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Description: This is the XBee XBP24-BZ7PIT-004 module from Digi. The new Series 2B improves upon the power output and data protocol of the Pro Series2. Series 2B modules allow you to create complex mesh networks based on the XBee ZB ZigBee mesh firmware. These modules allow a very reliable and simple communication between microcontrollers, computers, systems, really anything with a serial port! Point to point and multi-point networks are supported.

Series 2B modules use a different hardware configuration from the earlier models and while they will communicate with Series 2 XBee modules, they are not compatible with the outdated Series 2.5 Modules.

Not sure which XBee module or accessory is right for you? Check out our XBee Buying Guide!

Note: If you are looking for a simple point-to-point configuration, you might want to try the Series 1 instead. The Series 2 requires considerable setup and configuration. We highly recommend Building Wireless Sensor Networks as a guide for setting up mesh networks.

Note: Series 1 and Series 2B XBee modules have the same pin-out. However, Series 1 modules cannot communicate with Series 2B modules.

Note: If you are using these outside of the United States, please check with your local laws regarding radio communication.

Features:

  • 3.3V @ 295mA
  • 250kbps Max data rate
  • 63mW output (+17dBm)
  • 1 mile (1600m) range
  • Built-in antenna
  • Fully FCC certified
  • 6 10-bit ADC input pins
  • 8 digital IO pins
  • 128-bit encryption
  • Local or over-air configuration
  • AT or API command set

Documents:

Replaces: WRL-08767

Comments 7 comments

  • what should i choose if i want a more directional signal? the PCB or the Wire antenna

  • What are the SMD pads on the module for?

  • The PCB antenna sounds very interesting. How does it compare to an external antenna, assuming same gain? Are there any setbacks to the PCB antenna?

  • Forgive me if I’m wrong but aren’t the XBee S2B modules 63mW (+18dBm) not 50mW (+17dBm)?

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  • The part number in the description doesn’t match the picture:
    Description:
    XBee XBP24-BZ7PIT-004
    Picture:
    XBP24-BCIT-004.
    The P in PIT stands for PCB ant. The C in CIT stands for chip ant.

    • We are taking new photos of this very soon and will update the description as well. This is, however, for the chip antenna module.


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