Microchip ZigBit™ Series Wireless Modules are ultra-compact, low-power, high-sensitivity IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee® OEM modules based on Microchip's mixed-signal hardware platform. Microchip ZigBit™ Series Wireless Modules, which occupy less than a square inch of space, are designed for wireless sensing and control and data acquisition applications. These ZigBit modules eliminate the need for costly and time-consuming RF development and shorten time to market for a wide range of wireless applications. Based on a solid combination of Microchip's latest MCU Wireless hardware platform, the ZigBit offers superior radio performance, ultra-low power consumption, and exceptional ease of integration.
Microchip ZigBit™ Series Wireless Modules are compatible with the robust IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee stack that supports a self-healing, self-organizing mesh network, while optimizing network traffic and minimizing power consumption. Microchip offers two stack configurations: BitCloud and SerialNet. BitCloud is a ZigBee PRO certified software development platform supporting reliable, scalable, and secure wireless applications running on Microchip's ZigBit modules. SerialNet allows programming of the module via serial AT-command interface.
Wide range of interfaces (both analog and digital)
9 spare GPIO, 2 spare IRQ lines
4 ADC lines + 1 line for supply voltage control (up to 9 lines with JTAG disabled)
UART with CTS/RTS control
Up to 30 lines configurable as GPIO
Capability to write own MAC address into the EEPROM
IEEE 802.15.4 compliant transceiver
BitCloud embedded software, including serial bootloader and AT command set
Small physical footprint and low profile for optimum fit in even the smallest of devices
Mesh networking capability
Easy-to-use low-cost Evaluation Kit
Single source of support for HW and SW
Building automation & monitoring
Wireless smoke and CO detectors
Structural integrity monitoring
HVAC monitoring & control
Machinery condition and performance monitoring
Monitoring of plant system parameters such as temperature, pressure, flow, tank level, humidity, vibration, etc.
Automated meter reading (AMR)
ATZB-24-A2/B0 ZigBit™ 2.4GHz Wireless Modules
Two different versions of Microchip ZigBit™ 2.4GHz Wireless Modules are available: the ATZB-24-B0 module with balanced RF port for applications where the benefits of PCB or an external antenna can be utilized; and the ATZB-24-A2 module with a dual chip antenna, satisfying the needs of applications requiring integrated, small-footprint antenna design.
Dimensions: 24 x 13.5 x 2.0mm for ATZB-24-A2 module and 18.8 x 13.5 x 2.0mm for ATZB-24-B0 module
Innovative (patent-pending) balanced dual chip antenna design with antenna gain of approximately 0dBi (for ATZB-24-A2 version)
RX sensitivity: -101dBm
Outperforming link budget: 104dB
Up to 3dBm output power
Power consumption: < 6μA in Sleep mode, 19mA in RX mode, 18mA in TX mode
Microchip ZigBit™ 700/800/900MHz Wireless Modules are extended-range, 784/868/915MHz modules. These modules are the latest addition to the ZigBit family and are enhanced by an output power amplifier and an input low-noise amplifier.
Microchip ZigBit™ 2.4GHz Amplified Wireless Modules have extended range and are enhanced by an output power amplifier and an input low-noise amplifier. Two different versions of the ZigBit 2.4GHz Amplified modules are available: the ATZB-A24-UFL with built-in U.FL antenna connector, and the ATZB-A24-U0 with unbalanced RF output.
Dimensions: 38.0 x 13.5 x 2.0mm
RX sensitivity: -104dBm
Outperforming link budget: up to 124dB
Up to +20dBm output power
Power consumption: <6μA in Sleep mode, 23mA in RX mode, 50mA in TX mode
2.4GHz ISM band
Extended range through additional PA and LNA
Ultra low power consumption combined with unprecedented range
Rapid design-in with built-in U.FL connector (ATZB-A24-UFL)
Flexibility in using a different external antenna for every application