Xbee wireless communication can be easily added to an Arduino Duemilanove USB board or Mega with this shield and on-board Digi (formally MaxStream) Zigbee XBee module capable of 30m indoors or 90m outdoors.
Our Code: COM-40002
The Arduino Xbee Shield with wireless module enables an Arduino Duemilanove or Mega to communicate wirelessly with another device including a PC or another Arduino. The shield can be used to replace the serial/USB connection or when configured in command mode the module can broadcast or network with other devices.
The shields breaks out each of the Xbee's pins to a through-hole solder pad. It also provides female pin headers for use of digital pins 2 to 7 and the analog inputs, which are covered by the shield (digital pins 8 to 13 are not obstructed by the shield, so you can use the headers on the board itself).
XBee networking is similar to WiFi 802.11 protocal found in common wireless devices like laptops but is a thrifty power solution without the complicated encryption layers making it ideal for robotics where we need our batteries to last.
Please check the Arduino page for more details and setup instructions.
|Frequency||2.4GHz (Approved as a wireless device in Australia)|
|Temperature range||-40 to 85 celcius|
|Current||45mA (Transmit), 50mA recieve at 3.3V|
|<10 µA in sleep mode|