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vandana_kr
 Post subject: Require RF transceiver
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:36 am 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:33 am
Posts: 3
Hi,
I am an RF design engineer. I am struck with one problem :( , hope you will help me out--

I am working for a wireless RF project for RF communication and customer needs the product in very harsh environment like operating temperature -80 to +140degC.

Please help me out in building RF communication circuitry for it. I would initially need RF transceiver which works at that temperature.

Looking forward for your valuable suggestions, thanks in advance

Vandana


 
   
 
karthik
 Post subject: Re: Require RF transceiver
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:34 am 
 
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Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:13 pm
Posts: 44
Vandana,

It is probably going to be difficult finding components that work over that temperature range. Even if you do, you would have to go to MIL grade parts which will be prohibitively expensive.

You might look at some form of thermal control for the circuit to keep it within reasonable operating temperatures.

Karthik


 
   
 
vandana_kr
 Post subject: Re: Require RF transceiver
Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:08 am 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:33 am
Posts: 3
Thanks Karthik for your reply...
Even I am thinking same to use heat insulators to protect the circuitry, but i do not have much experience in it.
Can you please sugest some material and its usage application of heat insulators.

Regards,
Vandana


 
   
 
karthik
 Post subject: Re: Require RF transceiver
Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:33 pm 
 
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Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:13 pm
Posts: 44
Minco makes a variety of heat strips that can be used on a variety of surfaces. http://www.minco.com/

One way of doing this is to use a microcontroller to monitor temperature (ambient and/or board temp) and based on some pre-defined setpoint, turn on/off the heat strip.

You might also get some pre-configured thermal control unit - minco might have them as well.


 
   
 
vandana_kr
 Post subject: Re: Require RF transceiver
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:13 am 
 
Lieutenant

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:33 am
Posts: 3
Thanks Karthik.

I will look in to it, but I am worried whether any microcontroller will work at this temperature?

If you know any of those then please let me know....

Thanks again for your response....

Vandana





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