The XBee ZigBee from Digi operate in the 2.4 GHz ISM Band. These Embedded ZigBee modules provide OEMs with a simple way to integrate mesh technology into their application. It is based on the Ember EM35x (EM357 and EM3587) which has a larger memory footprint for customers who may want to upgrade to Thread, an IPv6 based networking stack. The modules are ideal for applications in the energy and controls markets where manufacturing efficiencies are critical. The Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) provides a high-speed interface and optimizes integration with embedded microcontrollers, lowering development costs and reducing time to market.
The XBee ZigBee supports a wireless data rate of 250 Kbps and upto 1 Mbps for serial connections. It has an indoor range of 60 meters and outdoor range of 1200 m. It has a receiver's sensitivity of -100 dBm and transmit power of 3.1 mW. Products in the XBee family require little to no configuration or additional development. Programmable versions of the XBee and XBee-PRO ZigBee module make customizing applications easy. Programming directly on the module eliminates the need for a separate processor. Because the wireless so ware is isolated, applications can be developed with no risk to RF performance or security.
It is available in Through-Hole and Surface Mount options which enables flexible design options.
Link budgets of 110 dB for XBee and 119 dB for XBee-PRO