San Jose, Calif.Atmel Corp. announced the availability of the AT86RF212 800/900 MHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver for low power wireless applications, including ZigBee.
The AT86RF212 offers high RF performance with a link budget of up to 120 dB in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz ISM bands available in Europe and North America, respectively. The link budget is the result of the -110 dBm sensitivity offered by the device and the maximum output power of +10 dBm. The extremely high link budget combined with the reduced path loss in the 800/900 MHz enables long range wireless communication without the use of costly external LNA or PA.
The AT86RF212 provides low current consumption in both active and in sleep mode. The current consumption in receive mode is 9 mA and the consumption in transmit is 17 mA at a power output level of 5 dBm. The sleep mode current consumption is down to 0.2µA.
To support the wide range of wireless applications, AT86RF212 handles multiple data rates. The 20/40 Kbit/s and 100/250 Kbit/s supported by the device is compliant to IEEE 802.15.4-2006. High speed data rates such as 200/400/1000 Kbit/s are also supported, enabling wireless applications demanding more bandwidth.
Pricing: $3.21 in 10,000-piece quantities.
Availability: Samples are available now in Pb-free QFN32 packages, measuring 5mm x 5 mm.
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