Atmel's ATAB542x Wireless BlackBird ASK/FSK transceiver evaluation kit for the ATA542x transceiver series provides superior communication flexibility when paired with Atmel's ATmega3290 microcontroller.
The ATA542x (ATA5423/25/28/29) series supports the 315 MHz, 345 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz, and 915 MHz frequency bands. It was developed to meet industrial and consumer demands for RF low-cost transmission systems including 2-way remote controls, power metering, security, home automation, and active RFID tags.
The ATAB542x kit is a standalone unit that does not require a PC connection. It is suitable for new users, who can rapidly be brought up to speed using the step-by-step Quick Start card.
The Wireless BlackBird evaluation kit consists of two 2-inch by 3.5-inch PC boards, each with one ATA542x transceiver, custom LCD display, external antenna, ISP and UART headers, miniature joystick, and 2 AA batteries.
Using the two transceiver boards, a communication link can be established within seconds to easily demonstrate functions such as RSSI links, temperature and light sensoring, and frequency hopping.
The Wireless BlackBird evaluation kit is now available at US $149 each and can be ordered from Atmel's official distributors. More information is available at http://www.atmel.com/dyn/general/contact.asp.