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ZigBee development kit supports custom code

Posted: 19 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MaxStream? XBee? development kit? XBee-PRO RF module? processor?

MaxStream's XBee

MaxStream has announced a new version of the XBee development kit that offers OEMs and systems integrators the ability to load their own code to the MaxStream's XBee and XBee-PRO RF module's processor. The XBee Professional Developer's Kit is designed specifically for ZigBee applications that require a customized software configuration.

The XBee Professional Developer's Kit allows OEMs and systems integrators to configure the XBee RF modules with a combination of their own application code and either the Freescale/Figure8 ZigBee stack, Freescale's SMAC or 802.15.4. The kit includes information on the details of these different communication firmware packages, as well as how to integrate their application code into the module firmware. The XBee Professional Developer's Kit was created because of the demand from customers for a more flexible way to develop their own ZigBee application on top of existing communication topologies.

The XBee Professional Developer's Kit is configured to make it easier for developers to upload their own code directly to the XBee and XBee-PRO modules microprocessors, rather than requiring an additional processor being integrated into the end-product. The kit includes five modules without any firmware loaded, two interface boards (with additional LEDs and switches for configuration), a CD containing all of the firmware options and bootloader capabilities, and all the cables/accessories needed for communication and testing.

The XBee Professional Developer's Kit will be available in January 2006.

- Janine Love

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