ZigBee® is the mass market communication protocol for home automation, sensor networks and energy management systems with a large ecosystem of interoperable products. Operation at 2.45 GHz makes it a truly global solution, and the mesh network ensures in-house coverage. The RF module contains the ZigBee® PRO network layer making it easy to build an interoperable product for any application profile. Radiocrafts has a wide range of modules at a low cost, which support the ZigBee® protocol, ranging from compact low power consumption modules used in battery operated devices, to high RF power modules with integrated antenna or external antenna connector.
WIRELESS MESH NETWORK
WORLDWIDE AVAILABLE FREQUENCY BAND
ZIGBEE PRO COMPLIANT STACK
ZigBee Module Selection
|Module||Frequency band[MHz]||Radio channels [#]||Data rate [kbps]||RX sensitivity [dBm]||RX current [mA]||Pout [dBm]||TX current [mA]||SLEEP current [uA]||Operating supply voltage [V]||Operating temperature [deg C]||Indicative LOS [m]||Region / compliance|
|RC2400-ZNM||2400-2483||16||250||-97||24||3||34||0,4||2,0 – 3,6||-30 to +85||500||World wide|
|RC2400HP-ZNM||2400-2483||16||250||-99||27||20||175||1,3||2,7 – 3,6||-30 to +85||2500||World wide|
|RC2411AT-ZNM||2400-2483||16||250||-97||24||3||34||0,4||2,0 – 3,6||-30 to +85||500||World wide|
|RC2411CT-ZNM||2400-2483||16||250||-97||24||3||34||0,4||2,0 – 3,6||-30 to +85||500||World wide|
|RC2411HP-AT-ZNM||2400-2483||16||250||-99||27||20||175||10||3,0 – 3,6||-30 to +85||2500||World wide|
|RC2411HP-CT-ZNM||2400-2483||16||250||-99||27||20||175||10||3,0 – 3,6||-30 to +85||2500||World wide|
The RC24xx/HP RF Transceiver Modules are a family of compact surface mounted modules specially designed for the ZigBee® PRO protocol stack. It can also be used for wireless star and mesh networks based on an IEEE 802.15.4 compliant PHY and MAC. The complete shielded modules are provided in two footprints; 12.7 x 25.4 x 3.5 mm and 16.5 x 35.6 x 3.5 mm. They are offered in both a low-power consuming variant and a High Power version with LNA and power amplifier for extended range. The module is also available with integrated antenna or RF connector.
The modules are provided with a full ZigBee protocol stack as a part of the ZNM (ZigBee Network Module). The ZNM support any application profile. The ZNM-SE contains support for the Smart Energy profile.
- IEEE 802.15.4 module for ZigBee and 6LoWPAN applications
- Compact Shielded module (12.7 x 25.4 x 3.5 mm or 16.5 x 35.6 x 3.5 mm)
- Conforms with world-wide RF regulations
- High Power option in the same footprint
- ZigBee® Network Module with Smart Energy profile support
- Supported network topologies: Star, Mesh
- Integrated antenna or RF connector options
- Pin Compatible with other Radiocrafts modules
For all our ZigBee protocol modules, Development Kit suitcases are available for rapid prototyping and proof of concept. The kits contain:
- Two Development Boards with the module of choice, onboard USB level shifter and USB connector, SMA antenna connector, I/O break-out
- Quarterwave stub with SMA connector
- USB cables
- The HP variants include additionally AC/DC Power Supplies
One kit will make a wireless link “out of the box” and feature easy access to all the modules I/O-pins. The kit can be used together with the PC software tools.
RCxxxxDK-USB Quick Start 1.1
This is a quick start guide for the Development Kit.
RC24xx-ZNM-DK-USB User Manual 1.0
This is a complete User Manual for the Development Kit, how to set it up and use it. It also includes schematics and layout for the Development Boards.
Tools & Manuals
Read the installation guide prior to download or installation: RCTools Installation guide
Download Our Tools:
The RCTools-ZNM contains PC software tools supporting modules with the ZigBee protocol.
The ZNM-CCT (Configuration & Communication Tool) helps you to work with your Radiocrafts modules. The program enables you to easily configure the module and can additionally work as a terminal window, where data can be sent or received to / from any serial port. The RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) informs you about the Link budget and helps you estimate range.
What is Zigbee?
ZigBee is an IEEE 802.15.4-based specification for a suite of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios.
The technology defined by the ZigBee specification is intended to be simpler and less expensive than other wireless personal area networks (WPANs), such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Applications include wireless light switches, electrical meters with in-home-displays, traffic management systems, and other consumer and industrial equipment that requires short-range low-rate wireless data transfer.