Microchip Technology announces the new MRF89XA transceiver with extremely low receive current of 3mA for longer battery life in 868, 915 and 950MHz Sub-GHz wireless networks. The transceiver and modules are available at distributor Rutronik now.
The 868 MHz MRF89XAM8A and 915 MHz MRF89XAM9A transceiver modules accelerate design cycles by removing the complexity of designing RF circuitry and the cost of obtaining agency certification. The Sub-GHz frequency bands are sometimes preferred by designers for a broad range of battery-powered wireless sensor networks and metering communications.
In addition, the MRF89XA transceiver and modules integrate a 12.5dBm Power Amplifier for long transmission distances and a Low Noise Amplifier for -113dBm enhanced receive sensitivity. To ease communication and further prolong battery life, the MRF89XA combines an integrated packet handler with a 64-byte FIFO for transmit and receive buffering. The new MRF89XA transceiver and modules are ideal for low-power wireless sensor and metering communication.