Wireless Solutions
802.15.4 is a standard specifying the physical layer and media access control for low data-rate wireless personal area networks. Building off of 802.15.4, ZigBee is a wireless protocol that allows users to build medium to large networks of sensors and controllers. ZigBee network devices consist of a coordinator and various end devices and routers.


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EM260 ZigBee/802.15.4 Network Processor  Silicon Labs' EM260 ZigBee/802.15.4 Network Processor
The EM260 integrates a 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.15.4-compliant transceiver with a 16-bit network processor (XAP2b core) to run EmberZNet, the Ember ZigBee-compliant network stack. The EM260 exposes access to the EmberZNet API across a standard SPI module, allowing application development on a Host processor. This means that the EM260 can be viewed as a ZigBee peripheral connected over a SPI. The XAP2b microprocessor is a power-optimized core integrated in the EM260. It contains integrated Flash and RAM memory along with an optimized peripheral set to enhance the operation of the network stack.

Development Tools

Texas Instruments' CC2538xFnn KitTexas Instruments' CC2530ZNP Mini Kit 
The CC2538EMK Kit is the ideal SoC for high-performance ZigBee applications. It combines a powerful ARM Cortex M3-based MCU system with up to 32K on-chip RAM and up to 512 K on-chip flash with a robust IEEE 802.15.4 radio. This enables it to handle complex network stacks with security, demanding applications, and over-the-air download.

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Jennic's JN5139-xxx-Myy FamilyJennic's JN5139-xxx-Myy Family
Jennic's JN5139-xxx-Myy family is a range of surface mount RF modules that enables users to implement IEEE802.15.4 or ZigBee compliant systems with minimum time to market and at the lowest cost.

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Transceiver ICs

Atmel's AT86RF231Atmel's AT86RF231
Atmel's AT86RF231 is a low-power 2.4GHz radio transceiver especially designed for ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 applications. The AT86RF231 is a true SPI-to-antenna solution.

Silicon Labs EM250Silicon Labs Offers Several Different IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee Solutions
The EM250 is a single-chip solution that integrates a 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.15.4-compliant transceiver with a 16-bit XAP2b microprocessor. It contains integrated Flash and RAM memory and peripherals.

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Product Training
Product Training Modules (PTMs) available from Digi-Key


Murata Electronics
ZigBee Modules Product Overview

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