JN516X 802.15.4

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JBC-10 802.15.4 Cape

The JBC-10 provides a UART interface to an NXP JN5168 IEEE802.15.14 RF Transceiver, which in turn supports NXP's JenNet, JenNet-IP and ZigBee PRO protocol stacks. The JBC-10 also features two LED's and a push-button, for use by the JN5168 application. Antenna connection is provided by an on-board SMA connector; alternatively the connection can be made directly to the JN5168 module.

Software Support

A 'device tree overlay' is available for integrating the JBC-10 into the Linux kernel, and in addition we have ported the JenNet-IP Border Router software (JN-AN-1110) to the BeagleBone Black - an image file and example 'Buildroot' installation is available for evaluation.


Followings are some specifications of the JBC-10 Cape:

Electrical Specifications

Power 3.3V via BeagleBone header
Wireless Transceiver NXP JN5168-001-M05
Indicators Two user LEDs
Switches One user switch

Mechanical Specifications

Size 4.00" x 2.50"
Layers 2
PCB Thickness .062"
RoHS Compliant Yes

Signal Usage

JBC-10 Pin Usage

The JBC-10 Cape uses 11 signals including:

  • VDD_3V3EXP
  • DGND
  • I2C2_SCL
  • I2C2_SDA
  • GPIO1_16
  • GPIO3_21
  • GPIO1_13


EEPROM Suport Yes
Board Name JN516X 802.15.4
Version A000
Manufacturer LN Systems
Part Number BB-BONE-JNZB
Pins Used 19


Open Source No
System Reference Manual Yes
Schematics No
PCB Files No
Gerber Files No
Bills of Materials No

Manufacturer's Link

For more information about this cape, please visit LN Systems' website

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