ZigBee is a Personal Area Network task group with low rate task group 4. It is a technology of home networking. ZigBee is a technological standend created for controlling and sensor the network. As we know that ZigBee is Personal Area network of task group 4 so it is based on IEEE 802.14.4 and it is created by Zigbee Aliance.
- Operates in personal area network.
- It is a device to device network
Architecture of Zigbee:
Zigbee architecture is a combination of 6 layers.
- Application Layer
- Application Interface Layer
- Security Layer
- Network Layer
- Medium Access Control Layer
- Physical Layer
- The Application layer is present at the user level.
- The Application Interface Layer, Security Layer and Network Layer are the Zigbee Aliance and they are used to sore data and they uses stack.
- Medium Access control and the Physical layer are the IEEE 802.15.4 and they are hardware which are silicon means they accept only 0 and 1.
Types of ZigBee Devices:
- Zigbee Coordinator Device – It communicate with routers. This device is used for connecting the devices.
- Zigbee Router – It used for passing the data between devices.
- Zigbee End Device – It is the device which is going to be controlled
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