Highlights

April, 2012
Watch out for Z-Shield for Arduino and Z-Plate for Raspberry Pi

June, 2012
Z-Plate for Raspberry Pi released

June, 2012
Z-Shield for Arduino released

June, 2012
Coming soon Z-Io with PWM and Relay Drivers

July, 2012
Proto-Plate released

ZigBee addon for Raspberry Pi
Z-Plate
Featuring industry leading ETRX357 ZigBee module

2.4GHz - IEEE802.15.4 - ZigBee Pro

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Z-Plate brings ZigBee networking to Raspberry Pi with Z-Plate you can,
  • Access the ZigBee Home Automation sensors with Z-Plate
  • Use Arduino compatible Z-Shield to make Arduino send data to and from Raspberry Pi
  • Can talk to ZigBee Smart Energy networks (special firmware required)
  • Create a secure network for monitoring and control
  • Use the ambient light sensor on the Z-Plate to measure light intensity
  • Use the temperature sensor on the Z-Plate to measure temperature and send it over ZigBee link
  • Use the Buzzer on Z-Plate for audible indications
  • Use power amplified ZigBee module for increased range
Z-Plate Features
  • Industry leading ETRX357 ZigBee module from Telegesis (UK) Ltd using an AT style command interface to the ZigBee Pro firmware running in the ETRX357
  • LM61 Temperature Sensor connected to ADC input of ETRX357
  • APDS9005-020 Ambient light sensor connected to ADC input of ETRX357
  • A piezo buzzer driven by PWM output of the ETRX357
  • Two LEDs (green and red) connected to PWM output of the ETRX357
  • Power indicator led for 3.3 volts rail
  • Breakout header for all pins of ETRX357
  • Breakout header for all pins of Raspberry Pi interfacing header
  • Programming connector (not mounted) for programming the EM357 SOC
  • Generous 164 2.54mm pitch, 1mm diameter holes prototyping area
  • Nylon standoff to keep the circuit board from touching any components on the Raspberry Pi
  • Optional stacking 2x13pin header for adding another Raspberry Pi add-on
  • Option to surface mount the ETRX357 module (standard mounting is 1.27mm header)
  • Option to use ETRX357LRS long range module with up to 18dBm output power (requires additional voltage regulator to be mounted on board)
Usage Examples
Click on the following links to see screenshot of controlling the Z-Plate from Raspberry Pi using Minicom terminal
  • A network scanning and joining sequence complete with unicast message transmission and reception link
  • Reading temperature and light sensor outputs link
  • Controlling LEDs L1 and L2 link
Datasheets
Download Z-Plate board legend
Download Z-Plate board outline
Download Z-Plate schematic
Download ETRX357 datasheet from the link for AT command set reference
Download EM357 SoC datasheet from the link to better understand the peripherals of ETRX357 module

Ordering Information
Following mixes of options are available for sale,
Part Number PCBPi HeaderETRX357 HeaderSensors & IndicatorsZigBee ModuleOrder Now
ZP-01-01-LS Assembled Z-Plate R1.02x13 2.54mm Standard Height Socket1.27mm Pin HeaderLM61, APDS9005-020, Buzzer, LEDs-
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ZP-01-01-L Assembled Z-Plate R1.02x13 2.54mm Standard Height Socket1.27mm Pin HeaderLEDs-
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ZP-01-01 Bare PCB Z-Plate R1.02x13 2.54mm Standard Height Socket1.27mm Pin Header - -
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ZP-00-00 Bare PCB Z-Plate R1.0 - - - -
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ZP-H-02 - 2x13 2.54mm Stacking (8mm solder legs) Height Socket - - -
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Z-ETRX357 - - 1.27mm Socket - ETRX357On Request
Z-ETRX357-LRS - - 1.27mm Socket - ETRX357LRSOn Request
Note:
  • The Pi Header and ETRX357 Header is supplied un-assembled with Z-Plate PCB unless specifically requested at ordering
  • The 1.27mm Socket is supplied assembled to the ETRX357 module unless requested otherwise at ordering time