Zigbee

a complete loT solution — from mesh network to the universal language that allows smart objects to work together

The technology

Mature full-stack wireless standard

 Zigbee 3.0 is a complete IoT solution – specifying from the PHY layer, the IEEE802.15.4 up to the application layer called Zigbee cluster library. The networking layer (Zigbee PRO) provides a secure and robust mesh networking technology.

While the unifying the Zigbee application layer found in millions of products on the market today. This enables customers to create multi-vendor ecosystems and Zigbee alliance have certified over 2500 products to date. It is a solution targeting multiple market, including smart home, building, industrial, retail, health, and more

Zigbee 3.0 layers

Zigbee key features and performance

Our Zigbee software offering makes it possible for customers to take the advantage of the latest features both Bluetooth and Zigbee 3.0, via its concurrent multi-protocol capabilities. It all adds up to a feature-rich, powerful Zigbee software solution.

Zigbee network topology Multiprotocol
Mature Up to 250 kbps (node to node) Protocol concurrency
Secure +1000 nodes Bluetooth 5 / Bluetooth mesh / Thread / 802.15.4 / ANT / 2.4 GHz
   Mesh network  
Global Routers, end devices, sleepy end devices

Recommended for Zigbee

The nRF52840 is fully multiprotocol capable with full protocol concurrency

nRF52840 SoC

High-end nRF52 Series multiprotocol SoC for high-performance, feature-rich applications with best-in-class security.

64 MHz Cortex-M4F
1 MB Flash, 256 KB RAM
2.4 GHz Transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh
ANT, 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee
+8 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM, ARM CryptoCell
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM, I2S, QSPI
PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC-A
USB 2.0

Zigbee Software

Software Development kit

Nordic support Zigbee 3.0 product development with the nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC and the nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee. 
This solution brings the significant benefits of Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee into a single chip design. Bluetooth offers unparalleled, ubiquitous connectivity especially in mobile devices, while Zigbee brings a flexible robust mesh connectivity capability with strong security.

The nRF5 SDK for Zigbee is built on the industry proven ZBOSS 3.1 stack from DSR company. The ZBOSS stack is optimized for minimal resource usage, robust execution, and high performance. The nRF52840 and the Zigbee stack was certified as a Zigbee compliant platform in Sept 2018.

Zigbee SDK block diagram

The nRF5 SDK for Zigbee is built on the industry proven ZBOSS 3.1 stack from DSR company. The ZBOSS stack is optimized for minimal resource usage, robust execution, and high performance. The nRF52840 and the Zigbee stack was certified as a Zigbee compliant platform in Sept 2018.

 

Zigbee features in this software:

  • Pre-built ZBOSS Zigbee stack 
  • Ready to build Zigbee 3.0 certified products 
  • Support for all devices types 
  • Multiple examples for different ZB clusters 
  • Multi-protocol support for Zigbee and Bluetooth 5 
  • Command line interface example Over-the-air firmware update over Zigbee and Bluetooth LE 
  • Zigbee compliant platform 
 

Software Development kit for Thread and Zigbee

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nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee is a complete solution  for building Thread 1.1 and Zigbee 3.0 certified products. It utilizes the the multiprotocol capabilities of the nRF52840 wireless SoC. This enables single-chip application development supporting both Bluetooth LE and Thread or Zigbee, concurrently. It also has limited support for the nRF52811.