Connecting the CC2530

To a Raspberry Pi (Zero)

CC2530 can be connected to a Raspberry PI (Zero) via GPIO Pins - no USB2FTDI is needed.

The use of UART by the installed Linux has to be disabled: Detailed explanation here

Enable UART in the Kernel and disable UART use for BlueTooth.

In /boot/config.txt add following lines:


Disable the modem system service (on the command line):

sudo systemctl disable hciuart

Remove the console entry by removing any of those entries from /boot/cmdline.txt if present:

console=serial0,115200 console=ttyAMA0,115200

Reboot your Raspberry.

Wiring CC2530 to the Raspberry

CC C2530 -> Raspberry
VCC -> 3,3V (Pin1)
GND -> GND (Pin6)
P02 -> TXD (Pin8 / BCM 14)
P03 -> RXD (Pin10 / BCM 15)


Configuring zigbee2mqtt

Change the Serial Port in your data/configuration.yaml file:

  port: /dev/ttyAMA0
  baudrate: 115200
  rtscts: false

Have fun.