRO: -100 dBm (1% PER)
  • Networking and Security
  • Network topologies: Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Peer-to-Peer
  • Number of channels:
    • XBee: 16 channels (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
    • XBee-PRO: 12 channels (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
  • Filtration options: PAN ID, Channel, 264 (64-bit) addresses
  • LEDs
    • Power: Glows green when external power is supplied (not active when battery powered to limit power drain)
    • Associate: Glows when unit is connected and associated on an RF network Controls 
    • Device reset (internal push button) o Identification (internal push button): Relays identification to ConnectPort X gateway

Interfaces

  • Serial
    • RS-232 (DB-9M)
    • RS-232PH (DB-9M); power harvesting version
    • RS-485 (6-position wire terminal block) - Switch selectable between RS-422 half duplex, RS-422 full duplex and RS-485
    • Sensor (RJ-45)
  • USB
    • USB 2.0 Full Speed (with ESD protection); connects to host via captive 2-meter cable

Environmental

  • XBee 232, 485, Sensor, USB, Analog I/O and Digital I/O
    • Operating temperature: -40° C to 70° C
    • Powering options
      • Battery: -18° C to 55° C
      • External power: 0° C to 40° C
      • External power (hardened): -35° C to 74° C
  • XBee 232PH
    • Operating temperature: 0° C to 65° C

Regulatory Approvals

  • FCC Part 15.247
  • Industry Canada (IC)
  • Europe (CE)
  • EN55022, Class A
  • EN60950
  • RoHS compliant

Power Requirements

  • XBee 232, 485, Sensor, Analog I/O and Digital I/O
    • Externally powered: 9-30 VDC, locking connector
    • Battery powered: 3 internal N cell batteries
  • XBee USB
    • Bus powered: +5V from USB bus
    • Power consumption during normal operation:
      • XBee: 70 mA
      • XBee-PRO: 70 mA (Rx) and 250 mA (Tx)
    • Power consumption during suspend mode:
      • XBee and XBee-PRO: 200 uA
  • XBee 232PH
    • Internal battery provides power when unit is operating and recharges from the serial port when in sleep mode
    • Requires a sleep/wake duty cycle as part of its normal operation.
    • Requires a fully functional serial port conforming to the RS-232C standard for optimal operation.
    • Sleep/wake duty cycle requirements will vary based on the current output of serial port
    • Serial ports with more than 14VDC output (rare) are not supported and may cause malfunction
    • Serial ports that provide hard power of 5 to 14VDC on one or more pins will allow the device to operate continually without a sleep/wake cycle

Dimensions

  • XBee 232, 485, Sensor, Analog I/O and Digital I/O
    • Width: 1.68 in (4.26 cm)
    • Height: 0.99 in (2.53 cm)
    • Length: 3.87 in (9.84 cm)
    • Weight: 2.29 oz (6.50 g)
  • XBee USB and 232PH
    • Width: 1.80 in (4.57 cm)
    • Height: 0.83 in (2.10 cm)
    • Length: 2.87 in (7.29 cm)
    • Weight: 1.60 oz (45.36 g)

Line Art

  • XBee 232, 485, Sensor, Analog I/O, Digital I/O
    • Front/Back
    • Interface Options
  • XBee USB, 232PH
    • Back
    • Interface Options

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