XBee Click is a compact add-on board providing wireless connectivity to end-point devices in ZigBee mesh networks. This board features the XB24CZ7PIS-004, a low-power Digi XBee® RF module delivering superior performance and interference immunity from Digi International. With its ultra-sensitive receiver, the XB24CZ7PIS-004 operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band (indoor/urban range of 60m and outdoor of 1200m), allowing the formation of robust mesh network optimized for use in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan (worldwide acceptance). Alongside firmware updates, it supports commissioning and LED behaviors to aid device deployment and commissioning. This Click board™ is suitable for applications in the energy and controls markets where manufacturing efficiencies are critical.
XBee Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. This Click board™ comes as a fully tested product, ready to be used on a system equipped with the mikroBUS™ socket.
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XBee Click, as its foundation, uses the XB24CZ7PIS-004, a low-power Digi XBee® RF module from Digi International, providing wireless connectivity to end-point devices in ZigBee mesh networks. The transceiver chipset of the XB24CZ7PIS-004 is based on the Ember Silicon Labs EM357 SoC with an RF data rate of 250kbps (serial up to 1Mbps) and advanced configuration options available via simple AT or API commands. It also supports low-power sleeping nodes and has an outdoor RF line-of-sight range of up to 1.2km (urban range of up to 60m) in a combination of coverage, data redundancy, and data reliability. The XB24CZ7PIS-004 module has worldwide acceptance. Operating at a frequency of 2.4GHz, it allows its application in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. The ZigBee module also supports various levels of security configured depending on the application's needs.
This Click board™ comes with a configurable host interface allowing communication with MCU using the chosen interface. The XB24CZ7PIS-004 can communicate with MCU using the UART interface with commonly used UART RX, TX, and hardware flow control pins UART CTS and RTS (Clear to Send and Ready to Send) or using the SPI interface (XBee module will work as an SPI-slave only). The module can be configured locally through serial commands (AT or API) or remotely through remote API commands to set or read any network device's configuration settings. In the case of the SPI interface, the users can use it to configure the module and write the library by themselves.
XBee Click is associated with many other features. An active-low reset signal routed on the RST pin of the mikroBUS™ socket activates a hardware reset of the system, while the A/D pin routed on the INT pin of the mikroBUS™ socket represents a type of interrupt whose function can be selected by positioning an onboard SMD jumper to an appropriate position labeled as DTR or ATT. DTR position is a "Data terminal ready" function used to tell the XBee module that the host MCU is ready to communicate, while the ATT position (SPI Attention) represents an indicator for the SPI interface whenever the XBee module has data for the host MCU.
Alongside firmware updates, it supports commissioning, and LED behaviors; a commissioning pushbutton marked as COMMI combined with an ASSOC LED provides various simple functions to aid in deploying devices in a network, such as a device wake-up, broadcast transmission, and more. On the other side, the yellow ASSOC LED indicates the device’s network status and diagnostics information. If the LED is constantly on, it means that the module is not connected to the network, while the case of standard flashing of the LED represents the normal operating mode.
This Click board™ can be operated only with a 3.3V logic voltage level. The board must perform appropriate logic voltage level conversion before using MCUs with different logic levels. However, the Click board™ comes equipped with a library containing functions and an example code that can be used, as a reference, for further development.
Can be used for applications in the energy and controls markets where manufacturing efficiencies are critical
XB24CZ7PIS-004 - Digi XBee® RF module from Digi International
Low power consumption, cost-effective wireless connectivity, SPI/UART interface, firmware update, Ember Silicon Labs SoC with 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 processor, wide indoor/outdoor and frequency range, worldwide acceptance, and more
Click board size
L (57.15 x 25.4 mm)
This table shows how the pinout on XBEE Click corresponds to the pinout on the mikroBUS™ socket (the latter shown in the two middle columns).
|UART RTS||RTS||1||AN||PWM||16||CTS||UART CTS|
|Reset||RST||2||RST||INT||15||A/D||Data Ready Indicator|
|SPI Chip Select||CS||3||CS||RX||14||TX||UART TX|
|SPI Clock||SCK||4||SCK||TX||13||RX||UART RX|
|SPI Data OUT||SDO||5||MISO||SCL||12||NC|
|SPI Data IN||SDI||6||MOSI||SDA||11||NC|
|LD1||PWR||-||Power LED Indicator|
|LD2||ASSOC||-||Associate LED Indicator|
|JP1||-||Left||Data Ready Selection ATT/DTR: Left position ATT, Right position DTR|
|Urban Range Line of Signt||-||-||60||m|
|Rural Range Line of Signt||-||-||1200||m|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40||+25||+85||°C|