Xbee radios configuring series 2 with xctu alselectro. This adapter board can provide an easy interface to the xbee or xbee pro modules by converting the 2 mm pin spacing to breadboard friendly 0. However, series 1 modules cannot communicate with series 2 modules. The xbee usb adapter v2 is an update version from dfrobot. This is the sparkfun xbee explorer dongle unit for the digi xbee module line. When the program asks for updating from digi, we must answer yes so as to download all the firmware versions for all the xbee modules. The new version of xbee usb adapter is also welded with the female pin for ftdi so that users can directly use the adapter as a ftdi program writer, such as arduino fiopromini.
If you want xctu to see the xbee while its connected to the arduino, you have to connect the arduinos reset pin to ground. It is xbee rf zb zigbee module, but often refer to xbee. These are essentially the same hardware as the older series 2. The atmega8u2 firmware uses the standard usb com drivers, and no external driver. The xbee 2mw wire antenna s2c, the latest of its kind in series 2, offers point to multipoint device connectivity with ease, providing costeffective wireless solutions for electronic devices. Zigbee networking with xbee series 2 and seeed products. You can select the legacy xbee series 1 or legacy xbee series 2 firmware. When you installed the drivers for your explorer it should have been assigned. Click the add a radio module button on the top left and select your radio in my case, it was usbserialah0014vv and click finish. How to install ftdi drivers if you are using an ftdi to connect to the xbees. If the xbee module was flashed as an end device, then sleeping has been enabled by default. It takes factory fresh xbee and programs it to work with your rosserial network. Xbee s2c replacement of xbee series 2 tutorials of.
This manual describes the operation of the xbeexbeepro zb rf module, which consists of zigbee firmware loaded onto xbee s2 and s2b hardware, models. Mar 08, 2012 assuming you have done installing usb driver and xctu, and the usb of skxbee is plug in properly, you should see the power led on skxbee on. Xctu is free software, provided by digi the manufacturer of xbee, which we use. Using x ctu to download firmware and profiles to xbee rf modules introduction x ctu is a graphical windowsbased serial utility provided by digi to program and configure the firmware on its rf products, including the xbee zb and xbee znet rf modules and the digi xbee usb. I will show the 1st xbee s2 module setup, which i named it coordinator 1. Using xctu to download firmware and profiles to xbee rf modules. This article is an allinclusive guide for recovering a.
The update firmware button doesnt show anything beyond the function and product family mentioned above. Works with xctu to configure my xbee s2 first time no fuss. Xbee usb adapter is a uart communication board which supports xbee connectivity, features uart interface, usb interface, and onboard buttonsleds, provides an easy way for developingdebugging. Once xctu read the xbee it will set the modem type and function set boxes and show a list of parameters.
Further, it has xbee setting support software xctu. Getting started with xbee pro x ctu part i youtube. A dialog box shows the modem type, modem firmware version and serial number. I have a pair of xbee s2 pro and i wish to make them communicate wirelessly.
The pc connection can be used to configure the xbee module through digis x ctu software. This unit works with all xbee modules including the series 1 and series 2. Series 1 and series 2 xbee modules have the same pinout. Thats what translates data between your computer and the xbee. It can be easily connected to a pc via mini usb cable.
Xbee zb modules, sometimes referred to as series 2, are not a. Its equipped with a minib usb connector, so youll need the proper usb cable to connect it to your computer. Mar 07, 2018 again, click the pencil icon on xctu to write the parameters that we changed into xbee s2. Originally, this tutorial was written to configure an xbee series 1 to communicate in transparency mode. Series 2 modules allow you to create complex mesh networks based on the xbee. Once the usb driver has been installed you may connect your usb cable between the pc and the xbee usb adapter board. If its still at factorydefault 9600, connect at 9600. Xbee series 2 point to point communication tutorials of. Also dont forget to connect the arduinos tx to the xbee. You can see xctu has recognized the com ports to which modems are. Lets set this one up first connect up the transmitter adapter with xbee modem to your computer using the ftdi cable and start x ctu, just like on the. This bluetooth xbee shield v03 module wireless control can achieve a simple two crunodal zigbee network, achieve wireless communication between arduino, and allows the arduino to wireless communicate over a modified zigbee protocol using the popular xbee module.
