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What are electrical characteristics of the XBee reset pin?

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The reset pin circuit is documented as different to all other pins (Open collector with pull-up). But it doesn't give any indication of the other characteristics of that input.

Specifically, is it safe for the pin to be protected from software faults using a small capacitor in series with a digital output?

The implication is that the reset pin will transient above the 3.3V Vcc during the transition (Vout + Cv) where Cv is the voltage the capacitor will charge to between the XBee pull-up and the (~0V) application processor output.

Devices will sometimes be intentionally designed for such a transition (E.g. Atmel328 allows more than double the Vcc on the reset pin), and the open collector design on the XBee certainly suggests it might be too. But the electrical characteristics documentation appears to be missing these vital details...
asked Dec 30, 2015 in IEEE 802.15.4 by dsainty New to the Community (4 points)

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It may not directly answer your question but here are my 2 cents:

Zigbee S2B modules use SI lab's EM250 radio inside it. The reset pin of EM250 is provided on pin 5 of module directly. So we should look into EM250's manual for answer of these question.

I found one such manual on this link:
http://www.wless.ru/files/ZigBee/EM250/120-0082-000_EM250_Datasheet.pdf
answered Jan 4, 2016 by asgm Veteran of the Digi Community (1,408 points)
Yes, I had looked there too.  It seemed likely it was directly connected.  If that's the case, the EM250's datasheet suggests only 0.3V above the power rail, which on a strict reading suggests I can't use a capacitor to avoid accidentally holding the XBee in reset...
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