03 August 2012 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 Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.radiometrix.com/ Companies Radiometrix Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.