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xbee attached to connectcore 6ul

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Hi everyone,

Im trying to create a zigbee network with an xbee 3.0 attached to a connectcore 6ul pro with yocto. how can i control the xbee (configure the parameters and send packages)?
asked Mar 20, 2020 in Embedded Devices by pablovi96 New to the Community (26 points)

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Hi Pablovi96,

You do not need an XBee dev board.

The socket on the 6UL Pro is UART 2.


Your Yocto build will need a library to talk to the module.


Personally, I prefer python but you can use whatever you prefer.

Then you just use the existing info in the library help which you can find on Github.


There is a GUI for setting the XBee, XCTU, but it does not come in a Linux ARM build.
answered Mar 26, 2020 by NicholasYourIoT Community Contributor (72 points)
selected Mar 31, 2020 by pablovi96
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Have you looked at the documentation and sample applications at https://www.digi.com/support/productdetail?pid=5619&type=documentation

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answered Mar 20, 2020 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (14,249 points)
Yes, but I dont find any information about how to control the xbee. I have tried to connect the USB and find the device with XCTU but doesnt work.
I would not expect XCTU to locate the radio via the CC6UL.  I would expect it to find it if you mounted it on a Development board for the XBee and connected that to the PC.

As for the other, you might need to send an email to tech.support@digi.com for someone to provide you the link to the data you are looking for.
Ok so I need a development board for the xbee? I was hoping to be able to do it from the CC6UL...
Thank you