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Where can I locate Legacy drivers?
Category: Miscellaneous, Configuration, Hardware, Installation, Troubleshooting
Please visit the following page ftp://digiftp.digi.com/support_archive
Using Digi XTend, XStream, XCite, XBee radio modems for internet access
Category: Miscellaneous
The Digi XTend, XStream, XCite, XBee radio modems specialize in long range, low data rate, serial data. Our radio modems are used in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint industrial networks to transfer serial data at rates of up to 115200 bits per ...
Maximizing range
Category: Installation, Hardware
This document introduces the basics of a wireless communications system and explains how to maximize range when commissioning a system. It explains how to install radios, antennas and cables in a way to maximize the reliability of communication. ...
Vibration and shock testing and performance
Category: Hardware, Installation, Miscellaneous
We have had several inquiries about how well the Digi radio modems perform in high vibration environments. Digi has not conducted any vibration analysis tests on our own products. However, our customers have done extensive testing lab and field testi...
Is RSSI the best indication of link quality?
Category: Miscellaneous
One thing to keep in mind is that the RSSI is only an indication of the RF energy detected at the antenna port. The power level reported could be artificially high because it may include energy from background noise and interference as well as the...
Upgrading RF Modem modules to the latest firmware using X-CTU
Category: Configuration, Troubleshooting
Digi radio modems support field firmware upgrades. The upgrade process requires the Digi interface board (supplied in a development kit or a PKG product) and a PC with a Windows OS. One of the reasons you might want to upgrade the firmware is becaus...
Antenna and cable impedance
Category: Hardware, Installation
Digi RF products are engineered to drive a 50 ohm load. All RF cables or antennas attached to the antenna connector should provide a 50 ohm match. Ensure that the cable being used is rated for the frequency of the module you are using, we recommen...
Use of content from Digi manuals
Category: Miscellaneous
Content from Digi manuals may be used by our OEM customers in their own documentation subject to the following conditions: Clearly state: "Parts of this manual are used by permission of Digi, Inc." Submit a copy of the...
Intrinsic safety certifications
Category: Hardware, Miscellaneous
What information do I need to obtain Intrinsic safety certifications? Digi radio modems have been integrated by a number customers into products that are used in hazardous environments. For electronic equipment to be used in environments with com...
Minimum seperation distance between antennas and nearby persons
Category: Installation, Hardware
Digi RF products are FCC approved for use in fixed base station and mobile applications. As long as the antenna is mounted at least 20cm (8in) from nearby persons, the application is considered a mobile application. If the antenna will be mounted clo...
Does a 1/2 wave antenna need a ground plane?
Category: Installation
Does a 1/2 wave antenna need a ground plane? Answer: No. The 1/2 wave antenna (also called a dipole antenna) is built of two 1/4 wave elements that interact with one another to launch the electro-magnetic wave. It does not require a ground pl...
Should I use a 1/4 wave or 1/2 wave antenna?
Category: Hardware, Installation
What is the difference between a ½-wave and a ¼-wave antenna? Antenna Type ½-wave ¼-wave Alternate name Dipole ...
Radio Emission Designation And Modulation Type For Digi RF Radios
Category: Miscellaneous
9XStream/9XCite Modulation Type: FSK Emission Designation: 260KF1D 24XStream Modulation Type: FSK Emission Designation: 400K0F1D 9XTend Modulation Type: FSK (@9600 baud), GFSK (@115200 baud) Emission Designation: 350KF1D (XT09) EmissionD...
Binary Command Programming Exercise
Category: Configuration
It is often necessary to configure an RF module at a much faster rate than AT commands will allow. In such cases the XStream, XTend, and XSC RF modules offer a Binary Command Mode option. This article is an exercise on how to use Binary Command Mode....
Which RF connector is better to use: MMCX, RPSMA, or U.FL?
Category: Hardware
Digi radios come in a variety of antenna options. The options that allow you to connect an external antenna are RPSMA, MMCX, and U.FL. RPSMA is the more traditional antenna connector, however if the radio is going to be inside of an enclosure, the...
Interfacing Digi OEM RF Modules to Microcontrollers
Category: Hardware
Digi radios are compatible with microcontrollers from a variety of vendors. For this reason, Digi does not make recommendations for choosing a specific microcontroller to interface with our radios. However, we can offer a few feature suggestions to c...
