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This page on Zigbee terminology describes terms related to Zigbee technology and related products. It covers what is zigbee, WPAN, RF4CE, zigbee coordinator, zigbee router, zigbee end device, zigbee PHY, AODV protocol, zigbee HA, zigbee security, XBEE, zigbee sensor, zwave etc.

Zigbee Terms Basic description RF Wireless World Reference
What is Zigbee The low rate Personal Area Network Standard is referred as zigbee. what is zigbee
WPAN Wireless Personal Area Network providing data rate transfer at the speed of about 250Kbps between devices. zigbee tutorial
RF4CE Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics is known as RF4CE. zigbee RF4CE
ZigBee Coordinator The device which act as router as well as master of the entire zigbee network is referred as zigbee coordinator.It takes care of both routers and end devices. Zigbee coordinator
ZigBee Router Zigbee router provides connectivity to zigbee end devices to use PAN based service. Zigbee router
ZigBee End Device The final subscribers of the zigbee network is referred as Zigbee End devices. Zigbee end device
Zigbee PHY The layer which takes care of modulation as well as data conversions so that zigbee packets can be sent over the medium without any distortion and will be received by other zigbee compliant devices. Zigbee Physical layers
AODV protocol Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector, protocol used for routing in zigbee network. Zigbee Protocol Stack
zigbee HA It refers to Home Automation using zigbee compliant devices such as lamps, fans, electric meters, sensors etc. Zigbee home automation
zigbee security Zigbee security refers to security of the entire zigbee network. Zigbee home security
XBEE It is the brand name from Digi International used for zigbee compliant devices.
zigbee sensor The devices which convert signal of one form to the other form such that it can be interfaced with zigbee network is referred as zigbee sensor. Zigbee sensors
zwave This is another PAN technology operating in 900MHz band and delivers data rate upto about 40Kbps. what is zwave

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