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ZigBee Beginner Pls Help

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Hi all,
can anybody suggest some tutorials regarding ZigBee basics, how to form a network, how to configure a network etc. please suggest some good tutorials for a beginner.


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ZigBee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You can learn a lot of general information from the ZigBee Alliance web page.
ZigBee Alliance > Home

For more technical information and if you have already started with a ZigBee stack, you will also need ZigBee specification (together of course with the stack's user guide). You can request a download from the alliance.
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Hi all,
Is there any good video tutorials available? Since i am new to this networking side, and i have time limit to learn zigbee, i think video tutorials can help me more. Pls share if you have any.



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ok. Thank you. I will check these links.
 

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To understand Zigbee itself, check out the following links:

Gentle Guide to Zigbee: **broken link removed**

Zigbee Technical Foundations: **broken link removed**

Zigbee 101: **broken link removed**

Zigbee 102: **broken link removed**

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thank you sir, this manual is a big help for me to understand zigbee well. i am also an aspirant to make zigbee part of our project on next semester.again, thank you
 

Hi dabby21,


Be sure and checkout the group:

Embedded Wireless Networks
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I have several sections devoted to the ZigBee protocol, projects, tutorials and documentation, with new postings regularly.


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hi bigdogguru,

i was able to check all the links that you have given on different post regarding zigbee, and i am studying and understand them well easily. a big thank you for that,really, this forum is a great help on those people who are just starting to understand more deeper about anything on electronics world. once again thank you Sir!

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by the way sir bigdogguru, our teacher told us that we were going to used zigbee with MRF24J40MA as tranceivers, specifically we are on coordinator side because this project was divided into two as a team. the other group is on the end users. later this afternoon, we will be testing some programs about this and honestly im a blank page in terms of this matter. still im reading all the articles and links that this forum provides about zigbee. thanks for that. till then sir
 

Hi,

You are using the ZigBee and not the MiWi Protocol. Correct?

If you are using Microchip's MRF24J40MA with the ZigBee Protocol you'll need to study the schematics and code samples for the PICDEM Z:

PICDEM™ Z Demonstration Kit User’s Guide

AN1192 MRF24J40 Radio Utility Driver Program

MRF24J40MA Data Sheet

I have included some of the relevant appnotes as well. I wasn't able to find the ZigBee Demo Code online. However, fortunately I own the PICDEM Z Kit, so I have included the Demo Code as an attachment. There is a ZigBee Coordinator Example Code in the zip file.

I have looked but have failed to find many online projects or examples using the MRF24J40MA, so this is most of the available information.

Good Luck with your project.

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Hi sir bigdogguru,

im so glad that ive came to this forum and the admins were pros and unselfishly help newbies like me. before, my head keep spinning and a big question on it how to start out a project regarding zigbees. now i can start a plan on our project with this helpful links, guides and tips. thank you Sir bigdogguru, the above links that youve given is exactly what our teacher demonstrate to us last 2 days. i was ought to search about zigbee 2006,but its all done, you already gave it. very big thanks to that sir. till then.

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by the way sir, forgot to add this. our teacher said that the final project proposal about zigbee will be push through this coming friday because he encountered some problems on the compiler, c18 lite, which where he burns the program to pic18f4550. i dont know whats the error but he says c18 cracks can solve this problem. any idea regarding this matter sir?
 

A very good resource is ZigBee Alliance > Home to start learning about the protocol and getting familiar with it. As a second step take a look at some examples.

Also, I would recommend considering the CC2520 instead for many reasons.








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Also, I would recommend considering the CC2520 instead for many reasons.

I do not believe that is really an option in this case. As dabby21 indicated it is a classroom project and the teacher has dictated the device to be used, the MRF24J40MA.

by the way sir bigdogguru, our teacher told us that we were going to used zigbee with MRF24J40MA as tranceivers, specifically we are on coordinator side because this project was divided into two as a team.

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hi hermandez,

thanks for the suggestion, ive already gone on zigbee alliance and scan every sources of it that can give. well, ive learned something with that. and sir bigdogguru was right, we required to used the pic dem Z which MRF24J40MA will be the tranceivers regarding with these project. but big thanks for suggesting it

sir bigdogguru,

sir, i would like to thank you sir for the demo you have given me. our teacher mess up the workspace/ source code of the coordinator, i dont know whats the reason and told me to research for it.Ive just downloaded it a while ago. and came to me as a big surprise. all we need regarding demo were exactly what we need that you have been provide. really sir bigdogguru. thank you. its such a relieve and big help all the way. and to me personally cause our teacher look at me as a small time student way back then. but im sure with this, ill make a big shot and change my face value to him.

by the way, sir, any suggestion of what project/s can beginner's do(like me) regarding zigbee's? or anyone can suggest? ive got a lot in mind but cant make it up yet. thanks in advance. til then sir, till then everyone
 

No problem dabby21, I'm glad to be of some help.

I also found another appnote which maybe of use:

Microchip ZigBee® PRO Feature Set Protocol Stack

While it does deal with the ZigBee PRO Stack, instead the stack version you will be using. It does contains some good tips and pointers.

BigDog
 
hi sir bigdogguru,

ive been studying all the data sheets and features that you have given me, its been good so far but i find it hard to understand how to set up the micro controller, the zigbee and tranceivers to communicate, i mean, where will i put my program for coordinator,end user and router, where can i find mac addresses of the end user and how to configure them, youve been given me demos about those but can you help me to point out where will be going to insert edit and configure such things? weve been planning to do a fire alarm thermal and smoke sensor in a housing community for instance,and i cant understand how it will go through it, with ADC conversions etc. i hope you do get me sir bigdogguru thanks in advance.
 

hi sir bigdogguru,

ive been studying all the data sheets and features that you have given me, its been good so far but i find it hard to understand how to set up the micro controller, the zigbee and tranceivers to communicate, i mean, where will i put my program for coordinator,end user and router, where can i find mac addresses of the end user and how to configure them, youve been given me demos about those but can you help me to point out where will be going to insert edit and configure such things? weve been planning to do a fire alarm thermal and smoke sensor in a housing community for instance,and i cant understand how it will go through it, with ADC conversions etc. i hope you do get me sir bigdogguru thanks in advance.

Sure.

Do you have any code you have developed for the coordinator that you can zip and upload? I will attempt to show you how to setup communications between devices on a mesh network.

BigDog
 

hi sir bigdogguru,

we havent in touch yet in developing codes, were on the stage of knowing it,unfortunately, slowly,but we, my group, have a bit of idea how zigbee works, but as soon as we developed codes regarding zigbees, ill inform you sir and hopefully, youll guide us all through out.

ive been researching for LM35 simulations on pic18f4620, since we change the pic that we will be using on our project. ive read some of the topics out there and been understading mostly of it. ive downloaded fragnance simulation on proteuse,try it and was been successful. he got the codes but it was in .asm and .bas. i cant understand the .asm though since im not good in assembly but was getting out any points on .bas. and i am developing a code right now for the simulation of LM35 to pic18f4620 and output the data on LED's.

i hope within this week we can keep in touch and can understand well regarding zigbees complication. thanks in advance sir,till then
 

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