Laird announced the release of the CL024 transceiver from its Embedded Wireless Solutions unit. The CL024 transceiver is a Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio designed for license-free operation in the 2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. Mass production quantities of modules are available now from all Laird global distributors as either stand-alone units or in preconfigured starter packs for point-to-point networks.
The main benefit of the CL024 is the use of Frequency Hopping Spread technology. This enables multiple networks to co-exist in the same area with limited interference. This FHSS technology ensures data reliability over long distances. In addition, the license-free frequency bands (2.4 GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM)) verify that the units are ready for use with no further certification requirements when designing into a new or legacy data system.
The CL024 RF transceiver is housed in a compact and rugged diecast enclosure, enabling long distance serial cable replacement with its wireless link. The radio features an RS232 interface for integration into legacy data systems, providing for backwards compatibility. The radio has a compact size of 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.4 inches and a conducted output power up to 125 mW (21dBm) and available antennas up to 9dBi for a maximum radiated power of one watt (30dBm). Each unit is small and easily portable for use in mobile and temporary settings as well as fixed installations.
The CL024 transceiver utilizes a Server/Client architecture for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications with an unlimited number of Clients in a network, API commands to control packet routing and reliable communication with serial UART speeds up to 460.8 Kbps.
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