New Single-chip 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver for Wireless ZigBee and IoT Connectivity

The KW41Z is an ultra-low-power, highly-integrated single-chip device that enables Bluetooth® Low Energy v4.2 and IEEE® 802.15.4 RF connectivity for portable, extremely low-power embedded systems. Applications include portable healthcare devices, wearable sports and fitness devices, AV remote controls, computer keyboards and mice, gaming controllers, access control security systems.

Zilog makes and markets technology driven products to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power, and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS offers a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control, electrical efficiency, renewable energy, telecommunications, medical devices, electronic displays, and RF power.

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The SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless MCU devices will be available in 4×4, 5×5 and 7x7mm QFN packages. The 7×7 mm package is available now as part of TI’s sample program, the other devices will follow in the coming month. Pricing for the 7×7 devices are as follows:

“The MG2420 displays excellent interference rejection. It can receive a desired signal even when there is interference from ZigBee or other communication devices such as wi-fi or bluetooth. It also has a longer communication range based on high transmit power up to +9 dBm and high sensitivity of –97 dBm at 250 Kbps,” remarked Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Marketing. “Only a few external components.

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