Microwave Journal

ADI Introduces RFIC for Short Range Wireless Systems

March 8, 2010

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI), a leader in high performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications and provider of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC), announced the availability of an RF transceiver targeting short-range wireless systems in the global 2.4 GHz ISM band. The transceiver supports the IEEE802.15.4 standard and may be used to implement solutions based upon protocols such as Zigbee® IPv6/6LowWPAN, ISA100.11a and Wireless HART, as well as offering the flexibility to implement proprietary FSK-based protocols with data rates of up to 2 Mbps. ADI’s new ADF7242 short range transceiver offers best-in-class blocking resistance to increase the effective signal quality and range as well as prolong battery life. Applications include smart meters/smart grid, wireless sensor networks, building automation, industrial wireless control, wireless remote controls, consumer electronics and healthcare.

“With the global growth in smart grid wireless meters and infrastructure and the proliferation of cost-effective short range wireless-based systems, such as Zigbee, there is an increasing demand for robust performance, low power consumption, flexibility and ease-of-use all combined within a single radio chip,” said Peter Real, Vice President, linear and RF group, Analog Devices Inc. “ADI’s ADF7242 combines our high performance RF, analog, signal processing and integration expertise to deliver a robust solution that addresses these needs.”