473,387 Members | 1,641 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 473,387 software developers and data experts.

xbee programming

I have one xbee module used as cordinator (host side). This side is connected to PC.

And this cordinator needs to communicate to other end-devices. These end-devices are battery powered and not connected to any PC.

Now, I want the end-devices to send their Identity (may be any text or MY address) on power up wirelessly to the host. This host should receive this information from end-devices and send back an ACK signal to end-devices. And this ACK signal when received by the end-devices should turn-on/turn-off LED on end-device board.

I am not using any mcu on end-devices. Can I do this task without the micro-controller unit(mcu)?

Thanks in advance,
Fahad
Nov 19 '07 #1
4 8241
Hai, your problem is same with me.
But i just a little bit found the solver, that is using "ActiveX Control for ZigBee or XBee".
If you have ActiveX ZigBee or ActiveX XBee, so you can easily create a program like you described.
And now the problem is, I can't found the activeX ZigBee or ActiveX XBee. Can you find it for us?
Please reply me by email on Email@NotAllowedOn.ThisSite

Thanks
Dec 28 '07 #2
Hi,

I have imported Xbee modules (XB24-BWIT-004) and Xbee starter pro development kit. It has XBIB-U-DEV and XBIB-R-Dev development kits with 10 Xbee motes and two Xbee pro motes. So I have configured the codewarrior development environment in my PC (Windows XP) and also I have configured the TOSSIM environment with Cygwin (on the same platform). So I need to know, how I should start to program the Xbee motes using nesC programming language. Codewarrior supports C/C++ languages only. I have already tried some sample nesC codes on TOSSIM simulator.
It is better if anyone of you can guide me along this suggested path or else can you suggest a procedure to start programming for the Xbee platform.

Thanks.
Kushan
Aug 22 '08 #3
Plater
7,872 Expert 4TB
The XBee really isn't a "platform" in the sense that you don't write code to run ON it.
Write your code to communicate with the Serial Port it creates when connected, follow the XBee's manual for unerstanding what commands to send it to communicate and you should be fine.
Aug 22 '08 #4
Xbee module when properly configured automatically send acknowledgement for packets received. If an end device is powered on it immediately sends its ID to the co-ordinator. You can check this thro' X CTU or any terminal software with the XBee modules connected t5hro RS232 port.

You can't program Xbee and you need a MC connected thro the USART to do any other work based on the command received. But Xbee has IOs 9end points) with which you can do simple tasks without a MC
Sep 19 '08 #5

Sign in to post your reply or Sign up for a free account.

Similar topics

2
Plater
by: Plater | last post by:
Here at work we've been using MaxStream's Xbee product (ZigBee implementation). Now I have to re-work the code (our head software guy banded it out in like a day as a time crunch so it's seriously...
0
by: shobhon | last post by:
Can anyone please tell how to setup xbee series 2 . i have set up one xbee with co-ordinator and ther other one with end device. Now i have i have opened one of the ADC port setup sample rate.. but...
1
by: Chakshika | last post by:
Hello, We are doing a wireless sensor network project using Xbee modules as our University Final year project. We have bought some Xbee Series 2 modules and Two XBIB-U-DEV (and XBIB-R-DEV)...
0
by: mlkushan | last post by:
hi, I have imported Xbee modules (XB24-BWIT-004) and Xbee starter pro development kit. It has XBIB-U-DEV and XBIB-R-Dev development kits with 10 Xbee motes and two Xbee pro motes. So I have...
4
by: Pancakes | last post by:
Hello all, this is my first post in these forums, so bear with me if I've broken a few rules here or there. Anyhow, I would like to ask if anyone if familiar with the XBee Pro, here, and...
1
by: boredo212 | last post by:
I have ordered the XBEE Starter kit and was able to use XCTU to get the two modules to communicate through the two dev boards (USB and RS-232). Now I would like to take it to the next step by...
16
by: KDaly | last post by:
Hey guys, I was kind of hoping that someone could help me out with a project I am working on for school... We are desigining a robot that someone will approach, and the robot will ask the user if...
13
by: ritusingh2008 | last post by:
Hello, I am recently using Xbee radios.I need to develop a relay network using 3 radios.how is it possible? I am using X-CTU software. Is it possible to develop a relay network using only X-CTU...
21
by: ritusingh2008 | last post by:
Hello, I have transmitted an APi frame fron one xbee radio to other.I am able to receive it in 2nd xbee radios.I can see it xbee terminal.If i want to find the RSSI value for it how can i calculate...
0
by: taylorcarr | last post by:
A Canon printer is a smart device known for being advanced, efficient, and reliable. It is designed for home, office, and hybrid workspace use and can also be used for a variety of purposes. However,...
0
by: ryjfgjl | last post by:
In our work, we often receive Excel tables with data in the same format. If we want to analyze these data, it can be difficult to analyze them because the data is spread across multiple Excel files...
0
by: emmanuelkatto | last post by:
Hi All, I am Emmanuel katto from Uganda. I want to ask what challenges you've faced while migrating a website to cloud. Please let me know. Thanks! Emmanuel
1
by: Sonnysonu | last post by:
This is the data of csv file 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 the lengths should be different i have to store the data by column-wise with in the specific length. suppose the i have to...
0
by: Hystou | last post by:
There are some requirements for setting up RAID: 1. The motherboard and BIOS support RAID configuration. 2. The motherboard has 2 or more available SATA protocol SSD/HDD slots (including MSATA, M.2...
0
marktang
by: marktang | last post by:
ONU (Optical Network Unit) is one of the key components for providing high-speed Internet services. Its primary function is to act as an endpoint device located at the user's premises. However,...
0
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can...
0
Oralloy
by: Oralloy | last post by:
Hello folks, I am unable to find appropriate documentation on the type promotion of bit-fields when using the generalised comparison operator "<=>". The problem is that using the GNU compilers,...
0
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.