Transceiver enables more reliable wireless radio connections

22nd June 2016
Nat Bowers

Featuring a highly sensitive receiver and superior immunity to signal interferences, a low power, high performance, radio transceiver has been announced by Analog Devices. The ADF7030-1 enables more reliable wireless radio connections with fewer retries and packet losses, as well as longer battery lifetime, and features low power modes, including the industry’s lowest current in sleep mode.

Designed with ADI’s advanced radio technology, the transceiver is suited for users of IoT devices, smart metering, security and building automation, industrial control and wireless sensor networks.

The sub-GHz integrated radio transceiver supports narrowband and wideband operation across sub-GHz ISM bands and data rates from 0.1 to 300kb/s using 2GFSK modulation. The radio transceiver also supports Wireless M-Bus (WMBUS) and IEEE 802.15.4g-based protocols. Offering excellent receiver sensitivity that maximises link budgets and support for larger cell sizes with a high immunity to interference, the new transceiver also improves system reliability. The ADF7030-1 transceiver features a smart wake mode that provides low overall power consumption enabling long lifetime in battery operated systems while maintaining excellent RF performance. The device can enter a low power sleep mode consuming only 10nA with memory retained.

With an emphasis on flexibility and ease of use, the ADF7030-1 radio transceiver features an on-chip ARM Cortex-M0 radio processor that performs radio control and calibration, including time sequencing that reduces engineering development time. A highly programmable packet handler saves more valuable time by simplifying programming interfaces and code development on the host MPU. Comprehensive testing by ADI allows engineers to deploy network settings confidently without spending additional time optimising settings to maximise performance.

The ADF7030-1 is available now in a 6x6mm, 40-lead LFCSP for $1.99 each in 1,000 unit quantities. Analog Devices also offers three evaluation and development kits (ADF70301-868EZKIT, ADF70301-433EZKIT & ADF70301-169EZKIT) for $599.00 each.

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