Z-Pi 7

Z-Wave gateway development tool

German engineered to help you get to market quickly and with quality, Z-Pi 7 is an Aeotec-built development kit that lets you adapt existing hardware to work with Z-Wave.

Built for proven technology.

The Z-Pi7 is equipped with a GPIO connector for the Raspberry Pi interface. Raspberry 1,2,3 or 4, the Z-Pi7 hardware is compatible with any of these platforms. Thanks to the Z-Pi7 the gateway for your Smart Home can be built upon our long experience in making reliable and affordable Z-Wave hardware for everybody. Usually the gateway is the most expensive part of a Smart Home, but thanks to the Z-Pi 7 you can build the Smart Home base on a DIY platform like the Raspberry and use a Open Source software like Homeassistant to empower your Z-Wave network. 

Comparing Z-Pi 7

Whether in USB or daughter-board format, Aeotec has shipped hundreds-of-thousands of development and antenna units which our partners and customers depend on to build their own gateway solutions. And while they empower the same outcome, there are large points of difference between Z-Pi 7 and Z-Stick Gen5+.

Z-Pi 7
Z-Stick Gen5+
Z-Stick Gen5
Platforms
Developed for Raspberry Pi, Unix
Mac, Unix, Windows
Mac, Unix, Windows
Z-Wave Plus
Yes
Yes
Yes
700 series
Yes
No
No
Gen7
Yes
No
No
SmartStart
Yes
Yes
No
S2 security
Yes
Yes
No. Up to S0 only
Z-Wave library
7.11.0 or later
up to 6.81.06
up to 6.51.10
Controller type
Bridge controller
Static controller
Static controller
Z-Wave Chip
EFR32ZG14
ZM5101
ZM5101
Backup compatible
Yes
Yes
Only with custom software
Hardware Installation
GPIO connection
USB
USB
Power supply
GPIO DC 3.3V
USB DC 4.75 to 5.25 V
USB DC 4.75 to 5.25 V
Max operating current
75 mA
98 mA
98 mA
Built in rechargable battery
No
Yes
Yes
Transmit sensitivity
9.3 dBm
2.91 dBm
2.91 dBm
Receive sensitivity
-97.5 dBm
-90 dBm
-90 dBm
Product Dimensions
42 x 35 x 12 mm
88 x 28.5 x 10 mm
88 x 28.5 x 10 mm
CPU speed
39 MHz
(21.8% greater CPU speed)
32 MHz
32 MHz
SRAM Memory
32 kB
(2x greater memory)
16 kB
16 kB
Flash Memory
256 kB
(2x greater memory)
128 kB
128 kB
Wireless range (indoors)
908.4MHz model
More than 70 metres
More than 230ft
Up to 75 metres
Up to 75 metres
Wireless range (indoors)
868.4MHz model
More than 60 metres
More than 197ft
Up to 75 metres
Up to 75 metres
Wireless range (outdoors)
Greater than 200 metres
Up to 150 metres
Up to 400 metres in PA mode
Up to 150 metres
Up to 400 metres in PA mode
Best for
Gateway makers, RPi users
DIY users
DIY users