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Radiocrafts RF Module Offers Low Power Consumption
for 6LoWPAN, Wireless M-Bus Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks
Oslo, Norway -
a leading provider of RF modules and wireless connectivity solutions, provides a new ultra-low
power radio module platform for Smart Metering, Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor
Networks applications. The new compact RF module is also suitable for 6LoWPAN based IP networks.
The RC18x0 Radio Module platform is a series of compact surface-mounted ultra-low power
RF modules based on the CC1310 system-on-chip from Texas Instruments. The modules include
a low power RF transceiver compliant to IEEE 802.15.4g, Wireless M-Bus and many proprietary
protocols. It is ideal for battery operated sensors in 6LoWPAN networks.
The ultra-low power radio consumes only 5.5 mA in receive mode and 22 mA during transmission
at 14 dBm. The high-performance radio is complemented with a powerful ARM Cortex M3 controller
with up to 128 kB of Flash memory and 20 kB of SRAM. A 4 kB EEPROM, and additional 256 kB
Flash is optional. The extra Flash memory can be used for over-the-air firmware download.
30 digital and analogue I/O makes it easy to interface sensors and actuators in control
and monitoring applications. An advanced low power sensor co-processor is available for direct
Using the new module together with the TI-RTOS from Texas Instruments is a powerful combination
to build any end application. Part of the TI-RTOS is programmed in ROM, leaving more Flash
memory to the application firmware. The modules are also supported by the open source operating
system Contiki, through the CC1310 Contiki port.
The new module platform is a complement to Radiocrafts existing offerings for low power
wireless solutions, with the benefit of 6LoWPAN support. Ultra-low power consumption combined
with a high-performance radio and ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller in a System in Package module
opens up new possibilities for battery operated Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Network
The compact surface mount modules, which measure only 12.7 x 25.4 mm, are delivered in
tape and reel packaging. Samples and Developments Kits are available now
About Radiocrafts AS:
Radiocrafts is a leading RF module design and manufacturing company. Radiocrafts' standard
RF modules provide compact, easy-to-use, low cost, low power and high performance RF solutions
for a large number of wireless applications using license-free ISM bands. Using modules OEM
manufacturers without RF design knowledge can easily add wireless technology into their design,
reducing time-to-market, cost of design, test and compliance approvals. Radiocrafts also offers
custom and application specific product development, supporting customers from initial project
ideas to volume product delivery.
Radiocrafts Embedded Wireless Solutions
Sandakerveien 64 NO-0484
Tel: +47 4000 5195
Fax: +47 22 71 29 15
Posted September 13, 2017