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WFX2 radio transceiver module ready for varied applications

Posted: 01 Aug 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:radio transceiver? 256-channel module? RX-to-TX?

The WFX2 radio transceiver module from Radiometrix Ltd is suited to industrial applications requiring long range and high-reliability. It offers fast switching together with?+27dBm (500mW) RF power output and ETSI Category?1 (Class 1)�receiver performance.?

The WFX2 is available for operation in the?500mW 458.5-459.5MHz license-free industrial/ commercial telemetry and telecomm and, medical and biological�applications�band in the UK and Ireland.

This new 256-channel module features RX-to-TX switching time (5ms); has a receive sensitivity of -118dBm and can achieve a usable range of over 5km over open ground. The feature rich interface offers analog RSSI and both logic level and analog baseband inputs and outputs.

A 4-way internal channel select switch is standard. The compact WFX2 (85 x 55 x 13 mm) requires a regulated +5V DC power supply and is re-programmable via microcontroller UART interface, drawing 35mA in receive and under 400mA in transmit.

Multiple versions of the product are available. The standard 458MHz module offers data rates of up to 5kbps while the WFX2-458-G�variant to be used with external 9600 baud GMSK�Modem. A dedicated modem version, the WFZ2, has an internal M48 modem. A 12.5kHz narrowband version is also available.

The WFX2 is ideally suited to industrial applications including on-site paging, telecommand tasks, machine control, fast, long range data modems and robotic/ mechatronic control functions.

This module is the latest addition to a new range of high power transceivers from Radiometrix that includes the SHX1-169-5 transceiver on VHF frequencies and the FPX3-869-10, available on the pan-European 869.4-869.65MHz band.

The module can be evaluated easily using the Narrow Band Evaluation Kit. It conforms to ETSI EN 300 220-2 Category 1 (radio)and EN 301 489-3 (EMC) standards�and available on custom UHF frequencies.

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