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RF module requires no configuration, offers 40-mile line-of-sight range

Posted: 28 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:maxstream? 9xtend? rf module? oem rf module? advanced encryption standard?

MaxStream Inc. introduces the 9XTend OEM RF module that provides unprecedented performance in a low cost radio modem.

The 9XTend is MaxStream's longest range (up to 40 miles in RF line-of-sight), low power OEM RF module. This affordable RF module is smaller than a credit card and allows for robust performance in North America, Australia and Israel.

The 9XTend outputs 1W (30dBm) of conducted output power while consuming only 780mA at 5V. This makes the 9XTend one of the most efficient 1W 900MHz modems in the industry. The 9XTend can output 4W radiated power allowed by the FCC. The RF module also provides security through data encryption. The Advanced Encryption Standard (aes) is used with a 256bit key, the highest encryption standard available. This makes the 9XTend ideal for secure applications including automated teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, and keyless/remote access systems. No time penalty is incurred during AES encryption or decryption.

MaxStream also offers its Interference Immunity Technology introduced in its 9XStream modems. The hardware/software solution creates wireless systems that are immune to RF interferers such as cellphones, pages and other wireless systems.

The transceivers provide -110dBm receiver sensitivity enabling users to receive 900MHz transmissions up to one-half mile in urban environments, as well as 15 miles line-of-sight, and 40 miles with high-gain antennas. Data throughput of the module is 230kbps and has a high sustainable data streaming rate 115.2kbps.

The company offers a 9XTend Development Kit that lets users communicate wirelessly in a matter of minutes. For many modes of operation, including networking nodes, no configuration is necessary. Advanced networking features allow for easy configuration of transparent peer-to-peer, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and multi-drop network topologies.

The 9XTend modules are available with a standard MMCX or RPSMA connectors (required by the FCC for customers using SMA-type connectors). Additional information available oneline.

- Paul O'Shea


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