How Zigbee is different than XBee?

How Zigbee is different than XBee?

XBee is a family of radio modules and is a registered trademark of Digi International. Zigbee is a wireless communications protocol and a registered trademark of the Zigbee Alliance. Many people confuse these two names because both are involved in radio networking and have “Bee” in their branding.

What is the range of XBee?

The Digi XBee SX 868/900 includes DigiMesh and can be configured for a range of 65 miles.

What are the major features of XBee radio devices?

XBee modules have source/destination addressing feature with unicast and broadcast communication support. They support point to point, point to multipoint, peer to peer etc. communication topologies. XBee modules uses DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) modulation technique for communication.

What is at mode in XBee?

AT mode is synonymous with “Transparent” mode. In AT mode, any data sent to the XBee module is immediately sent to the remote module identified by the Destination Address in memory.

What is XBee used for?

XBee – According to Digi “XBee modules are embedded solutions providing wireless end-point connectivity to devices. These modules use the IEEE 802.15. 4 networking protocol for fast point-to-multipoint or peer-to-peer networking.

How does XBee communicate?

XBee devices communicate with each other over the air, sending and receiving wireless messages. The devices only transfer those wireless messages; they cannot manage the received or sent data. However, they can communicate with intelligent devices via the serial interface.

What protocol does XBee use?

Xbee is the module using Zigbee protocol. Zigbee is a wireless communication protocol like wifi and bluetooth. ZigBee defines a network layer above the 802.15.

How do I reset my XBee module?

Where is a switch “Reset” on XBee module?

  1. Insert module to adapter-board XBee-USB.
  2. Connect cable micro-USB to computer.
  3. Run X-CTU and press “Query/Request”.
  4. Have dialog-box “Press and release Reset Switch …”

Is Z-Wave better than Zigbee?

Zigbee is faster, hands down, when it uses its 2.4 GHz frequency. The problem is, you sacrifice power consumption for speed. So, you may need to change the batteries in your smart devices more often. Z-Wave is less than half as fast, but at least you can wait a little longer to change out the batteries.

Is Zigbee cheaper than Z-Wave?

Range and Costs. Even though ZigBee is faster and cheaper, since it is not proprietary like Z-Wave, one of the drawbacks is the range. ZigBee has a range of 35 feet whereas Z-Wave can transmit and receive at up to 100 feet. This is somewhat mitigated by the ability of both protocols to mesh.

How does ZigBee send data?

Zigbee devices can transmit data over long distances by passing data through a mesh network of intermediate devices to reach more distant ones. Zigbee is typically used in low data rate applications that require long battery life and secure networking. (Zigbee networks are secured by 128 bit symmetric encryption keys.)

How do I program XBee?

Follow the steps below:

  1. Plug your XBee into your XBee Explorer, and plug the Explorer into your computer.
  2. Open XCTU.
  3. Hit Test/Query to make sure you can communicate with your XBee WiFi.
  4. Click over to the “Modem Configuration” tab.
  5. Select “Active Scan” near the top of the scrolling window.