JN5168 Wireless Modules Now Available

19th June 2013
ES Admin
NXP Semiconductors today announced the availability of a new range of small-footprint modules based on the ultra-low-power JN5168 wireless microcontroller. Supporting multiple network stacks including ZigBee Home Automation, ZigBee Light Link, ZigBee Smart Energy, JenNet-IP and RF4CE, the JN5168 wireless modules are small in size – down to 16 x 21 mm – and offer very low transmit and receive power consumption.
All modules have 256 kB flash memory, 32 kB RAM and 4 kB EEPROM, as well as best-in-class low-power sleep modes. An SPI interface allows the connection of additional external flash memory for applications that require Over-the-Air firmware updates, and all other main functions and I/Os of the chip, such as I2C, ADCs, UARTs and PWMs, are accessible.

Easily surface-mounted on motherboards, the JN5168 wireless modules come in a range of formats and output power levels, and are FCC, ETSI and CA approved. Wireless microcontroller modules now available include:

-JN5168-001-M00 with printed antenna, featuring a new antenna design optimized for performance (15 mA TX, 17.5 mA RX)

-JN5168-001-M03 with uFI connector – at 16 x 21 mm, the smallest wireless module in the range (15 mA TX, 17.5 mA RX)

-JN5168-001-M05 9.5 dBm with uFI – a medium-power module designed specifically for the European and Asian markets for maximum efficiency (35mA TX, 22mA RX)

-JN5168-001-M06 22 dBm with uFl (175mA TX, 22mA RX)

“The new JN5168 wireless modules simplify the development of wireless-enabled products for designers who don’t want to undertake the actual RF design and testing themselves,” said Thomas Lorbach, marketing manager, NXP Semiconductors. “Wireless communication based on IEEE 802.15.4 is redefining a wide range of consumer and industrial applications, and the JN5168 wireless modules provide an important entry point to building products for the Internet of Things.”

Pricing and Additional Information

Recommended pricing for the JN5168 wireless modules starts from under US $8.00 per unit for the standard-power variants in volumes of 10,000 per year. Additional information on all JN516x products is available via NXP’s newly launched Wireless Connectivity TechZone, which includes links to application notes, software development kits, and other support-related resources.

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