The XBee Explorer Regulated takes care of the 3.3V regulation, signal
conditioning, and basic activity indicators (Power, RSSI and DIN/DOUT
activity LEDs). It translates the 5V signals to 3.3V so that you can connect a 5V (down to 3.3V) system to any XBee module. The board was conveniently designed to mate directly with Arduino Pro boards and with the FTDI Basic boards for wireless bootloading
and USB based configuration.
This unit works with
all XBee modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and
Pro versions. Plug an XBee into this breakout and you will have direct access to the serial and programming
pins on the XBee unit and will be able to power the XBee with 5V.
This board comes fully populated with 3.3V regulator (16V max input), XBee socket, four status LEDs, and a diode to allow 5V systems to communicate safely with the 3.3V XBees. This board does not include and XBee module. XBee modules sold below.
Add a couple XBees
, and a USB Explorer
and you've got a great gift for that special electronics geek! For more gift ideas check out our SparkFun Gift Guide