Microcontroller based RF transmitter from Atmel

Atmel have released 8-bit microcontroller based RF transmitters aimed at transducer telemetry for 315Mhz and 433Mhz. Claimed to be the First Microcontroller-transmitter RF IC, the ATA6285/ATA6286 have provision for three sensors.

They provide ASK/FSK modulation, appear to be programmable in the same manner is existing 8 Atmel microcontrollers, and are offered in a QFN32 package. Other features such as debugWIRE are provided. The intended application is for tire pressure monitoring, though other applications appear likely. Datasheets are available here.

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:59 Posted in