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Agilent MIR transceiver features low power

Posted: 19 Aug 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:agilent technologies? medium infrared transceiver? hsdl-3211?

The second-generation medium infrared (MIR) transceiver from Agilent Technologies Inc. is claimed by the company as the industry's lowest power transceiver. Supporting the IrDA low-power specification of cellphones, PDAs and digital cameras, the transceiver is capable of operating with logic levels as low as 1.8V and from power sources ranging from 2.4V to 3.6V.

The HSDL-3211 offers 9.6Kbps to 1.15Mbps MIR data rates and supports infrared financial management (IrFM) and other data transfers with an extended link distance of up to 50cm. In addition to its shutdown current, the device consumes 400?A in standby mode, and measures 2.5-by-8-by-3mm.

The infrared transceiver is available for under $2.

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