Radiotronix - Press Release 6-25-2007
Full FCC Certification Granted for Radiotronix New 250mW Long Range
Embedded Radio Module
City, OKLAHOMA - Radiotronix announced that full FCC and Industry
Canada certification has been granted for its new long-range 250mW embedded
wireless module. The certified modules come equipped with a core Wi.232FHSS-250-
R™ embedded radio that features the new Analog Devices ADF7020 RF Transceiver
chip. In addition, the radio is driven by a powerful protocol engine
running on the C8051F311 microcontroller from Silicon Labs.
Radiotronix, a leader in high performance embedded radio modules, has
a core family of modules which offer solutions for most RS-232, RS-422,
and RS-485 cable replacement applications in markets such as industrial,
medical, transportation, oil and gas, wireless sensing, security, consumer
and automatic meter reading (AMR).
module consists of a 1.2” x 1.2” Wi.232FHSS-250-R™ embedded module,
a metal shield, a reverse polarity SMA connector, and a low drop out
voltage regulator. It is pin compatible with all our other FCC and EVMs
(evaluation modules), allowing for quick prototyping and rapid time-to-production.
It comes in both straight and right angle versions for maximum user
Because the module is fully self-contained, FCC
authorized, and provided with an easyto- use pin header interface, it
eliminates the complications normally involved with RF layout, FCC certification,
and surface mount assembly.
The Wi.232DTS-FCC™ module has been
pre-certified with different antennas to accommodate a broad spectrum
of applications. The Wi.232FHSS-250-R™ modules combine a state-of-the-art,
low power transceiver with a powerful multipoint-to-multipoint frequency-hopping-spread-spectrum
(FHSS) protocol controller to form a complete wireless communication
solution. Some of the new features include: Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
with six intermediate gain steps and four module override settings,
Variable Power Output Control with four steps from +8dBm to +23dBm output,
and very useful new RSSI registers.
“Our new 250mW module family
is some of the best products we have ever released at Radiotronix,”
states Tom Hoyt, VP Sales and Marketing for Radiotronix. “The radio
packs 250mW of output power in a small footprint and is designed for
low cost. Our customer base requires reliable performance in some very
challenging environments, such as communicating out of water pits for
automatic meter reading for water meters to remote monitoring for oil
and gas type of applications. We studied many of the pitfalls of current
radios on the market today in these applications and added features
to the new 250mW radios to address those issues.”
supports a wide range of data rates, allowing a designer to tune the
module’s performance to meet the application’s throughput and range
requirements. These modules employ frequency hopping spread spectrum
modulation. Designers can program the module to use one of six hopping
sequences. Additionally, the Wi.232FHSS-250-R™ module family supports
four different addressing schemes: peer-to-peer, 32-bit user-assigned,
16-bit user-assigned, and MAC. User-assigned addressing modes incorporate
masking to allow the formation of subnets. These techniques allow the
Wi.232FHSS-250-R™ to operate co-located networks with minimal interference.
Modules are now available at all Radiotronix distributors.
Radiotronix is a leading supplier
of embedded wireless radio modules based in Oklahoma City, OK. Its products
are value-added and solve real problems through the innovative application
of technological advances in radio design, embedded wireless protocol,
packaging, and manufacturing processes. Key markets include industrial
automation, automated meter reading, asset tracking and management,
law enforcement and emergency response management, home automation,
and wireless sensor networks. For more information, please visit
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