Is XBee a UART?

Is XBee a UART?

The XBee modules interface to a host device such as a microcontroller or computer through a logic-level asynchronous serial port. They use a UART for serial communication with those devices.

How does XBee communicate?

XBee devices communicate with each other over the air, sending and receiving wireless messages. The devices only transfer those wireless messages; they cannot manage the received or sent data. However, they can communicate with intelligent devices via the serial interface.

How far can XBee communicate?

Regular, Pro and other things

XBee Device Range Protocol
XBee Pro 60mW Wire Antenna – Series 1 1 Mile 802.15.4
XBee Pro 900 RPSMA (retired) 6 Miles Multi-Point
XBee Pro 900 U.FL Connection (retired) 6 Miles Multi-Point
XBee Pro 900 Wire Antenna (retired) 6 Miles Multi-Point

Is Zigbee long range?

Its low power consumption limits transmission distances to 10–100 meters line-of-sight, depending on power output and environmental characteristics. Zigbee devices can transmit data over long distances by passing data through a mesh network of intermediate devices to reach more distant ones.

Is XBee a Bluetooth?

Digi XBee 3 Zigbee RF modules also support Bluetooth Low Energy as a single hardware solution. BLE can be used alongside Zigbee to support easy smartphone-based module configuration using the Digi XBee Mobile App. Beaconing applications can be developed with the Digi XBee Mobile SDK (Software Development Kit).

How do I use XCTU?

Add XBee modules to XCTU

  1. Connect two XBee modules to your computer using the USB cables.
  2. Launch XCTU.
  3. Click the Configuration working modes button .
  4. Click the Discover radio modules button .
  5. In the Discover radio devices dialog, select the serial ports where you want to look for XBee modules, and click Next.

How does Arduino communicate with XBee?

XBee is an RF module mainly used as a radio communication transceiver and receiver. It is mesh communication protocols, also XBee supports peer-to-peer as well as point to multi-point network communications wirelessly with the speed of 250 kbits/s, to operate XBee you need a transmitter and a receiver.