ZWave Dossier

z-wave
Not open proprietary protocol from Sigma Designs outside NDA.
Chips are only avaible from Sigma Designs and the partner Mistumi.
Z-Wave (PHY Layer) is a sub-1Ghz protocol.
Controller devices and slave devices with a reliable power source participate in message forwarding up to four hops and they are always listening.
Application Layer
Header[1B] – Cmd. class[1B] – cmd.[1B] – Command class data [xB]
COMMAND_CLASS_BASIC
COMMAND_CLASS_BATTERY
COMMAND_CLASS_WAKE_UP
COMMAND_CLASS_CONTROLLER_REPLICATION
COMMAND_CLASS_SWITCH_MULTILEVEL
COMMAND_CLASS_SWITCH_ALL
COMMAND_CLASS_SENSOR_BINARY
COMMAND_CLASS_ALARM
COMMAND_CLASS_MULTI_CMD
COMMAND_CLASS_CLIMATE_CONTROL_SCHEDULE
COMMAND_CLASS_CLOCK
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION
COMMAND_CLASS_CONFIGURATION
COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC
COMMAND_CLASS_SCENE_ACTIVATION
COMMAND_CLASS_SCENE_ACTUATOR_CONF 0x2C
COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC 0x72
COMMAND_CLASS_VERSION 0x86
COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_PROPRIETARY 0x91
COMMAND_CLASS_NODE_NAMING
COMMAND_CLASS_POWERLEVEL
COMMAND_CLASS_MARK 0xEF
COMMAND_CLASS_HAIL 0x82
COMMAND_CLASS_MULTI_INSTANCE 0x60
COMMAND_CLASS_SENSOR_MULTILEVEL 0x31
COMMAND_CLASS_SWITCH_BINARY 0x25

General Device classes:

Hex Value Value Description Key
0x01 1 General controller BASIC TYPE CONTROLLER
0x02 2 Static cont roller STATIC CONTROLLER
0x03 3 BASIC TYPE SLAVE
0x04 4 BASIC TYPE ROUTING SLAVE
0x08 8 Thermostat GENERIC TYPE THERMOSTAT
0x10 16 Binary switch BINARY SWITCH
0x11 17 Multi level switch MULTI LEVEL SWITCH
0x12 18 GENERIC TYPE SWITCH REMOTE
0x13 19 GENERIC TYPE SWITCH TOGGLE
0x17 23 GENERIC TYPE SECURITY PANEL
0x20 32 Binary sensor BINARY SENSOR
0x21 33 Multilevel-Sensor MULTILEVEL SENSOR
0x31 49 Meter METER
64 GENERIC TYPE ENTRY CONTROL

ZWave Protocol Commands

Name Hex Dec
NO OPERATION 0x00 0
NODE INFO 0x01 1
REQUEST NODE INFO 0x02 2
ASSIGN IDS 0x03 3
FIND NODES IN RANGE 0x04 4
GET NODES IN RANGE 0x05 5
RANGE INFO 0x06 6
CMD COMPLETE 0x07 7
TRANSFER PRESENTATION 0x08 8
TRANSFER NODE INFO 0x09 9
TRANSFER RANGE INFO 0x0A 10
TRANSFER END 0x0B 11
ASSIGN RETURN ROUTE 0x0C 12
NEW NODE REGISTERED 0x0D 13
NEW RANGE REGISTERED 0x0E 14
TRANSFER NEW PRIMARY COMPLETE 0x0F 15
AUTOMATIC CONTROLLER UPDATE START 0x10 16
SUC NODE ID 0x11 17
SET SUC 0x12 18
SET SUC ACK 0x13 19
ASSIGN SUC RETURN ROUTE 0x14 20
STATIC ROUTE REQUEST 0x15 21
LOST 0x16 22
ACCEPT LOST 0x17 23
NOP POWER 0x18 24
RESERVE NODE IDS 0x19 25
RESERVED IDS 0x1A 26
UNKNOWN 0x1B-0x1F 27-31

Devices declare the supported command classes during the inclusion process, as part of the node information frame that is sent as a broadcast any time the node action button is pressed or as a response to a controller “get node information” command.