July 29, 2011 AT 11:52 am

Digi Launches Wi-Fi Version of Popular XBee Module

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Digi Launches Wi-Fi Version of Popular XBee Module, we’re checking this out shortly!

Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII) today introduced the XBee® Wi-Fi, an embedded module that enables industry leading low power, serial-to-Wi-Fi networking in the popular XBee form factor.  Because of the XBee’s common footprint and application programming interface (API), customers can now create a single board design for wireless products that supports 802.15.4, ZigBee, ZigBee Smart Energy, 2.4 GHz, 900 and 868 MHz, Wi-Fi and proprietary DigiMesh protocols.  

“XBee modules offer developers tremendous flexibility and are extremely easy to use,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Digi International.  “By adding a low-power Wi-Fi module to the XBee product family we give customers the fastest and most flexible way to get Wi-Fi up and running on their systems.”

Ideal for energy management, wireless sensor networks and intelligent asset management, the XBee Wi-Fi offers 802.11 b/g/n networking and flexible SPI and UART serial interfaces. Because the module includes the 802.11 b/g/n physical layer, baseband MAC and TCP/IP stack, developers can add Wi-Fi to their products simply by connecting to the XBee Wi-Fi’s serial port.  The XBee Wi-Fi is fully tested at manufacture and comes with modular certification for the U.S., E.U., Canada and a number of other countries, further reducing the time to market, development expense and design complexity.

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4 Comments

  1. Cool! Competition for the Wi-fi shield. Do you think adafruit may carry these in the future?

  2. @brian – we will need to 1)test it and 2)see if digi offers wholesale / bulk discounts so reselling is possible.

  3. I for one am hoPing you check this out finally maybe cOst efficient wifi will come back to arduino cost and friendlyness was lost by the losing of the wifly. Prices for the xbee wifi looks pretty yummy if it functions well and easy enough.

  4. I’m hoping it works well, and is better than the Ethernet shield; 4 momentary connections when you want to write a BBS on an Arduino?

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