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SparkFun XBee Explorer USB
Including €0.01 for ecotax
This SparkFun XBee Explorer USB Board includes a FT231X converter for programming your XBee module directly from your computer.
WRL-11812 USB-to-serial XBee module: direct access to XBee unit programming pins
The WRL-1182 XBee module by Sparkfun is a base unit with an XBee and XBee-compatible socket. Thanks to its USB-to-serial XBee converter, you can connect your XBee module to the SparkFun XBee Explorer USB board and connect this to your computer’s USB port. You then have immediate access to the module’s serial and programming pins.
4 status LEDs show you the basic signals if you ever need to debug your module. You also have access to 2 breadboard-compatible headers allowing you to make full use of all your XBee module’s functions.
Compatibility of the XBee Explorer USB Board
This XBee accessory can be used with all XBee standard and pro modules from series 1 to series 2.5.
Please note however that no XBee modules are supplied with the XBee Explorer USB Board. You’ll also need a compatible USB cable.
Technical specifications of the WRL-11812 board
- Supply: 5 Vdc (via USB)
- USB: mini-USB
- Built-in FT231X USB-to-serial converter
- LED: RX, TX, RSSI (signal-strength indicator) and power indicator
- Dimensions: 35 x 28 mm
- USB cable not supplied
Resources for the XBee USB-to-serial converter
We’ve gathered all the hardware and software information as well as the download links for the XBee USB-to-serial converter for you here.