Radiocrafts announced its RC18x0 ultra-low power RF module platform for Smart Metering, Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks applications. The new compact RF module is also suitable for 6LoWPAN based IP networks.
This RF module platform comprises a series of compact surface-mounted ultra-low power RF modules based on the CC1310 system-on-chip from Texas Instruments. The modules include a low power RF transceiver compliant to IEEE 802.15.4g, Wireless M-Bus and many proprietary protocols.
The ultra-low power radio consumes only 5.5 mA in receive mode and 22 mA during transmission at 14 dBm. The high-performance radio is augmented with an ARM Cortex M3 controller with up to 128 kB of Flash memory and 20 kB of SRAM. A 4 kB EEPROM, and additional 256 kB Flash is optional. The extra Flash memory can be used for over-the-air firmware download.
30 digital and analogue I/O makes it easy to interface sensors and actuators in control and monitoring applications. An advanced low power sensor co-processor is available for direct sensor interface.
Part of the TI-RTOS is programmed in ROM, leaving more Flash memory to the application firmware. The modules are also supported by the open source operating system Contiki, through the CC1310 Contiki port.
The compact, SMT devices measure only 12.7 x 25.4 mm, are delivered in tape and reel packaging.
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