Zurich, Switzerland AXSEM AG (formerly e-vision) has announced the availability of its AX5042-EVK USB evaluation kit in North America. The kit is a simple-to-use platform for the evaluation and development of RF applications using the AX5042 RF transceiver.
The AX5042 single-chip RF IC for the 433/868/915 MHz ISM band consists of an integrated RF front-end with modulator and demodulator. Baseband data processing is implemented in the integrated communication controller for user-friendly communication and configuration via a SPI interface. The integrated framing and forward-error correction enable the use of low-cost external microcontrollers. The device's flexibility makes it suitable for SRD applications such as sensor networks, access control systems and home automation applications using the Konnex, ARIB or other standards, said AXSEM.
Enabling the simple configuration of RF parameters and the baseband of the AX5042 RF transceiver, the AX5042-EVK USB evaluation kit offers the capability to send packet data easily and measure packet error rates. The kit can easily be interfaced over a USB connection.
The kit includes two EV5042USB evaluation boards, AX5042 narrow-band RF transceiver, 8051 microcontroller with USB interface and AX control EVK evaluation software for the PC. It also comes with reference design data and documentation.
Product information: AX5042 narrow-band RF transceiver and AX5042 evaluation kit
AXSEM, +41-44-882-1707, www.axsem.com or www.prologuetech.com