Series 1 XBee / XBee-PRO 802.15.4 and DigiMesh 2.4 Compatibility Factsheet

Note: This article uses the terms "XBee" and "module" interchangeably to mean both
XBee and XBee-PRO 802.15.4 modules, unless otherwise noted.

Series 1 modules employ a Freescale-based processor and are identifiable by module part
number. This is found on a label on the XBee module's underside as in the picture below:

  • Series 1 modules which originally shipped with 802.15.4 firmware have a
    part number starting with either XB24-A or XBP24-A

  • Series 1 modules which originally shipped with DigiMesh 2.4 firmware have a
    part number starting with XB24-DM or XBP24-DM

  • Other information such as revision number/letter, date code, or version
    of firmware the module originally shipped with can also be useful in
    determining compatibility
  • The determining factor for firmware compatibility with DigiMesh 2.4 and/or later 802.15.4 firmware
    is whether or not the module has SiP (System-in-Package) technology.

    Series 1 modules follow the approximate guidelines listed in the table below:

    If XBee/XBee-PRO part
    number begins with:
    SiP modules began
    shipping approximately:
       
    XB24-AWI December 2007
    XB24-ACI December 2007
    XB24-AUI December 2007
    XB24-ASI December 2007
       
    XBP24-AWI April 2008
    XBP24-ACI April 2008
    XBP24-AUI April 2008
    XBP24-ASI April 2008

    *** Unless otherwise stated, modules manufactured after the indicated month
    in the table above will be revision B or later (SiP) hardware

    One or more of the following will generally be true of modules with SiP:

    • module is rev. B or later

    • module was originally shipped with firmware version 1084, 10A5, or later

    • datecode of module beginning with a part number found in table 1 is after
      the listed cutoff date

    Firmware/Hardware compatibility overview:

    • All 802.15.4 firmware of version 10A5 or later is compatible with both SIP and non-SIP
      (example: 10C8, 10CD, 10E6, etc)
    • A SiP module, if using 802.15.4 firmware, requires version 1084, 10A5, or later
    • DigiMesh 2.4 firmware requires a module with SiP

      Note: Even though DigiMesh firmware may be loaded successfully
      onto a non-SiP module, it will not function correctly.

    Here are links where you can get the firmwares mentioned:
  • 802.15.4 Firmware page
  • DigiMesh 2.4 Firmware page
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