ATMEL, represented by Braemac , has announced the availability of a new single RF data control transmitter family that provides the industry's highest output power along with the lowest current consumption in a microcontroller-based RF transmitter.
Alongside its other microcontroller products, Atmel also offers the advantages of embedded Flash versions, which are easily and quickly reprogrammable.
The family of ICs is provided with a broad range of design-in and support tools, which lends the design engineer greater flexibility and helps to simplify the design-in process.
The ATAR862/T48C862 series has been developed for the demands of RF low-cost data transmission systems at data rates up to 32 kBaud. They can be used in both ASK (Amplitude Shift Keying) and FSK (Frequency Shift Keying) systems.
The single transmitter ICs are well suited to be used along with Atmel's PLL RF receivers T574x and T576x.
Due to their wide operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C or +125 degrees C, the single RF transmitters can be used for a broad range of keyless-entry systems, consumer and industrial applications, and TPM (tyre pressure monitoring) systems where +125 degrees C is required.
The ATAR862/T48C862 feature integrated PLL loop filter, ESD protection and a single-ended antenna output and a highly efficient power amplifier. They are easy-to-design-in solutions due to the isolation of the PLL from the PA and the power supply. Only minimal external circuitry is necessary.
Atmel provides the single RF transmitter as well as Flash and ROM versions for the three standard carrier frequencies worldwide.