Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Short-range single chip RF transceiver

28 February 2001 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Chipcon Components is a company focusing on the fast growing market for short-range RF-devices. The company offers an RF transceiver for short and mid-range, two-way wireless communication. The transceiver has been developed to make cost efficient radio solutions with a range up to 2000 m possible.

The applications are many, ranging from wireless alarms, security and other smart domestic systems, to keyless access control, communication with sensors or measurement systems and toys.

The CC400 is a single chip FSK RF transceiver for use in ISM Band 300-500 MHz and can operate at data rates up to 9,6 kbps. A complete half-duplex radio system can be implemented by adding a few external passive components, enabling a very compact and cost efficient two-way radio solution.

The output power can be programmed in steps of 1 dB from -5 dBm up to 14 dBm. The receiver sensitivity is -112 dBm for BER 10e-3 at 1,2 kbps. Receiver current consumption is 18 mA at 3 V supply voltage. In power down mode the circuit consumes only 0,2 A, making it ideal for battery operated systems. It is available in a small SSOP-28 package.

The CC400DK development kit includes two fully equipped circuit boards that can be configured by a PC. The CC400DK configuration software, SmartRF Studio, can be downloaded from the web free of charge.





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