ZigBee is a standard based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for wireless personal networks. This standard allows for the creation of very lost cost and low power networks - these applications run for years rather than months. These networks are created from sensors and actuators and can wireless control many electrical products such as remote controls, medical, industrial, and security sensors.
Hundreds of companies are creating applications including Mitsubishi, Motorola, Freescale, and Siemens. This book is written for engineers who plan to develop ZigBee applications and networks, to understand how they work, and to evaluate this technology to see if it is appropriate to a particular project. This book does not simply state facts but explains what ZigBee can do through detailed code examples.
CHAPTER 1 HELLO ZIGBEE
CHAPTER 2 DECIDING ON ZIGBEE
CHAPTER 3 THE ZIGBEE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 4 ZIGBEE APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 5 ZIGBEE, ZDO AND ZDP
CHAPTER 6 THE ZIGBEE CLUSTER LIBRARY
CHAPTER 7 THE ZIGBEE NETWORKING LAYER
CHAPTER 8 COMMISSIONING ZIGBEE NETWORKS
CHAPTER 9 ZIGBEE GATEWAYS
APPENDIX A ZIGBEE 2007 AND ZIGBEE PRO
APPENDIX B ZIGBEE QUICK REFERENCE
APPENDIX C ZIGBEE CLUSTER LIBRARY QUICK REFERENCE
*Details how to plan and develop applications and networks
*Zigbee sensors have many applications including industrial automation, medical sensing, remote controls, and security
*Hot topic for today's electrical engineer because it is low cost and low power
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Zigbee Wireless Networking
Chapter OneHello ZigBee
Wireless networking standards are everywhere. You've heard of WiFi™ and Bluetooth™ and cellular technology. Perhaps you've heard of Active RFID, Wibree, WiMAX™, or Wireless USB. So, why ZigBee™?
The ZigBee wireless networking standard fits into a market that is simply not filled by other wireless technologies (see Figure 1.1). While most wireless standards are striving to go faster, ZigBee aims for low data rates. While other wireless protocols add more and more features, ZigBee aims for a tiny stack that fits on 8-bit microcontrollers. While other wireless technologies look to provide the last mile to the Internet or deliver streaming high-definition media, ZigBee looks to control a light or send temperature data to a thermostat. While other wireless technologies are designed to run for hours or perhaps days on batteries, ZigBee is designed to run for years. And while other wireless technologies provide 12 to 24 months of shelf life for a product, ZigBee products can typically provide decades or more of use.
The market category ZigBee serves is called "wireless sensor networking and control," or simply, "wireless control." In fact, the slogan for ZigBee is, "Wireless Control That Simply Works."
I'll get to that in a moment (the first code example in this book, "Hello ZigBee," simply works). The wireless control market has a number of unique needs for which ZigBee is ideally suited, because ZigBee is:
Able to achieve very low power
An open global standard