XBee Shield V2.0

Introduction

The new version of XBee Shield is a standardized and stackable shield compatible with Arduino. You can easily stack any modules from the Bee series onto it, and build a wireless network for your project. In spite of that, it is also equipped with function of level conversion, which enables a double-way conversion between high& low IO levels. The reserved digital pins facilitate users to select TX/RX port using jumper caps.

Feature


  • Standardized shape design
  • Can be configured by connecting UartSBee module to USB
  • The DIN and DOUT pins can be connected with both UART and other digital pins(D2~D12)
  • Enlarged space for your own development
  • LED indicators

Compatibility


We have produced a lot of extension boards that can make your platform board more powerful, however not every extension board is compatible with all the platform board, here we use a table to illustrate how are those boards compatible with platform boards.

Note

Please note that “Not recommended” means that it might have chance to work with the platform board however requires extra work such as jump wires or rewriting the code. If you are interested in digging more, welcome to contact with techsupport@seeed.cc.

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Hardware Overview


Getting Started


Here we will show you how this XBee Shield V2.0 works with RF Bee. We also can use Bluetooth Bee or other modules.

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  • Plug RF Bee into Xbee Sheild V2.0.

  • Use a jumper cap to connect XB_TX and Digital 4. Also, Use a jumper cap to connect XB_RX and Digital 5. Of course you can change the digital port as you like. But don’t forget to change the port number in the definition of the demo code at the same time.

Note

The followings are its known limitations: 1. If you are using multiple software serial ports, only one can receive data at a time. 2. Not all pins on the Mega and Mega 2560 support change interrupts, so only the following can be used for RX: 10, 11, 12, 13, 50, 51, 52, 53, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 3. Not all pins on the Leonardo support change interrupts, so only the following can be used for RX: 8, 9, 10, 11, 14 (MISO), 15 (SCK), 16 (MOSI).

If you need further information about how to communicate, please refer to WIKI pages of relevant modules.

Resource


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