CC sniffer devices

Zigbee2mqtt supports several CC2530 and CC2531 devices. Both can be used as a router or coordinator. A discussion of these devices can be found here. For more information about a coordinator and routers can be found here.

How to flash

Supported devices

Device Description Firmware Example Link  
CC2531 (Default Option). USB connected Zigbee sniffer based on CC2531 with PCB antenna and no RF frontend.
A very cheap option but has limited range (~30m line of sight)
Coordinator firmware

Router firmware
CC2531 Texas Instruments

Aliexpress
 
CC2530 Serial connected Zigbee sniffer based on CC2530 with either PCB antenna OR external antenna, and no RF frontend.
A very cheap option with potentially increased range with external antenna (~50-60m line of sight). More difficult to connect unless paired with serial-USB
Coordinator firmware

Router firmware
CC2530 Aliexpress  
CC2530 + CC2591 Serial connected Zigbee sniffer based on CC2530 with CC2591 RF frontend and external antenna.
A more expensive option with increased range (~50-60m line of sight) and higher sensitivity.
More difficult to connect unless paired with serial-USB
Coordinator firmware

Router firmware
CC2530 + CC2591 Aliexpress  
GBAN GB2530 USB Device based on CC2530 with RFX2401 or CC2591 RF frontend and external antenna.
Note: With the latest firmwares you don’t need to connect some CC2530 pins to GND anymore.
GBAN GB2530-S Hardware MOD
Reference

GBAN GB2530-S = CC2530 + RFX2401
GBAN GB2530-H = CC2530 + CC2591
Coordinator firmware (same as CC2530 + CC2591)

Router firmware (same as CC2530 + CC2591)
CC2530 with RFX2401 GBAN

Aliexpress
 

Required configuration for CC2530 coordinator

When using a CC2530 based device as a coordinator the following configuration is necessary:

advanced:
  rtscts: false

Re-pairing CC2530/CC2530 router