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Essential ZigBee for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

ZigBee training course description

A hands on course covering the entire ZigBee protocol stack. ZigBee operation, primitives and frame formats are covered in detail using software tools to test and analyse ZigBee commands and demonstrate how these affect the 802.15.4 MAC. Analysers are used to decode packet formats.

What will you learn
  • Describe the ZigBee architecture and applications.

  • Explain the workings of ZigBee protocol stack including the 802.15.4, NWK, APS and ZDO sub layers.
  • Describe in detail the ZigBee primitives and how they are used to pass data; make networks; join networks and repair networks.
  • Secure ZigBee networks.
ZigBee training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Technical staff requiring grounding in ZigBee including application engineers.

  • Prerequisites:
  • RF fundamentals.

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
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ZigBee training course contents

  • Wireless data overview
  • What is 802.15.4 and ZigBee? WLAN, WPAN, Bluetooth vs. ZigBee. Markets. Applications and architecture. ZigBee demonstration.

  • ZigBee Standards and technology
  • The 7-layer model, IEEE WPAN standards overview, 802.15.4 & ZigBee, ZigBee alliance.

  • ZigBee Protocol stack
  • The ZigBee 5 layer model, The network (NWK) sub layer, Application support sub layer (APS), the ZigBee Device Object (ZDO).

  • 802.15.4 Radio
  • Frequencies, modulation, power, DSSS, BPSK/ O-QPSK, channels, symbols, chips and bit rate.

  • 802.15.4 PHY
  • PHY data transfer primitives. The PHY packet. PHY PIB management.

  • 802.15.4 MAC layer
  • The MAC layer overview, CSMA/CA, addresses, frame types, super frames, MAC layer: Data, Data control, Scan and join, PAN maintenance, MAC PIB.
    Hands on 802.15.4 frame analysis.

  • ZigBee Topologies
  • Point to point topology, star topology, cluster tree, wired integration.
    Hands on Building a ZigBee network.

  • ZigBee frame formats
  • General frame format, data frames, command frames.
    Hands on Analysing ZigBee frames.

  • ZigBee NWK
  • NWK data primitives: Request. Confirm. Indication. NWK management primitives: Network discovery, network formation. Permit joining. Start router. Join. Direct join. Leave. Reset. Sync. NWK database management.
    Hands on NWK analysis

  • ZigBee APS
  • Address mapping, matching devices, binding devices, binding tables.
    Hands on APS analysis.

  • ZigBee ZDO
  • Device roles, binding requests, initiating and responding, device discovery, service discovery, network management. ZDO Endpoint 0.

  • ZigBee Security
  • Security issues, security modes, MAC security, NWK security, APS security.

  • Applications
  • Writing ZigBee applications, application profiles, End points, Endpoint addressing, clusters of attributes, broadcasts.
    Hands on Sample ZigBee application.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

R. S. - Selex ES

"Excellent course. Very informative, very enjoyable. Excellent Kick start into networking."

B. M. - Telit

"This course helps to understand BLE basics which is very much necessary to work and support our customers."

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.