XBee Python Library

XBee devices allow you to enable wireless connectivity to your projects creating a network of connected devices. They provide features to exchange data with other devices in the network, configure them and control their I/O lines. An application running in an intelligent device can take advantage of these features to monitor and manage the entire network.

Despite the available documentation and configuration tools for working with XBee devices, it is not always easy to develop these kinds of applications.

XBee Python library diagram

The XBee Python Library is a Python API that dramatically reduces the time to market of XBee projects developed in Python and facilitates the development of these types of applications, making it an easy and smooth process. The XBee Python Library includes the following features:

  • Support for multiple XBee devices and protocols.
  • High abstraction layer provides an easy-to-use workflow.
  • Ability to configure local and remote XBee devices of the network.
  • Discovery feature finds remote nodes on the same network as the local module.
  • Ability to transmit and receive data from any XBee device on the network.
  • Ability to manage the General Purpose Input and Output lines of all your XBee devices.

This portal provides the following documentation to help you with the different development stages of your Python applications using the XBee Python Library.

Requirements

The XBee Python library requires the following components in order to work properly:

Contents

The XBee Python library documentation is split in different sections:

Getting Started

Perform your first steps with the XBee Python library. Learn how to setup your environment and communicate with your XBee devices using the library.

User Documentation

Access detailed information about the different features and capabilities provided by the library and how to use them.

Examples

The library includes a good amount of examples that demonstrate most of the functionality that it provides.

FAQ

Find the answer to the most common questions or problems related to the XBee Python library in the FAQ section.

API reference

The API reference contains more detailed documentation about the API for developers who are interested in using and extending the library functionality.

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License

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