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ZigBee Training by TONEX, Learn 802.15.4., ZigBee, ZigBee Profiles, ZigBee Pro, ZigBee 3.0, ZigBee IP and 6LowPAN from ZigBee Experts

ZigBee Training Course provides an overview of the Zigbee features and benefits, 802.15.4 PHY and MAC layers, applications, underlying technologies, details of air Interface, architecture, operations and network management, integration, QoS and security.

ZigBee is an open, global standards-based wireless protocol technology supporting low power low cost mesh defined by The ZigBee Alliance. ZigBee standards define application profiles for smart energy, home automation, home security, commercial building automation, and smart metering.

Characteristics of ZigBee include:

  • Operation in the 2.4GHz frequency band according to IEEE 802.15.4, regional operation in the 915 MHz (Americas), 868 MHz (Europe) and 920 MHz (Japan)
  • Power saving mechanisms for all device classes, discovery mechanisms with full application confirmation, pairing mechanisms with full application confirmation
  • Multiple star topology and inter-communication
  • Unicast and multi-cast transmission options
  • Security key update mechanism, AES-128-CCM security scheme

ZigBee IP is a IPv6-based full wireless mesh networking solution to support Internet plug and play IPv6 based connections to control low-power, low-cost devices. ZigBee IP supports  ZigBee 2030.5 (formerly known as ZigBee Smart Energy 2) including  920IP, which provides specific support for ECHONET Lite and the requirements of Japanese Home Energy Management systems in response to Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).

ZigBee PRO is an expanded set of features of the original ZigBee protocol also know as ZigBee PRO Feature Set.

ZigBee Training by TONEX covers important aspects of ZigBee and lower level IEEE 802.15.4 PHY and MAC from service, application and technical aspects.

The ZigBee specification, defined by ZigBee Alliance provides full mesh networking capability of supporting thousands of devices on a single network.  ZigBee 2012 features ZigBee PRO, a great choice for low-power networking.  ZigBee 3.0 empowers the foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT).

ZigBee 3.0 standard will provide seamless interoperability among smart devices.

ZigBee Training Course also describes the competitive landscape by comparing features and services of Bluetooth, WiFi and RFID. ZigBee PRO, ZigBee 3.0, ZigBee IP and 6LowPAN are compared and contrasted.

ZigBee technology is focusing on  applications that require a low data rate, long battery life, open, simple, manageable, reliable and secure networking.

The ZigBee Alliance has developed a wide variety of innovative standards for our target markets:

  • Commercial building management
  • Consumer electronics
  • Energy management
  • Health care and fitness
  • Home management
  • Retail management
  • Telecommunications

Zigbee Training Course

About Zigbee: Source- Zigbee Alliance

After many years and millions of implementations every year, ZigBee standards prove you can rely on the widest variety of smart and easy-to-use products for just about anywhere you work, live or play. Our innovative standards are designed to let product manufacturers help their customers create their own Internet of Things and M2M wireless sensor networks to gain greater control of, and even improve, everyday activities.

ZigBee lets you easily and cost-effectively add intelligent new features that improve the efficiency, safety, security, reliability and convenience of your products. You can help your customers save both energy and money, or give them the tools they need to gain control of their homes. It’s even possible to help people maintain their independence and allow them to closely monitor their health and fitness.

ZigBee defines many different devices types and commands to insure seamless device interoperability and interworking.

IEEE 802.15.4 occupies the bottom layers of the ZigBee protocol stack, the applications sit at the top of the stack, and the ZigBee Network (NWK) layer between them.

Learn more about application standards and:

  • ZigBee Certified Products
  • ZigBee Compliant Platforms
  • ZigBee Green Power feature
  • ZigBee PRO as the primary development choice
  • ZigBee router devices
  • ZigBee PRO Green Power devices
  • Interoperability of products is determined by ZigBee standards
  • ZigBee 3.0 and IoT

A variety of devices are well suited for lighting, HVAC, closures and energy management as defined by ZigBee Alliance:

  • Lighting: Switch, remote control, light sensor, occupancy detector
  • HVAC: Temperature sensor, humidity sensor, CO² sensor, air flow sensor, valve actuator
  • Closure: Switch, closure sensor, door lock
  • Energy Management: Energy consumption sensor

IEEE 802.15.4 technical attributes for ZigBee

ZigBee takes full advantage  IEEE 802.15.4 physical (PHY) and MAC layers.  IEEE 802.15.4 physical layer includes radio standard and operation in unlicensed bands worldwide at 2.4GHz (global), 915 MHz (Americas) and 868 MHz (Europe):

