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
ZigBee Alliance, 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.