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 ZB108 ZigBee Micro Controller

ZB108 ZigBee Micro Controller

The ZB108 ZigBee Micro Controller offers 3 in 1 functionality by combining 802.15.4 / ZigBee wireless communications with embedded intelligence and digital / serial connectivity.

The ZB108 features "ZigBee" wireless networking, which operates at the 2.4GHz, licence-free IEEE 802.15.4 international standard, providing secure and robust two- way communications up to 100m between nodes, with routing over multiple nodes for larger networks and longer distances. Additional security and redundancy is provided with encryption and alternative routing of messages in the event of a single node failure.

Complementing its embedded micro-controller, the ZB 108 integrates 4 PNP Digital Inputs, 4 FET short circuit protected outputs, and RS232/RS422/RS485 selectable serial connection with extensive LED diagnostics. The unit accepts 12 – 24VDC to cater for both mobile and fixed plant control and monitoring applications, and has an IP65 enclosure with cage clamp termination for sensor wiring. It is programmable in "C", or can be pre- programmed to user requirements at IDC before shipment.

To support the development and integration of the product range, IDC has developed client server applications which include the ZBServer for web services integration, "over the air" programming, data logging, and OPC connectivity for SCADA integration.

Typical applications for IDC's ZigBee-based systems range from simple remote monitoring to eliminate cabling, to mobile plant monitoring and tracking, to full- blown telemetry systems for site- wide distributed control of multiple motor drives with hundreds of sensors and actuators.


  • 2.4GHz IEEE802.15.4/ZigBee Private Area Network
  • ZigBee Mesh Networking
  • 4 Digital Inputs
  • 4 Digital Outputs
  • RS232/RS422/RS485 Serial Port
  • 10 - 30v DC nominal supply
  • Unique 16 digit MAC address
  • Extensive LED Indication
  • Cage clamp termination - accepts up to 0.5mm cable cores
  • IP66 Enclosure provided with wall mounting bracket
  • Extensive LED Diagnostics
  • Prices from £450 for a single unit - contact us for volume pricing


Industry standard 8051 MCU, 32 MHz, 8 bit Microcontroller
8kB RAM, 128kB Flash, Optional SPI memory
Wireless Communications
2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver
Power Supply Input Vs
10–30V DC @ 6 Amp Max.
Transducer Power Supply
10–30V DC (Nominal 24V DC) @ 0.5 Amp
Serial Port Power Supply 1
10–30V DC (Nominal 24V DC) @ 0.5 Amp
Serial Port Power Supply 2
3.3V DC (Regulator limited – up to 1.5A)
Digital Inputs
4x PNP/Contact 10–30V DC (10mA @ 24V DC), selectable 10ms filter
Digital Outputs
4x Hi Side FET – Vs @ 1Amp – Short Circuit Protected
Serial Communications
RS232 / RS422 / RS485, 120Ω and 300Ω termination switch
LED Diagnostics (1)
Power, Radio status (OK / Fail), Serial status (RxD / TxD)
LED Diagnostics (2)
4x DI Status (State / Filter), 4x DO Status (State / Short or Open Cct)
SPI Memory Option
FRAM (>>512kbit); EEPROM (>>512kbit); FLASH (>>32Mbit)
Radio Data Rate
256 kbps
Receiver sensitivity
-94 dBm
RF Output Power
Power programmable (-25dBm – 0dBm)
Unique 64-bit MAC address chip
Cage clamp, 0.14 - 0.5mm2 solid/stranded, 6A, 63V
Brass, IP68, Cable OD 3.5 – 5.5mm
ABS - Flame Retardant (UL 94 V-0), 160 x 90 x 50 (W x H x D mm)
DTI Research & Development Award 2006
DTI Research & Development Award 2006
Annubis Award 2007 Annubis Award 2007
ISO9001:2000 Approval 2005 ISO9001:2000 Approval 2005
DTI Smart Award 2005 DTI Smart Award 2005
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