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Connectivity kit aids RF modules understanding

24th August 2015
Mick Elliott

The Digi XBee Wireless Connectivity Kit (XKB2-AT-WWC) will be available exclusively through Digi-Key for the next 90 days for $59. The platform provides a comprehensive resource for developers to better understand how XBee RF modules can be used for wireless device connectivity and sensor networking solutions.

With more than 10 million XBee modules deployed, the technology is proven to enable fast time-to-market, design flexibility, low development costs, and excellent range for those seeking to incorporate wireless capabilities into a whole new range of products and solutions.

The new connectivity kit offers beginners and experienced designers and engineers alike the opportunity to easily incorporate wireless communications into their designs.

The kit features two XBee Grove Development Boards - an innovative new board for XBee modules that incorporates the universal 4 pin connector used by Grove sensors, two XBee RF modules and micro-USB cables. With the kit, developers can gain an understanding of how to incorporate wireless connectivity into their solutions, as well as create prototypes for testing proofs-of-concept (POC).

“This is another step in our relationship with Digi-Key to enable hundreds of thousands of engineers to realize the value that Digi products offer,” said Richard Halliday, vice president of channel sales and alliances, Digi International. “Working with Digi-Key provides an efficient way to expose all types of designers to the entire breadth of innovative wireless capabilities Digi International offers – and demonstrates how easy it can be to incorporate reliable, scalable and secure wireless connectivity within a variety of products and solutions.”

 

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