Short range wireless transceivers are FCC- and IC-approved
Wireless eRIC modules by LPRS (Low Power Radio Solutions) have been approved for USA and Canadian markets. The easyRadio Integrated Controller transceiver module eRIC9-FCC, has been FCC- and IC-approved.
The latest transceiver in the easyRadio range of low power wireless modules is available with selectable operating frequencies for world markets in the ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) bands of 868MHz for the UK and Europe, and 915MHz for the USA and Canada. The compact form factor, surface mount packaging and external antenna connector simplify product design and manufacture and provide for flexible placement of the module within an end product, says the company.
The eRIC9-FCC transceiver is an SoC offering programmable on-board application memory made up of the easyRadio Operating System (eROS) that simplifies customer RF configuration and peripheral access; the other half can be optionally used for customers’ own application code. This can be written using industry standard tools and a quick-to-learn API. The availability of this on-board application memory will often eliminate the need for an additional microcontroller in the end design, saving cost, reducing footprint and power consumption.
The module can be set in a number of low power operation or low power consumption modes reducing current consumption to as low as 32µA, suitable for battery-powered applications.
The embedded eROS is user-configurable and features programmable user I/O minimising external hardware requirements for custom applications. It handles the complex radio functions, eliminating the need for the user to program multiple control registers and understand their interaction.
The API replaces low level chip specific code with intuitive pin commands that allow the multiple general purpose I/O pins and internal function blocks to be configured and interfaced to external hardware. The architecture can eliminate the need for a separate application microcontroller to minimises cost and power consumption for ‘sense and control’ RF nodes such as might be employed within the IoT, says the company.
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