AVR-ZigBee chipset

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Hi there,

I don't have enough experiense in ZigBee applications, so could someone help to find what I need.

Each product will be supplied by a 3V non rechargable battery. The microcontroller must be very low power. My application (without ZigBee) won't be larger than 16Kb, but there must be infrastructure, for easy connection of a pin to pin AVR with a larger memory. Also there must be no software changes, so the pin to pin AVR must be one of the same family.

Which ZigBee transiver and AVR (Mega or XMega) do you suggest me?

Thanks,

Michael

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Do you really need Zigbee, or will 802.15.4 work?

There are many discussions on this, many centered around certification such as in the US: For an application that is not high-volume, developing your own RF system may not be cost-effective due to the high cost of certification(s). So many of us will look for pre-certified "modules" and go from there.

To get started with Atmel & AVR RF, I'd first lok at the Raven setup and see how far you can go with that. And/Or explore the Atmel+Meshnetics offerings (ZigBit?).

Lee

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Lee,

I really need to use ZigBee a solution. That's why I asked if there is any suggestion of a microcontroller - transiver set.

Searching in the ATMEL's site I found 2 sollutions, but none of them based on any Xmega device.

Anyway thanks for your time.

Michael.

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none of them based on any Xmega device

Since no Xmegas have been spotted in the wild to this date, I am not surprised.

Lee

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I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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> ...but none of them based on any Xmega device.

They are simply too new for that.

Are you going to completely develop your own firmware? Then you've got
full freedom about your microcontroller choice.

However, since you're writing you need ZigBee, you probably want to use
one of the existing ZigBee stacks. In that case, you have to pick whatever
your ZigBee stack supports. For the Atmel chipsets, I think this is currently
in particular the combination of an ATmega1281 with the AT86RF230/231/212.

Jörg Wunsch

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