Digi XBEE THT GROVE Development Board (76000956)
The XBee Grove Development Board is a simple-to-use base unit. You can use it to evaluate XBee modules, as it connects any XBee/XBee-PRO module to a PC or microcontroller. One of the main features of the board is that it has several Grove connectors where you can plug in a Grove Module. You can learn more about the Grove module on the Seeed Studio wiki.
The XBee Grove Development Board can be powered from the 5V supply available on the USB connector or from an external battery connected to a 2-pin, 2mm pitch, PH type connector from JST. When both supplies are available, the board is powered from the USB. The board has a 3.3V regulator that generates 500mA supply
The XBee Grove Development Board provides two 10-pin, THT, 2mm pitch sockets to connect a THT XBee module. It is compatible with both regular XBee/XBee-PRO and programmable XBee. Footprints for two 10-pin, THT, 2.54mm pitch connectors are available on the board. These
footprints can be used to solder a pin header on the top or bottom to access the XBee signals or to connect the XBee Grove Development Board to a bread board.
The XBee Grove Development Board includes a microUSB connector and an FT232RL USB to RS232 converter to communicate with the serial port of the XBee. A green LED and a yellow LED show the status of the TX and RX lines. The hardware flow control signals of the XBee (XBee_RTS and XBee_CTS) are connected to the FT232RL device. Two serial 0R resistors disconnect the flow control of the chip if this functionality is not needed.
The XBEE_DTR_N signal is also connected to the FT232 chip. XCTU uses this signal to enter in the boot loader and will recover the module from incorrect firmware. A configurable 0R resistor disconnects this signal if the functionality is not needed. A three-pin jumper configures the serial port in a loop back mode, connecting the RX and TX lines together. When positions 1-2 are closed, the serial port is configured in normal mode. In
this mode, the serial port of the XBee is connected to the microUSB connector. If positions 2-3 are closed, the serial port will work in loopback mode. In this mode, the data transmitted by the XBee will be connected to the RX pin.
The XBee Grove Development Board has a push button connected to the commissioning pin of the XBee module. The commissioning pin of the XBee is also connected to the Grove AD0 connector. You can use the commissioning push button in ZigBee or DigiMesh to aid in deploying devices in a network.
|Dimensions||2 × 2 × 6 in|