Which Radio Does Digi Recommend for Wireless Video Applications?
Category: Installation
The XPress Ethernet Bridge (XEB) is well-suited for video applications that require longer range distance (1000ft non-line of sight) using medium or low video resolution and medium or low frame rates (frames per second). For video applications with h...
Using Port Monitoring Software for Troubleshooting
Category: Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
Some integrators who start with a working hard-wired application may find they are not successful when substituting the radios for the wired connection. The best troubleshooting approach is to isolate the problem. A good starting point is to ensure t...
Antenna Connection Options
Category: Hardware, Installation
In order to comply with FCC rules and obtain a "modular" certification, it is required that Digi radios utilize a "non-standard" connector. This is to ensure that the radios are used only with approved antennas. Below are the various antenna options ...
Wireless CAN (Controller Area Network)
Category: Miscellaneous
The CAN (Controller Area Network) serial protocol was originally designed to be used for communication between sensors and computers in automotive applications. Since its inception it has grown to be used in a number of different commercial and indus...
Installing the USB Driver
Category: Installation
Before installing the driver, make sure you have the PKG-U device and the X-CTU installation disk in your PC. If you do not have a Digi CD, you can download the USB driver from our web site*. You may also want to verify if you have sufficient privile...
RoHS Certificate of Compliance
Category: Miscellaneous
RF Products as of 1 June, 2013 The wireless devices identified in this certificate are in compliance with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the restricted use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS Directive / RoHS II Directive). Based o...
The AT Command Set
Category: Configuration, Miscellaneous
The AT command set, also known as the Hayes command set, was originally developed for use with the Hayes modems in the 1980s. Many modern dialup modems are still based around this standard. The term AT command comes from the use of the ASCII characte...
Zigbee Layer Acks: How can I be sure that my zigbee end device got data from my Python application?
Category: Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
This article explains how to configure a Python application''s socket connection so that it waits to hear back from the zigbee end device before proceeding. This is opposed to normal behavior, which is simply sending the data down to the zigbee layer...
XBee & RF Module Feature Comparison Matrix
Category: Hardware
What: XBee & RF Module Feature Comparison Matrix Why: One stop shopping to quickly make a module selection and to understand feature differences. Where: On all Digi.com RF Module product pages and directly here - XBee & RF Module ...
XCTU displays the following error: Unable to communicate with modem
Category: None
Problems may occur when attempting to communicate with an XBee. The baud rate may be unknown, or the firmware within has disabled the serial port. If you work with the XBee AIO or DIO adapters, you will probably need to use this procedure. You can...
USB Drivers for Digi radios and modems: XBee, XTend, and XStream
Category: Installation
Link to the current version of the Digi RF Driver Installer for all versions of Windows: ftp://ftp1.digi.com/support/driver/Digi_USB_RF_Drivers.exe For Linux and Macintosh OS X, it's highly recommended to download and install the drivers directly...
How to find out the date code and manufacturing location information of Digi Products.
Category: Configuration, Hardware, Installation, Miscellaneous
Depending on the location the units are built effects the orientation, linked below is the date code from USA or Thailand.  The date code is 4 digits, 2 digit year and 2 digit week (YYWW) so in these examples the 26th week of 2012. Thailand M...
Maximum payload size for Digi RF radios
Category: Configuration, Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
When the radio is being used in a transparent (AT) mode, packet size is irrelevant because the data will be fragmented as needed. However, when using API frames, it is important not to exceed the allowable payload size.  Maximum payload size ...
Recovery procedure for Digi RF products
Category: Configuration, Hardware, Troubleshooting
This article is an all-inclusive guide for recovering a Digi RF product that is in an unresponsive state. Please click on the type of radio you are experiencing problems with to go to the appropriate section: • General troubleshooting...
Optimizing USB to Serial Port Settings 
Category: Configuration, Hardware, Installation, Miscellaneous, Troubleshooting
Digi interface boards and USB adapters use an FTDI Chip for the USB to serial conversion. The default configuration for FTDI's drivers are optimized for high speed serial devices. Digi RF radios operate at lower baud rates than are optimal for these ...
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