12/2/2002 - XEMICS' latest XM1202 reference designs have been developed so that the customer can take the radio design and drop it right onto their PCB or build a separate module, with the confidence that the radio will meet FCC/CE/ETSI certification. This has been achieved through a strategic technical alliance with LS Research, who has recently completed the first of three powerful new radio designs, a FCC compliant 915MHZ reference design module for the XE1202 targeted for North America.
LS Research is an RF design partner and compliance facility working closely with XEMICS to provide powerful solutions for customers. XEMICS will utilise LS Research's excellent RF expertise and FCC compliance abilities to optimize the complete radio module for the XE1202. This relationship will provide customers with a robust new radio module that meets pre-FCC/CE/ETSI certification, allowing customers to reduce the design/development timeline and minimize the risks for final product certification. The three modules that will be offered are the 915MHZ module targeted for North America, which is available now, and the soon to be released 433MHZ module targeted for Asia and 868MHZ module targeted for Europe.
The XE1202 can operate in both European (868MHz - 870MHz) and North American (902MHz - 928MHz) as well as Asian frequency bands and is backwards compatible to the XE1201A transceiver operating in the 433MHz band. The programmable on-chip filters allow for dynamic switching between narrow-band and wide-band operations, without any modifications to the external RF front-end design. Tom Hoyt, VP Sales for Xemics USA states, "For many of our customers in North America, moving into the world of RF design and FCC certifications is very new, this powerful new 915MHZ design for the XE1202 is the answer to their concerns!"
The XE1202 can transmit and receive data from as low as 4.8kbps right up to 76.8kbps, RF output power can be programmed up to +15dBm (31.5mW) and the current consumption while in reception mode is 12mA. The on-chip frequency synthesizer ensures that the chip can handle multi-channel as well as frequency hopping spread-spectrum communications.
ABOUT LS Research
L.S. Research has been a leader in RF and wireless design services since 1980. With a core competency of wireless product development, L.S. Research offers a broad range of engineering services including RF design, antenna design, software design, PCB layout, prototyping, product verification, and EMC testing. L.S. Research is supported by their sister company, L.S. Compliance, an accredited testing facility listed with the FCC. Together, L.S. Research and L.S. Compliance offer a complete solution for delivering wireless products to the market. L.S. Research works with you as a strategic partner in developing your product for the industrial, consumer, medical, telecommunications, and military industries. Working with clients from around the world, we provide innovative solutions to demanding product developments. Backed by over 20 years of experience and a full range of design services, L.S. Research can work with clients at any level to solve product applications.
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