This is a downstream E-blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/CPLD architectures.
This E-blocks Zigbee board uses a V2 XBee module (with chip or PCB antenna) to allow you to connect one or more E-blocks systems together using the Zigbee (wireless area network) standard, or to connect your system to a third-party Zigbee Series 2 system. The modules used are compliant with the 2007 Zigbee Pro standard.
Because of the nature of the Zigbee standard, there are two different boards. This board is pre-programmed to behave as a Coordinator node in a Zigbee system. The EB051R is pre-programmed to behave as a Router node.
Flowcode macros for this E-blocks board are available.
E-Blocks Zigbee Coordinator Features
- Create a wireless sensor network using E-blocks
- Flowcode macros available
E-Blocks Zigbee Board Resources
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera CPLDs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.