low receive current transceiver modsMicrochip Technology introduced its MRF89XA transceiver with a low receive current of 3 mA for longer battery life in 868, 915 and 950 MHz Sub-GHz wireless networks. The 868 MHz MRF89XAM8A and 915 MHz MRF89XAM9A transceiver modules are asserted to accelerate design cycles by removing the complexity of designing RF circuitry and the cost of obtaining agency certification. The MRF89XA transceiver and modules integrate a 12.5 dBm power amplifier for long transmission distances and a low noise amplifier for -113 dBm enhanced receive sensitivity. The MRF89XA combines an integrated packet handler with a 64-byte FIFO for transmit and receive buffering. Example applications for the MRF89XA transceiver and modules include remote meter reading, home/building/industrial automation, remote keyless entry, tire-pressure monitoring, points of sale and toys.

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