The RF Module is certified for use in several European countries; for a complete list, go to digi.com.
If the XBee/XBee-PRO DigiMesh 2.4 is incorporated into a product, the manufacturer must ensure compliance of the final product with articles 3.1a and 3.1b of the RE Directive (Radio Equipment Directive). A Declaration of Conformity must be issued for each of these standards and kept on file as described in the RE Directive (Radio Equipment Directive).
Furthermore, the manufacturer must maintain a copy of the RF Module user guide documentation and ensure the final product does not exceed the specified power ratings, antenna specifications, and/or installation requirements as specified in the user manual.
Maximum power and frequency specifications
For the XBee device:
- Maximum power: 1.1 mW Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP).
- Frequencies: 5 MHz channel spacing, beginning at 2405 MHz and ending at 2480 MHz.
For the XBee-PRO device:
- Maximum power: 11.16 dBm Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP).
- Frequencies: 5 MHz channel spacing, beginning at 2410 MHz and ending at 2465 MHz.
OEM labeling requirements
The “CE” marking must be affixed to a visible location on the OEM product.
The CE mark shall consist of the initials “CE” taking the following form:
- If the CE marking is reduced or enlarged, the proportions given in the above graduated drawing must be respected.
- The CE marking must have a height of at least 5 mm except where this is not possible on account of the nature of the apparatus.
- The CE marking must be affixed visibly, legibly, and indelibly.
The power output of the XBee-PRO RF Modules must not exceed 10 dBm. The power level is set using the PL command. The International Variant of this product is internally limited to 10 dBm.
France imposes restrictions on the 2.4 GHz band. Go to art-telecom.Fr or contact Digi for more information.
Declarations of conformity
Digi has issued Declarations of Conformity for the (product name) concerning emissions, EMC, and safety. For more information, see https://www.digi.com/resources/certifications.
Digi customers assume full responsibility for learning and meeting the required guidelines for each country in their distribution market. Refer to the radio regulatory agency in the desired countries of operation for more information.
When you integrate high-gain antennas, European regulations stipulate the EIRP power maximums. Use the following guidelines to determine which antennas to use when you design an application.
All antenna part numbers followed by an asterisk (*) are not available from Digi. Consult with an antenna manufacturer for an equivalent option.
The following antenna types are tested and approved for use with the XBee Module:
RF module was tested and approved with 15 dBi antenna gain with 1 dB cable-loss (EIRP Maximum of 14 dBm). Any Yagi type antenna with 14 dBi gain or less can be used with no cable-loss.
RF module was tested and approved with 15 dBi antenna gain with 1 dB cable-loss (EIRP Maximum of 14 dBm). Any Omni-directional type antenna with 14 dBi gain or less can be used with no cable-loss.
RF module was tested and approved with 19 dBi antenna gain with 4.8 dB cable-loss (EIRP Maximum of 14.2 dBm). Any Flat Panel type antenna with 14.2 dBi gain or less can be used with no cable-loss.
The embedded XBee-PRO was tested and approved for use with the following antennas:
Note At 10 dBm transmit power, the PL parameter value must equal 0, or you must use the international variant.
2.1 dBi, omni-directional, articulated RPSMA, Digi part number A24-HABSM*.
Attached monopole whip
Integrated PCB antenna
The RF modem encasement was designed to accommodate the RPSMA antenna option.