ZigBee Wireless Card
with Analog In and Digital I/O

The MSI-P710  is a low cost, high performance wireless card providing the ZigBee protocol using a XBee ZB or XBee-PRO ZB modules operating at an rf frequency of 2.4 GHz. With advanced mesh networking functionality, XBee and XBee-PRO ZB modules improve data traffic management and allow for greater node density. The card is configurable for Transparent or API operation. Uses simple AT commands with a standard COM port provided by an onboard UART. The card can function as a Coordinator, a  Router or an End Device in the ZigBee mesh topology.

A 16C550 UART interfaces the XBee module to the PC/104 bus. The UART provides a 16 byte transmit and receive FIFO and baud rates are programmable from 1200 to 115,200 bits/s. Automatic hardware RTS and CTS flow control is used to prevent overflow of the local receiver and remote receiver FIFOs. The card I/O address is jumper selectable for COM1 thru COM4 with an optional 16-bit offset address. Ten interrupts are jumper selectable for ranges contained in IRQ2 thru IRQ15. The ZigBee I/O provides 4 lines of analog inputs individually selectable for 0-5V, 0-10V or 0-20mA with 10-bit resolution, and 5 TTL selectable as input or output.  A fused 5V@0.5A is provided on the I/O connector is available for powering analog and digital sensors connected to the card. All I/O lines have varistor surge  suppressors for transient voltage (lightning, etc.) protection.

The antenna connection to the card is provided by a SMA bulkhead connector. A 6" cable attaches this connector to the rf module which permits its removal from the card bracket for mounting into the user enclosure as an option. A sample BASIC test program is supplied that illustrates programming of the card for various XBee PRO commands. A BASIC interpreter for running this program is available at no charge.

Operates from -40° to 85° C and requires only +5V.


Data Sheet (Adobe Acrobat Format)

MSI-P710 User Manual (Adobe Acrobat Format)

XBee/XBee-PRO ZB User Manual (Adobe Acrobat Format)


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