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Radio transceiver targets long range industrial and commercial applications

Radio transceiver targets long range industrial and commercial applications

Low power radio manufacturer Radiometrix has launched a new radio transceiver module suitable for long range industrial applications.

The WFX2 is designed to offer fast switching with 27dBm (500mW) rf power output and ETSI category 1 receiver performance. It is available for operation in the 500mW 458.5-459.5MHz license free industrial/ commercial telemetry and telecommand, medical and biological applications band.

The 256 channel module features an RX to TX switching time of 5ms, a receive sensitivity of -118dBm and can achieve a usable range of over 5km over open ground. The interface offers analogue RSSI with logic level and analogue baseband inputs and outputs.

The 85 x 55 x 13mm device requires a regulated 5V dc power supply and is reprogrammable via microcontroller UART interface, drawing 35mA in receive and under 400mA in transmit. The standard 458MHz version of the module offers data rates of up to 5kbps

Simon Fogg

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