Atmel Rolls Out AT86RF231, AT86RF212 ZigBee Ready Transceivers

Atmel presents two new developed transceivers – working according to the wireless standard IEEE 802.15.4 (Distribution: MSC Vertriebs GmbH). They are adapted for ZigBee® applications requiring extremely low-current. Both devices are operating within the industrial sector’s temperature range. They impress by their optimized power output and high sensitivity. The link budget of the AT86RF231 is 104 dBm and for the AT86RF212 120 dBm.

Atmel AT86RF231 ZigBee Ready TransceiverIn a lot of the applications the use of an additional power amplifier could easily be avoided. However by using one, distances above than 3000 m are accessible. The power supply voltage of 1.8 – 3.6V and extremely low-current support the battery driven applications. The power consumption of the transceivers during the significant sleep modes is 0.02µA. The receiving mode is 13.2mA (AT86RF231) or 9mA (AT86RF212). The high data transmission rates (212 1Mbit/s; 231 2Mbit/s) assist returning into the low current modes quickly. Data sheets and samples of the 800/900MHz transceivers AT86RF212 and the 2,4GHz transceivers AT86RF231 are available at MSC Vertriebs GmbH.

About MSC Vertriebs GmbH
Since 1982 MSC Vertriebs GmbH has made a name for itself as one of the leading high-tech distributors of electronic components in Europe. As well as its core distribution business MSC is also able to offer customer specific design as well as production in one of four European production centers. MSC now employs over 800 people. Our key focus is on products that need highly competent technical advice such as micro-controllers and processors, programmable logic, ASICs, displays & equipment, power and linear products, memory components & memory modules, electromechanical components, optoelectronics as well as IT solutions. What makes MSC stand apart from its competitors is not only its highly qualified application and development engineers but its ability to offer design and production services. In addition a very close relationship to the major semiconductor manufacturers results in the best support for the newest technologies for our customers.