[clug] Group buy for Jennic Zigbee modules

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Mon May 18 04:27:30 GMT 2009

Alastair D'Silva wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm going to be ordering some Zigbee modules for my home automation project
> - does anyone else want some?
> I am ordering the Jennic JN513-Z01-M00R1
> http://www.jennic.com/products/modules/jn5139_modules
> The current price is $40 each (you will want at least 2 modules), but I may
> be able to bring that down if enough people are interested.
> For comparison, the Xbee modules are $52.50 at www.microzed.com.au.
> The interface to the PC is via RS232 (TTL, so you'll need to level shift to
> 3.3V or hack a USB to serial cable), and the modules have a lot of cool
> stuff onboard:
> 	21 GPIO lines
> 	2 wire support
> 	SPI support
> 	16MHz MIPS based CPU
> 	96kB of RAM!! (huge for a microcontroller)
> 	4 analog to digital converters
> 	2 digital to analog converters
> 	Built in temperature sensor
> 	27mA current drawn when not sleeping (Xbee pulls 50mA)
> The really nice thing about the Jennic modules is that the microcontroller
> is completely under developer control - they provide the Zigbee stack and an
> SDK, and your app runs directly on the module (rather than having to use a
> separate microcontroller). The SDK can be downloaded from
> http://www.jennic.com/jennic_support/software/ (Win32, but since it's a
> standard GNU toolchain, it shouldn't be too hard to get it going under
> Linux). 
> Cheers,
> --
> Alastair D'Silva           mob: 0423 762 819
> Networking Consultant      fax: 0413 181 661
> New Millennium Networking  web: http://www.newmillennium.net.au
> skype: alastair_dsilva     msn: alastair at d-silva.org
> blog: http://alastair.d-silva.org

Hi Alistair,

I have a handful of the XBee modules, but these Jennic ones sound more
interesting. Put me down for 5.

What are you mounting them on? Have you developed your own PC or do
you have a proto board suitable for mounting them on?


Bob Edwards.

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