Demystifying 802.15.4 and ZigBee
Creating wireless networks can be done using a variety of RF protocols. Some protocols are proprietary to individual vendors, and others are industry standards. This white paper explores the ZigBee protocol industry standard for data transmission, and the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol on which it was built. This paper defines the frequencies used, the bandwidth it occupies, and networking features unique to each of these protocols and explore the features they were designed to use.