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Difference between Zigbee XBEE ZNet and XBEE PRO ZNet 2.5 RF Module

Both XBEE ZNet 2.5 and XBEE PRO ZNet 2.5 OEM are RF modules developed to operate with Zigbee protocol. These are developed by Digi International Inc. They need min. power and deliver data between remote devices using RF frequency of 2.4 GHz (ISM Band).

These devices are very popular due to lower cost. The device is available as a zigbee kit with RS232 and TTL interface for data connectivity with microcontroller/microprocessor and need about 5V power supply. This can be easily interfaced with RS232 port on the PC.

This XBEE Zigbee device is compatible with RS232/USB/RS485 XBEE adapters and also with zigbee stick, routers and gateways.

Following are silent features of these devices.
•  Distance of 300 m the indoor and 100 m in the outdoor.
•  Transmit power output of 20dBm (i.e. 100 mW)
•  Receiver sensitivity of -102dBm
•  RF data rate of 250Kbps
•  Supports point-to-point,point-to-multipoint and peer to peer topologies.
•  Approved in US and Canada

Following table mentions mentions difference between XBEE ZNet and XBEE PRO ZNet 2.5 zigbee RF radio.

Specifications Zigbee XBEE ZNet 2.5 Zigbee XBEE PRO ZNet 2.5
Indoor or Outdoor Range About 133 Ft. About 300 Ft.
Outdoor RF LOS Range About 400 Ft. About 1 mile
Transmit output power 3dBm with boost mode enabled
1dBm with boost mode disabled
10dBm for international flavor
RF data Rate 250Kbps 250Kbps
Serial interface rate
as per software configuration
1200 to 230400 bps 1200 to 230400 bps
Receiver sensitivity -96 dBm with boost mode,
-95 dBm without boost mode
-102 dBm
Supply voltage 2.1 to 3.6 V 3.0 to 3.4 V
Number of Channels 16 direct sequence channels 13 direct sequence channels
Addressing Supports PAN ID & addresses, cluster IDs and endpoints(optional) Supports PAN ID & addresses, cluster IDs and endpoints(optional)

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