This article is an allinclusive guide for recovering a digi. Xctu was developed by digi and it is only available for windows, macos and linux. A xbee s2c module being configured as coordinator with the pan id of 1234, transmitting in broadcast. Cytron stock are all xbee s2c starting from jan 2018. Zigbee networking with xbee series 2 and seeeds products. The tinyos xbee usb adapter is used for the xbee module configuration parameters to facilitate or to use as a wireless data transmission. Pick one of the xbee modules you can optionally mark it with a marker and connect it to your computer using an xbee explorer dongle. The xbee explorer usb is the most popular of the explorers. This is the xbee xb24z7wit004 s2 xb24cz7wit004 s2c module from digi. Dont forget, you should connect to the computer xbee at whatever baud rate that xbee is set to. If you also midified it, connect at 38400 aliased to 31250. Getting started with xbee pro x ctu part ii youtube.
Jul 18, 2016 xbee is not the same as zigbeeinstead, xbee is a brand of radio communication modules made by digi that can support a number of protocols, including zigbee, 802. Xctu parameters for series 2 xbee read 5703 times previous topic next topic. Now the xctu detects the xbee connected via the explorer. It is a fully assembled shield without the xbee module. The xbee it may appear to be unresponsive since x ctu expects the radio to be awake when performing any action on the radio. This bypasses the arduinos mcu and allows the arduino to act as a usb to serial adapter. Xbee series 2 oem rf modules the xbee series 2 oem rf modules were engineered to operate within the zigbee prot ocol and support the unique needs of lowcost, lowpower wireless sensor networks. The pc connection can be used to configure the xbee module through digis xctu software. Mar 15, 2016 getting started with xbee pro x ctu part i. Select usb serial port which is connected to uartsbee grove xbee carrier. Xbee s2c replacement of xbee series 2 tutorials of cytron.
Xbee s2c is a rf module designed for wireless communication or data exchange and it works on zigbee mesh communication protocols that sit on top of ieee 802. The modules require minimal power and provide reliable delivery of data between remote devices. After your computer finishes downloading the necessary drivers run xctu. The pc connection can be used to configure the xbee. Buy zigbees xbee s2c w xb24cz7wit 004 w wire antenna online. Even though these xbee modules are similar in function, there are some differences that you need to keep in mind. Mar 15, 2016 this is the first part video about configuration of xbee modules using xctu software and introduction to serial data transfer. The xbee usb adapter is now ready to be configured via the xctu. Xctu is free software from digi that allows you to configure the xbees. Product support rss feed for digi xbee xbee pro zigbee modules s2 formerly zb search. To install the software, double click on the skyview setup. A xbee s2 module being configured as router with pan id of 1234, will join the coordinator of 0 address default. Configure the transmitter one xbee will act as the reset transmitter, it will be attached to the computer via an ftdi cable and wireless send programming commands to the receiver.
Once xctu has been downloaded, the next step is to install the program. Instead of using xbee shield, i connected xbee and pi with dupont linespin. Xctu software and parallaxs xbee usb adapter board, interfacing with the xbee is. The module provides wireless connectivity to endpoint devices in any zigbee mesh networks including devices from other vendors. Xbee s2 usb adapter bluetooth bee ft232rl shield wireless. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. Xbee usb adapter is a uart communication board which supports xbee connectivity. Download and install the virtual com port driver from ftdi website. Getting started with xbee rf modules jameco electronics. Product support rss feed for digi xbee xbee pro zigbee modules s2. Product support rss feed for xctu software search our knowledge base for articles related to this product learn more about the xctu family. Usb drivers are required to use xctu with the xbibu usb interface board and the pkgu modems and adapters. Xbee s2 2mw wire antenna series 2 wireless controller module.
