This inexpensive XBee USB Adapter Board comes partially assembled and provides a solution to interface a PC or microcontroller to any XBee or XBee Pro module. The PC connection can be used to configure the XBee Module through Digi's X-CTU software.
This adapter board provides an easy interface to the XBee or XBee Pro modules by converting the 2 mm pin spacing to breadboard friendly 0.100" spacing. The adapter board also provides a way to connect pluggable wires or solder connections and also provides mounting holes.
Provides an easy interface to configure XBee Modules using Digi's X-CTU software
Converts XBee 2mm pin spacing to 0.100" pin spacing
4 status indicator LEDs for Power, RSSI, Associate and mode (sleep/ON)
Provides easy pluggable wire or solder connections
Includes mounting holes
Pin-out compatible with our other XBee Adapter boards
Voltage requirements: 5.0V from USB or VDD pin, 3.3V generated on-board
Current requirements: Varies with XBee Model
Communication: Serial pass-through to XBee module/USB to Host PC
Dimensions: 1.51 x 1.00 x 0.58 in* (38.3 x 25.6 x 14.8 mm*) * when headers are attached
Operating temp range: -40 to +158°F (-40 to +70°C)
The FAN2500S33X regulator used on Rev A of this adapter is rated at 100 mA continuous, 300 mA peak current. The regular XBee modules (802.15.4 and ZB) draw less than 55 mA, but XBee Pro modules can draw over 200 mA when in a continuous-transmit state. While this adapter board can supply enough current for the intermittent transmissions of XBee Pro modules typical to many common uses, applications requiring continuous, sustained transmissions from XBee Pro modules would be better suited to the XBee SIP Adapter (#32402), or the XBee Adapter Board (#32403) with an external regulator (not included).
Soldering assembly required. Tools Required: Soldering Iron, Solder, Flux, Diagonal Cutters or Hobby Knife and Saftey Glasses.