The XBee Explorer Regulated takes care of the 3.3V regulation, signal
conditioning, and basic activity indicators (Power, RSSI and DIN/DOUT
activity LEDs). It translates the 5V serial signals to 3.3V so that you
can connect a 5V (down to 3.3V) system to any XBee module. The board was
conveniently designed to mate directly with Arduino Pro boards for wireless bootloading
and USB based configuration.
This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and 2,
standard and Pro versions. Plug an XBee into this breakout and you will
have direct access to the serial and programming pins on the XBee unit
and will be able to power the XBee with 5V.
This board comes fully populated with 3.3V regulator (16V max input),
XBee socket, four status LEDs, and level shifting. In the latest
revision the diode level shifter is replaced with a more robust MOSFET
level shifter. This board does not include and XBee module. XBee modules