If you are looking for using Zigbee modules in your project and thinking of the cost and ease of implementation, then here are a few Low cost Zigbee modules available for online purchase in India. These modules come with different interface options viz SPI, UART etc.
We get modules that can provide RF range from 80m to 1000m and data rates of 100KBps to 1MBps. We need to choose the one best for us depending on our requirements. More the range more the cost.
What are Zigbee modules: Zigbee/Xbee modules are advanced RF transceivers operating in the license free 2.4GHz frequency band. Zigbee transceivers are used where a good robust RF communication with high noise immunity and guaranteed packet delivery is required. The most common application of Zigbee modules is the Sensor networks. These modules can be a very good replacement for the old RF transceivers used by students and hobbyists in their projects. Here is a list of few cheap and low cost Zigbee modules available for purchase in India.
Digi Zigbee modules :
This is long range high speed serial wireless communication module which can give range of 30 meters indoor or 100 meters outdoor. This module is ideal for robot to robots or robots to PC communication. This ZigBee wireless device can be directly connected to the serial port (at 3.3V level) of your microcontroller. By using a logic level translator it can also be interfaced to 5V logic (TTL) devices having serial interface. This module supports data rates of up to 115kbps. It has indoor range of 30 meters and outdoor RF line-of-sight range of up to 100 meters.
Supported Network Topologies: Point-to-point, Point-to-multipoint & Peer-to-peer
Number of Channels: (software selectable) 16 Direct Sequence Channels
Addressing Options: PAN ID, Channel and Addresses ADC and I/O line support AT and API Command Modes for configuring module parameters
Digi Zigbee modules are available for purchase in India at the price of
The MRF24J40MA Zigbee module comes with an SPI interface. In order to use the module the user must initialise the device registers using SPI interface. Even though UART is more common and easy to use than SPI among students, This module is the best among the ones i have used and works very reliably.
MRF24J40MA zigbee module is available for purchase in India
at Rs. 750 /- @ Mouser.com (To order from mouser.com check this link Where to buy electronics components in India?)
The MRF24J40MB Zigbee module comes with an SPI interface, In order to use the module the user must initialise the device registers using SPI interface.
MRF24J40MB zigbee module is available for purchase in India
at Rs. 900 /- @ Mouser.com (To order from mouser.com check this link Where to buy electronics components in India?)
TARANG Zigbee module:
TARANG Zigbee modules manufactured by Melange systems can be interfaced using UART interface and can provide RF range reach upto 100 meters to 50 kilo meters with a directional antenna :)
TARANG Zigbee modules are available for purchase in India
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