Connecting the CC2530 #

Pin layouts #

The pin layout is different between each CC2530 module

Name Pin layout Picture
CC2530 CC2530 pin layout CC2530
Webee CC2530 + CC2591 Webee CC2530 + CC2591 pin layout CC2530 + CC2591

Using a USB to serial adapter #

Confirmed working #

This how-to has been confirmed working with the following CC2530 based devices:

Device Image
CC2530 CC2530

and the following USB to serial adapters:

Device Image
CP2102 CP2102
Flashing the firmware #

The required coordinator firmware can be found here: Zigbee 1.2 and Zigbee 3.0.

Connecting #

Connect to CC2530 to the USB to serial adapter using the following mapping:

USB-Serial Adaper CC2530

Now plug in the USB-to-serial adapter in your USB port and start Zigbee2MQTT, enjoy!

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

Have fun.

Via an ESP8266 #

This setup allows you to connect a CC2530 to an ESP8266 which can be put everywhere in your house. Via a serial socket, Zigbee2MQTT will connect to your CC2530.

Wiring #

Wire the CC2530 to the ESP8266 using the following scheme:

ESP8266 CC2530
3v3 VCC
TX P02
RX P03

Flashing the ESP8266 #

The ESP8266 needs to be flashed with ESPEasy. ESPEasy has suficient documentation on how to get you up and running:

Setting up the ESP8266 #

Open the ESPEasy web interface and complete the setup. Afterwards open the web interface again.

Click on Devices Edit of the first task and select Communication - Serial Server from the dropdown list.

Fill in the form as following:

a.    Name: ZIGBEE2MQTT
b.    Enabled: checked
c.    TCP Port: a number between 1000 and 9999 "1775"
d.    Baud Rate: 115200
e.    Data bits: 8
f.    Parity: No Parity
g.    Stop bits: 1
h.    Reset target after boot: - none –
i.    RX receive timeout: 0
j.    Event processing: Generic

Press Submit, the setup is now completed.

Zigbee2MQTT configuration #

Now add the following to the Zigbee2MQTT configuration.yaml:

    port: 'tcp://'

Note to change the IP address and port. You can now start Zigbee2qmtt.