Module makes it easier to add Wifi to products

Digi International has introduced the XBee Wi-Fi, an embedded module that enables low power, serial-to-Wifi networking in the XBee form factor.

Because of the XBee’s common footprint and application programming interface, users can create a single board design for wireless products that supports 802.15.4, Zigbee, Zigbee Smart Energy, 2.4GHz, 900 and 868MHz, Wifi, and proprietary Digimesh protocols.

Suitable for energy management, wireless sensor networks and intelligent asset management, the XBee Wi-Fi provides 802.11 b/g/n networking and flexible SPI and uart serial interfaces.

“XBee modules offer developers tremendous flexibility and are extremely easy to use,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Digi International.

“By adding a low-power Wifi module to the XBee product family we give customers the fastest and most flexible way to get Wifi up and running on their systems.”

Because the module includes the 802.11 b/g/n physical layer, baseband mac and TCP/IP stack, developers can add Wifi to their products simply by connecting to the XBee Wi-Fi’s serial port.

It is fully tested at manufacture and comes with modular certification for the USA, EU. Canada and a number of other countries, reducing the time to market, development expense and design complexity.

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