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The Simple Solution to Going Wireless – The New Drop in Transceiver Module from XEMICS




(PRWEB) May 18, 2005

XEMICS has just released a DP1205 ‘drop-in’ module operating in the unlicensed 433 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz bands. The DP1205 module is based upon the XE1205 transceiver and offers a simple, cost-effective way to make any wired application wireless.




Using the module is as simple as connecting it to an SPI-bus enabled microcontroller and adding an antenna. The module is fully tested and ETSI/FCC pre-certified and can operate out of the box with simple configuration.

Although the module is very simple to use, it still offers exceptional performance and flexibility. With a 128dB link budget (4.8 kbit/s, 0.1% BER), a pair of modules can communicate over distances in excess of several hundred metres. Some customers have reported in excess of several kilometres line-of-sight. Other key specifications are 15dBm transmit power, 152.34 kbit/s maximum RF data rate, 14 mA receive and 45 mA transmit typical current consumption.

Rob Whittaker, XEMICS’ Business Unit Manager ISM wireless stated ”The DP1205 enables customers to rapidly develop and deploy high-efficiency narrowband ISM solutions. The DP1205 module is a high-performance choice for customers wishing to RF-enable their products”.

New features in the DP1205 include a 16-byte FIFO data buffer, an SPI-bus data link, and an enhanced AFC algorithm, all of which contribute to reduced host-controller overhead and thereby lower system cost.

The DP1205 module fully meets the requirements for 25 kHz channel spacing and adjacent channel power of less than -37dBm and is ideal for applications operating in the 433-868-915MHz band such as alarms, security, automatic metering, services and controls.

The modules are available in a surface-mount, manufacturing-friendly package that supports automated assembly and IR reflow. The overall dimensions of the module are 18.5 mm wide x 30.5 mm long.

With the highest link budget in its class the XEMICS TrueRF™ narrowband transceiver, the XE1205, has a superior range with no external LNA or PA. Compared to a similar product, the link budget is 15dB better. The DP1205 is available from below $ 12.50 in volume.

AboutICS

XEMICS is a privately owned fabless semiconductor company with headquarters in Switzerland and a worldwide sales and customer support network. XEMICS delivers a range of advanced short-range, customized and standard, wireless connectivity solutions to a global customer base. XEMICS is a leading designer and provider of Wireless RF transceivers and Bluetooth® applications, data acquisition, communication products, CODECs and GPS receivers. With a focus on high-quality low cost solutions XEMICS provides a combination of ultra-low power technology and innovative IC design.

For further information, please contact:

Florence Amez-Droz

Public Relations Manager

XEMICS Switzerland

Phone: +41 32 729 4170

Fax: +41 32 729 4001

E-Mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.xemics.com

Trademark Information:

Bluetooth® is a SIG trademark, used under license by XEMICS.

TrueRF™ is a XEMICS’ trademark.

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