Xbee processing frames


I’m trying to send frames with a microcontroller (PIC18F2550) over XBee and I’m using an Arduino board for the reception of the frames.
For this, I’m using 2 Xbee S2 modules. One plugged onto a Sparkfun board and connected to the PIC, the other connected to the Arduino.

That being said, I hope it gives you an idea of what I’m trying to do. However, I was wondering if the frames I’m sending out must be in accordance with the frames description in the manual or can they have another format and still be processed correctly by the XBee?

The reason I’m asking this is because I need to send Frames having the same format as CAN data.

Thanks a lot

Frame description in manual are applicable for API Mode. You can keep modules in default Transparent mode (AP=0x0) and module will transmit whatever data it receives on its serial port as it is.

Destination node for this data can be configured through “DH” and “DL” parameters.

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