WIRELESS/RF - Sub-GHz Radio for bi-directional, short-range wireless apps integrates with 550 PIC MCUS - Embedded.com

WIRELESS/RF – Sub-GHz Radio for bi-directional, short-range wireless apps integrates with 550 PIC MCUS

Chandler, Ariz. – The new MRF49XA Sub-GHz transceiver radio from Microchip Technology Inc. covers the 434/868/915 MHz unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) Radio Frequency (RF) band used for low data-rate, low-power embedded wireless applications.

The new Sub-GHz transceiver integrates with any 8-, 16- or 32-bit PIC microcontroller, enabling cost-effective designs for a wide range of bi-directional, short-range wireless applications, such as remote controls, remote meter reading and home security/alarms.

The MRF49XA is available on a PICtail/PICtail Plus daughter board for easy integration with the 8-bit PIC18 Explorer and 16/32-bit Explorer 16 modular microcontroller development boards.

The MRF49XA transceiver radio can be integrated with more than 550 PIC microcontrollers. Available tools include the free MPLAB IDE integrated development environment, the MPLAB REAL ICE emulation system, the MPLAB ICD 3 in-circuit debugger, the PICKit 3 low-cost debugger/programmer and Microchip's free C compilers.'

The MRF49XA is expected to be available for volume production next month. Pricing starts at $1.63 each in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples are available now in 16-pin TSSOP packaging.

For additional information, or visit http://www.microchip/Wireless.

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