Introduction

This guide explains the new XBee 868LP library. This module was specifically integrated for our new productlines Waspmote v15, Plug & Sense! v15 and Meshlium v4.0, released on October 2016.

If you are using previous versions of our products, please use the corresponding guides, available on ourDevelopment website.

You can get more information about the generation change on the document “New generation of Libeliumproduct lines”.

To know the main differences between XBee-PRO 868 and XBee 868LP see the table below.

[Old] XBee-PRO 868

[New] XBee 868LP

Frequency band

869.4 to 869.65 MHz

863 to 870 MHz

Tx power

25 dBm (software selectable)

14 dBm (software selectable)

Tx Current

500 mA typical at 3.3 V

48 mA typical at 3.3 V

RF data rate

24 kb/s

10 kb/s

Rx sensitivity

-112 dBm

-101 dBm

Max range, indoors/urban

up to 550 m

up to 112 m

Max range, outdoors (line of sight) with ~2.1dBi antenna

up to 13 km

up to 8.4 km

Regulatory approvals

Europe

Europe

XBee 868LP compatibility:

Item

Compatible

Notes

Waspmote 12

Yes

New Waspmote API needed (v025 or newer)

Waspmote 15

Yes

New Waspmote API needed (v025 or newer)

Old XBee-PRO868 codes

Depends

Minor changes:The XBee-PRO 868 library is capable of sending/receivingpackets with the new XBee 868LP. However, configuringchannels can only be done by the newest API version.

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