Hands-On ZigBee

Implementing 802.15.4 with Microcontrollers


  • Fred Eady, Systems Engineer, EDTP Electronics, FL, USA

Since its recent introduction, the ZigBee protocol has created an enormous amount of buzz in venues from magazine covers to trade show floors to water coolers. Its promise of providing a simpler, cheaper, more power-efficient WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) alternative to WiFi and Bluetooth has opened up new data collection possibilities in application areas from industrial controls to medical devices to intruder alarms. Yet, despite this widespread interest, there is still little information available that goes beyond detailing the spec itself. Missing from the current ZigBee lexicon is practical, application-oriented guidance from an expert, specifically geared to aid engineers in implementing this new technology. Enter respected designer and popular columnist Fred Eady! With his new book, he provides the only comprehensive how-to ZigBee guide available.
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PRIMARY MARKET: Embedded System Developers, Designers, Programmers, Engineers and Hobbyists; Electrical, Computer and Network and Communications Engineers and Hobbyists; Network Technicians and IT ProfessionalsSECONDARY MARKET: Students, Technicians and Scientists involved in data collection, Industrial and Mechanical Engineers, Engineering Managers


Book information

  • Published: March 2007
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370887-8


"I recommend this book to anyone doing 802.15.4 or ZigBee development. It is likely that Eady touches on the platform you are or will be using and it contrasts it well with everything else out there." - William Wong, Electronic Design, August 2007

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Speaking the LanguageChapter 2 You Are Dangerous and You’re Going to HellChapter 3 Keep RunningChapter 4 A Loot At the ZMD 900 MHz IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee-Ready RadioChapter 5 Atmel Does IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee TooChapter 6 They Do Everything BIG in TexasChapter 7 Maxstream/XbeeChapter 8 Hopping Down the Bunny TrailChapter 9 Cirronet Adds Southern Flavor to IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBeeChapter 10 Silicon Laboratories Chapter 11 RenesasChapter 12 FreescaleChapter 13 PanasonicChapter 14 DLP DesignChapter 15 MicrochipChapter 16 TelegesisChapter 17 Cypress MicroSystems’s CapSense