The 868 MHz MRF89XAM8A and 915 MHz MRF89XAM9A from Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler, AZ, are transceiver modules that are designed to accelerate design cycles by removing the complexity of designing RF circuitry and of obtaining agency certification. The devices integrate a 12.5 dBm power amplifier for long transmission distances and a low noise amplifier for –113 dBm enhanced receive sensitivity. Other features include an integrated packet handler with a 64-bit FIFO for transmit and receive buffering. Applications include remote meter reading, home/building/industrial automation, remote keyless entry, tire-pressure monitoring, and toys.
Microchip Technology Inc.