  • Raw data rates up to 250Kbs at 2.4GHz (16 channels), 40Kbs at 915 MHz (10 channels) and 20Kbs at 868 MHz(1 channel)
  • Transmission distances range from 10 to 100 meters, depending on power output and environmental characteristics
  • ZigBee incorporates IEEE 802.15.4 defined CSMA-CA protocol to reduce the contention and probability of interfering with other users
  • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
  • Collision avoidance, receiver energy detection, link quality indication, clear channel assessment, acknowledgement, security, support for guaranteed time slots and packet freshness
  • ZigBee’s addressing scheme of 64,000 nodes per network and multiple network coordinators  linked together to support extremely large networks


Who Should Attend

This course is intended for software/hardware engineers, systems engineers, testing/verification/validation engineers and non-engineers professionals looking to gain an understanding of Zigbee/IEEE 802.15.4 and its evolution from the technical, application usage, design, testing, and security perspectives.

ZigBee Training Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Understand what ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 are
  • List LR-WPAN requirements and features
  • Understand the link between ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 standards
  • List the 802.15.4 standard and technologies utilized by ZigBee
  • Define the key features and benefits of ZigBee
  • Describe the applications for 802.15.4 and ZigBee
  • Describe similarities and differences between ZigBee Pro, ZigBee 3.0, ZigBee IP and 6LowPAN
  • Learn about the latest ZigBee 3.0 features and profiles
  • List the RF bands relevant for ZigBee
  • Explain the different deployment scenarios for ZigBee
  • Describe the underlying technologies of Zigbee
  • Understand the basics of the PHY and MAC in ZigBee
  • Explain the security features and protection mechanisms relevant for Zigbee deployments
  • Explain the future technology and application trends in ZigBee (ZigBee 3.0 and IoT/M2M)
  • Describe operation of 802.15.4/ZigBee
  • Describe the security issues and solutions for ZigBee
  • Describe procedure on how to plan, design, implement, install, configure, operate,  secure and comply/conform Zigbee/802.15.4 devices and applications

Course Agenda

Introduction to ZigBee and 802.15.4

  • ZigBee Wireless Standard
  • Introduction to ZigBee
  • Concepts behind ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 WPANs
  • Comparison between 802.11, Bluetooth, RFID and ZigBee
  • Evolution ZigBee
  • ZigBee vs. Z-Wave, Bluetooth Low Energy, and 6LoWPAN
  • ZigBee PRO, ZigBee IP and ZigBee 3.0
  • 15.4 and how ZigBee fits in

Introduction to ZigBee Stack

  • ZigBee Profiles
  • ZigBee Smart  Energy version 2 (SEP2)
  • ZigBee Home Automation
  • Application layer
  • Applications that run on the network node
  • Clusters
  • ZigBee Cluster Library (ZCDL)
  • Endpoints
  • ZigBee Device Object (ZDO)
  • ZDO management functions
  • ZigBee device functionalities
  • A single node may run several applications
  • Network layer
  • ZigBee PRO functionality
  • Commands and Attributes
  • Examples of executing commands
  • Key IoT network attributes

Overview of IEEE 802.15.4 WPAN Standards

  • Components of the IEEE.802.15.4  WPAN
  • Network topologies
  • Architecture
  • Functional overview

Overview of the IEEE 802.15.4 Architecture

  • Overview of the ZigBee Architecture
  • Relationship between ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4
  • Zigbee Applications
  • Zigbee Networking Capabilities
  • Zigbee Data Rates and Ranges
  • 15.4 Radio
  • Concepts behind DSSS (Direct Sequence spread spectrum)
  • RF Channels
  • Frequencies and Channels
  • Power Levels
  • 15.4 PHY and MAC Protocols
  • 15.4 PHY
  • 15.4 MAC layer
  • Mac Addressing and Operations
  • MAC Frames
  • Upper Layer Protocols
  • TCP and UDP

Overview of ZigBee Standards and Profiles Defined by ZigBee Alliance

  • ZigBee Feature Set
  • ZigBee 2007 specification
  • ZigBee PRO Feature Set (primary)
  • ZigBee Feature Set (secondary).
  • ZigBee Alliance and Profiles
  • The PICS Proforma
  • ZigBee Application Development
  • ZigBee Network Management
  • Sockets Programming
  • Roaming and bridging to other networks
  • ZigBee Security
  • HealthcareGreen Power Feature
  • ZigBee Building Automation
  • ZigBee Healthcare
  • ZigBee Home Automation
  • ZigBee Inout Device
  • ZigBee Light Link
  • ZigBee network Devices
  • ZigBee Smart Energy
  • ZigBee Telecom Services

