One of our suppliers has sent a notification of the EOL of one of the Zigbee modules which we use in many of our products. We currently use between 10,000 and 20,000 of the XB24-Z7WIT-003 modules yearly.
The EOL notice suggests XB24CZ7WIT-004 as the replacement for the XB24-Z7WIT-003. If I remember correctly, the trailing numbers in the part number specify which firmware is loaded into the module. We require the Router API firmware to be preloaded into our modules. Does the XB24CZ7WIT-004 have the router API loaded, or do we need a different part number?
Are there any compatibility or interoperability issues between these two modules? Will we have to change our software to support these new modules? Do they have different initialization requirements, or are the transmit and receive commands different in any way, or are they drop in replacements?
We also use around 1,000 to 2,000 XBP24BZ7SIT-001 modules. Are these modules (Coordinator API mode firmware) also going EOL, and if so, what is the suggested replacement? If they are also going EOL, the same questions about compatibility and interoperability issues with the replacement?