Connect with XBee® enabled peripherals using this mini PCI express XBee module. The module comes with a RP-SMA pigtail antenna cable and a tiny stub antenna. If used inside regular PCs or laptops, one of their pre-installed Wifi antennas can be abused as the Zigbee antenna.
The mini PCIe card has an "XBee® ZB SMT" module (P/N XB24CZ7UIS) installed with an FTDI USB to serial converter IC to connect with the PC. By using a special production technique, the module is only 3mm thick, so it fits in all full-size mini PCI express slots.
By the end of 2022, we came accross a project that required Zigbee 3.0. Also, the classic S2C was getting more and more difficult and costly to acquire. So we incorporated a new design based on the newer XBee3 module. An extra benefit is that it's protocol set is defined by firmware. So although the module ships as a Zigbee module, it can be reprogrammed to 802.15.4 or Digi's proprietary Digimesh protocol.
|XBee® mini PCIexpress module & antenna and one Digi XBIB-U-SS evaluation module with XBP24CZ7PIS