I just noticed that there is a new firmware available from DIGI for the XBeePro 900MHz radios.
The new firmware #1061 has added a choice for 1 or 2 stop bits for serial I/O.
New sleep functions , could be useful ground-side but not likely needed.
There also are some new network node functions.
There are 3 more diagnostic commands and there are functions for I/O sampling.
I haven't read though the updated manual, yet, but I hope to get to this weekend if the weather keeps me from flying.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 5, 2011 at 10:47pm
Comment by Chris Card on January 5, 2011 at 10:51pm

Sorry I thought it was implied... when using X-CTU software there is an update button.

I'll go to there site now & get the link for the manual & post it I a few minutes.

Comment by Chris Card on January 5, 2011 at 10:52pm

The updated manual can be found at: http://ftp1.digi.com/support/documentation/90000903_D.pdf


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Comment by Chris Anderson on January 5, 2011 at 11:35pm
Comment by Ersin Acar on January 6, 2011 at 12:43am
Anyone tested it ? i m really afraid of broke another Xbeepro :)
Comment by robert bouwens on January 6, 2011 at 1:27am

hi or low,

every few weeks new xbee firmware will be available.

some with more and some with less problems.

this is the reason why i think about using an atrf212 or 231 .

and doing 6lowpan  over the air :)

having a mesh network in the air to play with <G>



Comment by Chris Card on January 6, 2011 at 5:39pm

@ robert 

As far as I know there are only 4 differnent firmwares for the XBeePro900.

2 of them are for the digi-mesh (DM) function set and now there are 2 for the (DP) function set.

I have been using their radios (mostly X-tend & X-stream) since before digi bought out maxstream.

I have found these radios to be remarkably stable and reliable.

I have less experience with the Xbee radios, and my only real complaint is that the 'active-low' config. line is combined with the 'data-in' line and that there is no discussion about it in the manual , I have been meaning to contact them regarding this but I haven't yet.


@ Ersin I haven't tried the new firmware yet.

If my experience with the X-stream + x-tend radios reflects on the xbee's , one can recover from any firmware disaster if you have an interface board from digi. (such as loosing power during an update)

I intend to fully bench test my xbees this winter.


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