The Microchip MRF24J40MB is a 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency (RF), surface-mountable transceiver module. The module adds +20 decibels per milliwatt (dBm) of transmit power via an integrated Power Amplifier (PA) and -102 dBm of receive sensitivity via the integrated Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) to the IEEE 802.15.4 compliant transceiver, PCB antenna, and discrete matching circuitry. More transmit power enables designers to expand the range of their IEEE 802.15.4-based ZigBee or proprietary-protocol wireless networks.
The module approach eliminates RF design time, expertise and expense, while accelerating time to market and mitigating development risk. The MRF24J40MB module is pending agency certification, which is another time and cost savings measure that adds value for the adopter. Engineering samples of the MRF24J40MB transceiver module are available today, and volume production is expected to be available in July. Budgetary pricing starts at $13.09 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
The MRF24J40MB module is ideal for AMR/AMI metering, industrial monitoring and control, home and building automation, remote control, low-power wireless sensor networks, and lighting control. The module offers customers extended range for distant-node communication, while eliminating design and certification costs, reducing risk, and enabling quick time to market.
More info: Microchip Wireless Design Center