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 can also be useful when 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-AWIDecember 2007
XB24-ACIDecember 2007
XB24-AUIDecember 2007
XB24-ASIDecember 2007
XBP24-AWIApril 2008
XBP24-ACIApril 2008
XBP24-AUIApril 2008
XBP24-ASIApril 2008

*** Unless otherwise stated, modules manufactured after the indicated month from 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 from Table 1 is after the cutoff date listed

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 load successfully onto a non-SiP module, it will not function correctly.

Here are links where you can get the firmwares mentioned above:
Last updated: Aug 08, 2017

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