What’s very special about this product? First of all and most importantly, it’s simple to use and very user-friendly. Also, what it does for the XBee line is the fact that it actually acts as a USB to serial base unit. It works very well with the XBee modules such as Series 1 and 2.5 as well as the Pro version and the standard version.
Basically, what you have to do is just plug the unit to this product then attach the USB cable (mini USB) and that’s it! Now you can have direct access to what’s on the XBee unit from programming pins and serial pins. Red boards are the only ones available for that.
Not sure which XBee module or accessory is right for you? Check out our XBee Buying Guide!
Note: As of August 2010, all new boards now include a MIC5219 voltage regulator which is good for 500mA.