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Digi XBee IEEE 802.15.4 RF Module

XBee/XBee-PRO RF Modules

IEEE Std 802.15.4 is created to address low-cost, low-data rate, and low-power design application for short-range Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN).

XBee and XBee-PRO 802.15.4 OEM RF 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. They are designed for high-throughput applications requiring low latency and predictable communication timing.


XBee modules are ideal for low-power, low-cost applications. XBee-PRO modules are power-amplified versions of XBee modules for extended-range applications. Part of the XBee family of RF products, these modules are easy-to-use, share a common footprint, and are fully interoperable with other XBee products utilizing the same technology. Module users have the ability to substitute one XBee module for another with minimal development time and risk.

XBee products are part of Digi's unsurpassed range of Drop-in Networking solutions, offering users seamless wireless communication between devices, including adapters and gateways.

Key Features

Long Range Data Integrity

  • XBee
    • Indoor/Urban: up to 100’ (30 m)
    • Outdoor line-of-sight: up to 300’ (90 m)
    • Transmit Power: 1 mW (0 dBm)
    • Receiver Sensitivity: -92 dBm
  • XBee-PRO
    • Indoor/Urban: up to 300’ (90 m), 200' (60 m) for International variant
    • Outdoor line-of-sight: up to 1 mile (1600 m), 2500' (750 m) for International variant
    • Transmit Power: 63mW (18dBm), 10mW (10dBm) for International variant
    • Receiver Sensitivity: -100 dBmRF

Data Rate: 250,000 bps

Low Power

  • XBee
    • TX Peak Current: 45 mA (@3.3 V)
    • RX Current: 50 mA (@3.3 V)
    • Power-down Current: < 10 μA
  • XBee-PRO
    • TX Peak Current: 250mA (150mA for international variant)
    • TX Peak Current (RPSMA module only): 340mA (180mA for international variant
    • RX Current: 55 mA (@3.3 V)
    • Power-down Current: < 10 μA

Advanced Networking & Security

  • Retries and Acknowledgements
  • DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
  • Each direct sequence channels has over 65,000 unique network addresses available
  • Source/Destination Addressing
  • Unicast & Broadcast Communications
  • Point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and peer-to-peer topologies supported

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