XBee Shield V0.6 for Arduino Xino XRF XV, XBT (Ciseco B004)

XBee Shield V0.6 for Arduino Xino XRF XV, XBT (Ciseco B004)

Reference: Ciseco B004

XBee Shield V0.6 for Arduino Xino XRF XV, XBT (Ciseco B004)



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XBee Shield V0.6 for Arduino Xino XRF XV, XBT (Ciseco B004)

  • Supports XBee, XRF, Blue Bee, RFbee, XV, XBT, X232 etc

This new and improved shield has extra features employed to fix those niggles within the existing XBee shield designs and offer much more to the RF beginner. 

The spare space on the board has additional tracks that can if desired be used for the easy addition of a range of basic devices to complete a fully functioning wireless sensor.


Improvements over the standard XBee shield

  • Supports 3.3v and 5v microcontrollers.
  • Secondary XBee socket may be added, allowing gateway type operation.
  • Support for DS1307 Real Time Clock and battery backup.
  • Support for DS18B20 temperature sensor, LED, LDR, Buzzer etc.
  • No more 10 second wait at power up that many boards suffer. 
  • No need to remove the board when doing a download (YES! no more unplugging! or changing jumpers or flipping switches like all basic shields do) the RX/TX lines are automatically isolated. You don’t need to do anything, it does it for you. 
  • Sleep function that completely powers off the XBee, concurrently isolates RX/TX too (this facility seriously helps in debugging over a terminal window) 
  • Takes power from the left hand connector rather than the AVR programming header, this means any Ardunio shaped board should be supported, Cortino, Amicus, Xduino, Illuminato Genesis, Metaboard, Wiseduino, ARMmite PRO, Unduino, and probably anything else we don’t know about. 
  • Just 3 pins in use, RX/TX and pin 8 to wake/sleep. (can be modified to use other pins by removing the 0R resistor) 
  • XBee power on/sleep status indicator LED. 
  • RSSI or Assoc. indicator LED (ASSOC is default). 
  • Relocation of the XBee providing better reception for longer range and easier access.
  • Easy access pads for testing connections “off shield” eg on a breadboard. 
  • Breaks out VCC,GND,DIN & DOUT to 4x 2.54mm spaced pads. 
  • Every I/O pin has a secondary solder pad to allow for easy modification and construction of your projects. 
  • Designed by users for users.

Dimensions: 68.7mm x 53.4mm x 19mm(including legs) or 1.5mm for board alone 

Example code available for download at www.openmicros.org

Documentation - HERE

Alterations Guide - HERE

XRF - http://shop.ciseco.co.uk/xrf-wireless-rf-radio-uart-rs232-serial-data-module-xbee-shape-arduino-pic-etc/

Ciseco B004

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