Semtech RF Development Platform Speeds Time to Market for Low Power Wireless Designs
Plug-and-Play Module Helps Designers Use Semtech’s SX1211 Low Power Transceiver with Microchip Technology’s PIC® Microcontrollers
Camarillo, California - September 17, 2009
Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the SX1211 Development Kit for PIC® MCUs , a plug-and-play RF daughter board for use with development tools from Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors. This new kit speeds time to market for low power wireless alarm, security, sensor network, automatic meter reading and monitoring and control products that use the SX1211 wireless transceiver with Microchip's PIC microcontrollers (MCUs).
The new plug-and-play RF daughter board contains all of the hardware required to connect to Microchip's PIC18 Explorer board, which is used for development with PIC18 high-end 8-bit MCUs, and the Explorer 16 board, which is used for development with 16-bit PIC24 MCUs, 32-bit PIC32 MCUs and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). This compatibility is maintained by providing connectors for Microchip's standard PICtail™ and PICtail Plus daughter board interfaces. Many SX1211 designs use these PIC MCUs because they offer great performance and very low power consumption, some with sleep currents as low as 20 nA via Microchip's nanoWatt XLP extreme low power technology.
Pricing and Availability
The SX1211 Development Kit for PIC MCUs (order code: SM1211E915toPIC) is available immediately from Semtech's distribution partner Digikey and is priced at $82.80 each. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing, and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pauline Cadena, Public Relations, Telephone: (805) 389-2755