Zigbee Manufacturers &
Up until fairly recently ZigBee and WLAN together were believed by pundits to be
a low data rate and high data rate, respectively, replacement for Bluetooth. Now, it appears ZigBee will be carving
out a niche below and overlapping with Bluetooth integration opportunities. As a cheaper to manufacture and simpler
to integrate platform, ZigBee is making rapid advancements. User groups are still hashing out details, and like
with Bluetooth, ZigBee will certainly undergo a second round of specification tweaking once enough models are deployed
in consumer products to gain significant feedback. Pricing appears to be in the $1 target range, which does make
ZigBee more attractive then Bluetooth where application do not require more than a few 10s of kbps data. One big
advantage ZigBee has over Bluetooth is a sleep mode that keeps battery drain to a minimum and allows some applications
to go for years between battery changes. The links listed here will get you started in your quest for ZigBee technology
According to the
, it derives its name from the zigzag path of bees that serves to signal a new food source to
other members of the colony. The bee's survival depends on the continuous communication of information between every
member of the colony.
|ADTMag.com | adtmag.com/article.asp?id=10771
ZigBee Alliance Opens Membership to Adopter Class -article by John K. Waters.
The Basics of ZigBee Transmitter
Testing | ftp.ni.com/pub/devzone/pdf/tut_6631.pdf
From National Instruments.
Designing a ZigBee-ready
IEEE 802.15.4-compliant Radio Transceiver | rfdesign.com/mag/radio_designing_zigbeeready_ieee
Article from RF Design, by Khanh Tuan Le.
ZigBee Kit | elecdesign.com/Articles/ArticleID/10070/10070.html
William Wong, from
Home Networking with
ZigBee | embedded.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=18902431
Article by Mikhail Galeev, from Embedded.com.
Integrating ZigBee | wirelessnetdesignline.com/howto/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=173500576
Brief overview of designing a ZigBee interface for your product, from Wireless
Net DesignLine, by Khanh Tuan Le.
Move Over, Bluetooth; ZigBee is Here | designnews.com/article/13585-Move_Over_Bluetooth_ZigBee_is_here.php
| Waltham, MA
New wireless standard could
be lower-cost alternative for wireless sensing and control. From Design News, by Randy Frank.
PaloWireless | palowireless.com/zigbee
ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 Resource Center.
+44 (0) 1784 455511 | UK
An overview of of the ZigBee standard for remote sensor, data collecting applications
and its relationship to IEEE 802.15.4.
Reliable Wireless Networks
for Industrial Systems | microcontroller.com/Embedded.asp?did=149
Abstract from Ember Corp.
Routing in ZigBee: Benefits from Exploiting the IEEE 802.15.4 Association Tree
From IEEE, by Cuomo,
F., Della Luna, S., Monaco, U., and Melodia, F.
Terminals Link ZigBee
With GPRS, CDMA | edn.com/article/CA514315.html?industryid=2283
By Jeff Berman, from EDN.
Wireless Network Deployment Guidelines | jennic.com/files/support_files/JN-AN-1059-WPAN-Deployment-Guidelines-1v1.pdf
This document provides basic guidelines for the deployment
of a wireless network based on the ZigBee and/or IEEE 802.15.4 protocols. Application note from Jennic.
World's First ZigBee Phone Uunveiled | news.com.com/Worlds+first+ZigBee+phone+unveiled/2100-1039_3-5483855.html
Article by Graeme Wearden - Special to CNET News.com.
Zigbee Alliance | zigbee.org
The ZigBee Alliance is an association
of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring
and control products based on an open global standard.
ZigBee Alliance Shows off Latest
Devices | engadget.com/entry/1234000653034584/
Article by Marc Perton, from Engadget.
ZigBee (Almost) Arrives | wi-fiplanet.com/news/article.php/3448861
Article from Wi-Fi Planet,
by Eric Griffith.
Utility Meters Introduced | mrtmag.com/news/zig_bee_meters_030705
Article from Mobile Radio Technology Magazine.
ZigBee Homes in on Short Range Wireless | vnunet.com/analysis/1161702
From VNUnet.com, by Tom Sanders.
Zigbee Meshes With
Sensor Nets | eetimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=159905601
By Jon Adams, from EE Times.
Zigbee Mesh routing - Interactive Tutorial | freaklabs.org/index.php/Blog/Zigbee/zigbee-mesh-routing-interactive-tutorial.html
From Freaklabs Open Source ZigBee blog.
ZigBee Stack for a Chip Maker meshnetics.com/netcat_files/286_13.pdf
Project involving porting the ZigBee stack from Luxoft Labs into the Jennic MCU.
its Rise to Power | techworld.com/mobility/features/index.cfm?FeatureID=1075
Article from TechWorld, by Peter Judge.
ZigBee Tutorial | zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/tut/p/id/7118
Transceiver Engineering Options |
White paper from Cirronet, Inc.