It is primarily used for configuring xbee modules from digi and also to upgrade the onboard mcu firmware. Zigbee xbee recovery series 2 to perform most of the steps in the recovery process, flow control lines must be available and connected. Why i cannot connect directly arduino uno and xbee s2. Once x ctu read the xbee it will set the modem type and function set boxes and show a list of parameters. It features an atmega8u2 programmed as a usbtoserial converter, the same chip found on the arduino uno. Whether deployed as a pure cable replacement for simple serial communication, or as part of a more. Xbee usb adapter s2 2m with bluetooth bee ft232rl shield v3. This tutorial makes use of xbee series 2 modules and does not use the old series 1 modules. With the xbee explorer dongle you can plug the unit directly into your usb port and have it act as a gateway between your computer and the xbee. Xbee xbee pros2czigbeerfmodule 5 uartflowcontrol 39 ctsflowcontrol 39 rtsflowcontrol 39 breakcontrol 40 serialinterfaceprotocols 40 transparentoperation 40. Many has been asking us to get xbee module which is zigbee compliance, here you go, the xbee rf zb module. It comes with a serialterminal to interact with xbee. Further, it has xbee setting support software x ctu.
Xbeepro zb s2b extended range module, wire antenna. Bee adapter is a compact usb to serial adapter equipped with bee 20pin 2. If xbee is not factory fresh, use digis xctu software to program it. Xbee s2 has been migrated to xbee s2cimproved version yet compatible since q3 of 2017. To get the firmware, you can still download it manually, and then use the file option in the x ctu download tool to get x ctu to use the latest firmware. A nonusb version of the xbee adapter board pn 32403 and xbee 5v3. Upgrade to handson support from our team learn more. Serial terminal basics the xctu software well use has an integrated serial. Xbee s2c setting as a coordinator at mode stack overflow. The upgraded dfrobot xbee usb adapter is designed for the xbee module configuration parameters to facilitate using or to work as a ftdi writer. These modules allow a very reliable and simple communication between microcontrollers, comp.
Series 2 improves on the power output and data protocol. You can use x ctu terminal to connect to the xbee and click on assemble. When you start the x ctu software, you will see the following screen. In order to configure the xbee, i first upload a blank sketch in the arduino ide and then open up xctu and add radio to connect to the xbee. The software is written in java and is crossplatform, so it can be used on windows, osx and linux. The highlight of this board is an ft231x usbtoserial converter. Assuming you have done installing usb driver and xctu, and the usb of skxbee is plug in properly, you should see the power led on skxbee on. The xbee 2mw wire antenna s2c, the latest of its kind in series 2, offers point to multipoint device. This is the first part video about configuration of xbee modules using xctu software and introduction to serial data transfer. Contains features from previous versions, plus adds support for xbee. The xbeexbeepro zb rf modules are designed to operate within the zigbee protocol and support the unique needs of lowcost, lowpower wireless sensor networks. I am using two zigbee s2 modulexb24zb, ver 22a7, one as coordinator and other as router. Drivers and assembly starting with xctu configuring networks troubleshooting resources and going further introduction heads up.
For some reason certain versions of osx seem to come with a driver which will see the. Xbee series 2 oem rf modules the xbee series 2 oem rf modules were engineered to operate within the zigbee prot ocol and support the unique needs of lowcost, lowpower. I try to make two raspberry pi communicate text with each other via xbee s2 module. When purchased, all xbee s2 comes with baud rate 9600 and router as default. This bluetooth xbee shield v03 module wireless control can achieve a simple two crunodal zigbee network, achieve wireless communication between arduino, and allows the arduino to wireless communicate over a modified zigbee protocol using the popular xbee module it is a fully assembled shield without the xbee module. This is a quick demonstration of one of its operating modes. I should also note that i am communicating between the xbee s2c and xctu pc application using a seeeduino xbee shield v2. Mar 31, 2011 this should read out of the xbee all of the parameters. Series 2 modules allow you to create complex mesh networks based on the xbee zb zigbee mesh firmware. Product support rss feed for digi xbee xbee pro 802. Now its time to test sending midi data out via the xbee. Again, click the pencil icon on xctu to write the parameters that we changed into xbee s2. To see if the module is sleeping, go to the terminal tab and watch the line status indicator. Xbee 2mw wire antenna series 2c zigbee mesh this is the xbee xb24cz7wit004 module from digi.1094 788 1343 1276 200 291 728 988 862 749 989 167 110 518 757 98 1205 1322 1129 1322 259 840 470 402 1357 1471 1093 414 834 95 791 1329 668 1425 272 971