Description: This is the very popular 2.4GHz XBee module from Digi. These modules take the 802.15.4 stack (the basis for Zigbee) and wrap it into a simple to use serial command set. These modules allow very reliable and simple communication between microcontrollers, computers, systems, really anything with a serial port! Point to point and multi-point networks are supported.
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Note: If you are using these outside of the United States, please check with your local laws regarding radio communication.
Based on 2 ratings:
XBee as product is excellent!!!! There is a learning curve involved to configure Xbee, once you know how to configure you are good. Not very clearly documented on xbee website that VREF is must if you want to use gpio as ADC.
I placed two orders, total of some 10 Xbee modules from spark fun. Their shipping and ordering system is not mission critical. The two day shipping I paid was not shipped on time. I have heard similar stories from many of my friends at work.
I have been able to get two XBees communicating when both are plugged into a computer running XCTU (one on a USB explorer dongle one on an Arduino running an empty sketch).
However, I have not been able to get the Arduino itself to interact with the module.