The XBee Simple Board has been designed to allow an easy and reliable connection between XBee modules and your application. XBee and XBeePRO modules are fully supported, even the new XBee Series 2 is supported (but not tested yet). The rock-solid construction and the high-power voltage regulator ensure the maximum reliability and full performances of the XBee module.
Note: Images on this page show the board with an XBee module and header pins installed for illustration purposes only; an XBee module is not included and the header pins are not mounted. The board ships with a 9-pin single-row, right-angle pin header that can be soldered to the back side of the board as shown in the top picture. Single-row straight-pin headers that can be mounted to the bottom side of the PCB are not included; you can order such headers as an add-on option at the bottom of this page.
Two LEDs allow constant monitoring of the board activity and fast troubleshooting. You can connect the board in several ways. You can use two 12-pin male headers to use the board with a standard 24-pin 2.54mm DIL form factor, or you can use only the pins you need for your application. You can also solder the wires directly to the pins needed. A useful connector is provided on the back side of the board, where you can find the most important XBee connections. A 90° strip header can be used here or any 2.54mm pitch connector, depending on your application needs.
The board can be powered from a regulated 3.3V source, on any 3.3V pins, or from an unregulated power source up to 12V through the VIN pin. When the internal regulator is used, you can power external devices from any 3.3V pins. The source power depends on the XBee module installed.
XBee Simple Board Specifications
XBee Simple Board Features
- RSSI and Associate LEDs to monitor XBee activity
- 3.3V output to power external devices (MCU boards, etc.)
- DIL24 form factor solder pads to use the board on breadboards or other 2.54mm-pitch standard boards. (Optional pin headers required)
- 9-pin 2.54mm-pitch rear connector for easy and fast connection. Connector included unmounted. You must solder the connector to the board yourself
- Compact size -- just few millimeters bigger than an XBeePRO module
Download XBee Simple Board datasheet
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