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RF module supports Zigbee RF4CE

Posted: 21 Jul 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Zigbee  RF module  remote control 

FD 7003 RF module

SMK has unveiled the FD 7003 RF module with a built-in 2.4GHz band antenna compatible with Zigbee RF4CE.

The Zigbee RF4CE compatible RF module is based on 2.4GHz band IEEE 802.15.4 PHY/MAC system and is capable of N-to-N high reliability two-way communication, low power consumption, coexisting with other 2.4GHz band RF and security settings.

The module featuring a two-way communication by the use of radio frequencies and network function, and allows the creation of more convenient and stylish remote controls.

With regards to the technical development of RF remote controls, the module is an addition to the previously developed FX8000, with more product line-up coming up for the expansion of the remote control business.

The FD 7003 also features standby-mode and intermittent reception feature that conserves electricity consumption. The module also utilises DSSS for modulation, which system provides high-resistance to noise and interference. The employment of radio communication system using 2.4GHz ISM band provides equipment with worldwide applicability and helps standardise equipment.

In addition, the company plans to get qualification for the Japanese Radio Law, FCC and CE. Upon successful acquisition, RF applications do not require individual acquisition of qualification for such standards, which creates shorter lead time for equipment development and lower costs. Also, compatible with decoded output of various IR communication formats, no change in equipment of application software is necessary, other than substituting previous IR receivers with this module, simplifying system design.

The module is suitable for remote control of various types of electric/electronic goods including HDTV, home theatre equipment, STBs, home automation, home security, hot water supplies, lighting fixtures, air conditioners and PC.

The FD 7003 features supply voltage of 2.1Vdc to 3.4Vdc and temperature range of -10°C to +50°C. It also packs 115.2Kbps UART and IR decoder data output. The device handles 2400MHz to 2483.5MHz frequency and measures 17mm x 42mm x 5mm.

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