Seed studio XIAO nrf 52840 Zigbee

Hello, I want to by this type of XIAO but I am not sure. Tell me is there some way to use this hardware to send messages via zigbee? Is it implemented in Arduino SDK or Micropython sdk? The chip should be able to use zigbee → chip manufactuer wrote it on his page.


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Hello, thank you for your interest in our products. Currently the XIAO nRF52840 chip is ZigBee enabled, but we have not developed the ZigBee content, so the full range of XIAO is currently not ZigBee enabled.

I have four of these boards (two sense and two non-sense). So, I’m not able to access the zigbee functions?

Is there a projected date for drivers for the zigbee functions on the nRF5280 Xiao boards?

There is no definite date for zigbee support for now.

Then you really shouldn’t market it as such.

Not sure I’ll be buying anymore of your pipe dreams.

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Is is possible to get Zigbee working by using something like Zephyr a custom bootloader etc? Is it a hardware or software limitation?


I’ve got Zigbee working by flashing my own bootloader & softdevice on the XIAO.

Hi, this is a software limitation, but we don’t have the R&D resources to implement it at the moment.

I am very sorry, in the original plan we were going to develop zigbee function for it.
We have removed the text supporting zigbee from the promotional material now.

This is very disappointing.

I bought 2 of the nrf52840’s from Amazon specifically for zigbee support. Now, in addition to needing to return my current boards, I have to research and find, then order something new. This will set my project back by a week or so.

And I just checked the Amazon product listing, and it still states that the nrf52840 supports zigbee.

Perhaps @Bwko would be so kind as to share details of how to flash the bootloader & softdevice to get zigbee working for others that run into this in the future.