This is the very popular 2.4GHz XBee XBP24-AUI-001 module from Digi. The Pro series have the same pinout and command set of the basic series with an increase output power of 60mW! These modules take the 802.15.4 stack (the basis for Zigbee) and wrap it into a simple to use serial command set. These modules allow a very reliable and simple communication between microcontrollers, computers, systems, really anything with a serial port! Point to point and multi-point networks are supported.
If you are looking for distance, this module combined with a large 2.4GHz antenna is just about the longest range there is. Better performance than the chip antenna because of the ability to add a higher-sensitivity antenna.
Not sure which XBee module or accessory is right for you? Check out our XBee Buying Guide!
Note: If you are using these outside of the United States, please check with your local laws regarding radio communication.
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