Zigbee Network Topologies

  • ZigBee Topologies and Applications
  • ZigBee Topology and Mesh Operation
  • Cluster Topology
  • Point-to-point Topology
  • Cluster Tree
  • Wired Integration
  • Star Network Formation
  • Peer-to-peer Network Formation
  • Data Transfer Model
  • Power Consumption Considerations

General ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 PHY requirements

  • General requirements and definitions
  • General radio specifications
  • PHY services
  • PHY constants
  • PHY PIB attributes
  • O-QPSK PHY RF requirements
  • Binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) PHY
  • Amplitude shift keying (ASK) PHY
  • Chirp spread spectrum (CSS) PHY

ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4  MAC Protocol

  • MAC functional description
  • MAC frame formats
  • MAC command frames
  • Channel access
  • Channel hopping
  • Starting and maintaining PANs
  • Association and disassociation
  • Synchronization
  • Transmission, reception, and acknowledgment
  • LLDN transmission states
  • Deterministic and synchronous multi-channel extension (DSME)
  • LE transmission, reception and acknowledgment
  • Asynchronous multi-channel adaptation (AMCA)
  • Format of individual frame types
  • Frame compatibility
  • MAC Command frames
  • Association request command
  • Association response command
  • Beacon request command
  • LL commands
  • DSME commands
  • LE commands
  • AMCA commands

ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 MAC services

  • MAC management service
  • MAC data service
  • MAC constants and PIB attributes
  • Common requirements for MLME primitives
  • Association primitives
  • Communications notification primitives
  • Primitives for channel scanning
  • Primitives for updating the superframe configuration
  • Primitives for Beacon Generation
  • Primitives for TSCH
  • Primitives for LLDN
  • Primitives for DSME
  • MAC data service

ZigBee Security

  • Application security
  • Functional description
  • Security operations
  • Auxiliary security header
  • Security-related MAC PIB attributes
  • Security operations
  • CBC-MAC operation(Cipher Block Chaining Authentication Mode)
  • CCM (Counter with CBC-MAC mode)
  • CCM* Nonce
  • Security Operations
  • CCM* Mode Encryption and Authentication
  • CCM* Decryption and Authentication Checking
  • Auxiliary security header
  • Security Control field
  • Frame Counter field
  • Security-related MAC-PIB (PAN Information Base)  attributes

ZigBee 3.0

  • What is ZigBee 3.0?
  • Why ZigBee 3.0?
  • ZigBee 3.0
  • Smart home standards
  • ZigBee PRO
  • ZigBee PRO vs. ZigBee 3.0
  • ZigBee PRO vs. ZigBee IP
  • ZigBee PRO vs. 6LowPAN
  • ZigBee 3.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • ZigBee 3.0 Stack
  • ZigBee Device
  • ZigBee User Application Layer
  • ZigBee PRO Network (NWK) Layer
  • IEEE 802.15.4 MAC Layer
  • IEEE 802.15.4 PHY Layer
  • ZigBee 3.0 enhanced network security
  • Centralized security
  • Distributed security
  • Coordinator/Trust Center ZigBee
  • ZigBee 3.0 foundation for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Seamless interoperability of smart devices
  • Interoperability among devices for smart homes, connected lighting, and other markets
  • Network Level Standardization
  • ZigBee PRO networking
  • Reliable communication in the smallest, lowest-power devices
  • Multi-hop mesh networking
  • ZigBee security mechanisms
  • AES-128 encryption, device and network keys and frame counters

Case Study: Introduction to Smart Metering Utility network (SUN)

  • ZigBee Smart Energy
  • Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for Low-Data-Rate, Wireless, Smart Metering Utility Networks
  • The ZigBee Smart Energy Profile Specification
  • Security Requirements and Operation for Smart Energy
  • Recommenced Practices
  • Smart Energy Device Types
  • Smart Energy PICSMR-FSK Generic PHY mechanism
  • Mode switch mechanism
  • Multi-PHY management (MPM) of the SUN WPAN
  • MAC protocol
  • Transmission, reception, and acknowledgment
  • Primitives for channel scanning
  • Calculating PHY dependent MAC PIB values
  • General PHY requirements
  • Common signaling mode (CSM) for SUN PHY
  • Clear channel assessment (CCA)
  • SUN PHYs
  • MR-FSK PHY specification
  • Modulation and coding for MR-FSK
  • Mode switch mechanism for MR-FSK
  • Modulation and coding for MR-OFDM
  • MR-O-QPSK PHY specification
  • Example of SUN channel page usage for a device supporting MR-FSK Generic PHY modes


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