Transceiver module offers cost-effective integration of wireless functionality - Embedded.com

Transceiver module offers cost-effective integration of wireless functionality

Shortlink has introduced a transceiver module for use in the standard ISM/SRD band of 868 MHz which is ideal for customers looking for a quick and easy way to integrate powerful wireless functionality at low cost.

The SL4300-Cx offer performance and functionality at low cost, providing a good fit with many applications. As a ready-made module with CE marking, the transceiver offers risk free, quick time to market and low development costs.

The module's embedded protocol simplifies data exchange and configuration for radio communication, and helps ensure that the configured module complies with radio regulations. The module is certified for license-free operation under European regulations.

The transceiver's small form factor of just 12.7 x 25.4 x 3.2 mm enables slim and compact product design. Exhibiting versatility, the SL4300-C can be supplied with an internal chip antenna, or for use with an external antenna.

The four channel SL4300-C offers a maximum data rate of 38.4 kbps and a versatile maximum output power of 10 dBm. The part's receiver class (EN 300 220-1) is '2', and its transmitter power class is '8'. When used in a line of sight environment a range of 1 to 2 km can be achieved.

A low-power discrete RF design ensures long battery life in portable products. The transceiver operates from a supply of 2.2 to 3.6 V, and current consumption in sleep mode is a 1 uA. A digital signal strength indicator is included, and the module is frequency and temperature calibrated.

Application areas for the product are telemetry, sensor networks, remote control, cable replacement, home and building automation. Other applications include automatic meter reading, consumer electronics, barcode scanners, meshnet, alarm and security systems, two-way remote key entry, and industrial monitoring and control.

Factors driving demand for this type of product are centred mainly on the removal or avoidance of cable as an interconnection. Wireless also enables unhindered movement – with all the associated benefits.

Now in full production, Shortlink carries stocks of the SL4300-C.

Datasheet: SL4300

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