Microchip Technology Inc

AT86RF231

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Feature rich, low-power 2.4GHz transceiver designed for industrial and consumer IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, RF4CE, SP100, WirelessHART, ISM, and high data rate applications. It is a true SPI-to-antenna solution providing a complete radio transceiver interface between the antenna and the microcontroller. It comprises the analog radio transceiver and the digital demodulation including time and frequency synchronization, and data buffering. All RF-critical components are integrated on a single chip minimizing the number of required external components to the antenna, crystal and decoupling capacitors. The bidirectional differential antenna pins, used for transmission and reception, eliminate the need for an external antenna switch. An internal 128 byte RAM buffers transmit and receive data. Two on chip low dropout (LDO) voltage regulators provide the internal analog and digital 1.8V supply.

 

    Features

        • High Performance RF-CMOS 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver Targeted for IEEE 802.15.4™, ZigBee®, 6LoWPAN, RF4CE, SP100, WirelessHART™ and ISM Applications
        • Industry Leading Link Budget (104 dB)
          • Receiver Sensitivity -101 dBm
          • Programmable Output Power from -17 dBm up to +3 dBm
        • Ultra-Low Current Consumption:
          • SLEEP=0.02 μA
          • TRX_OFF=0.4 mA
          • RX_ON=12.3 mA
          • BUSY_TX=14 mA (at max. Transmit Power of +3 dBm)
        • Ultra-Low Supply Voltage (1.8V to 3.6V) with Internal Regulator
        • Optimized for Low BoM Cost and Ease of Production:
          • Few External Components Necessary (Crystal, Capacitors and Antenna)
          • Excellent ESD Robustness
        • Easy to Use Interface:
          • Registers, Frame Buffer and AES Accessible through Fast SPI
          • Only Two Microcontroller GPIO Lines Necessary
          • One Interrupt Pin from Radio Transceiver
          • Clock Output with Prescaler from Radio Transceiver
    Parameter Name
    Value
    Type
    802.15.4
    Output Power (dBm)
    3 dBm
    Package
    VQFN 32QN1 32
    Operating Temperature Range
    -40 to +125C
    Rf Data Rate
    2
    Frequency Range
    2.4 GHz
    Rx Input Sensitivity (dB)
    -101 dBm
    Antenna Diversity
    Yes
    Operating Voltage Range
    1.8 to 3.6 Vcc
    Crypto Engine
    AES
    External PA Control
    Yes
    Cloud Partners
    Yes
    Documentation
    Data Sheets
    09/01/2009
    4822KB
      Application Notes
     
     
     
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      Brochures
     
     
     
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      Software
     
     
     
     
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    09/06/2017
    1640KB
      Quick Start Guides
     
     
     
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    05/01/2013
    112KB
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    06/01/2013
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      Schematics
     
     
     
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      User Guides
     
     
     
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    05/01/2015
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    Pricing & Samples
    All pricing shown in USD only.
    Part Number
    Leads
    Package Type
    Temp Range
    Packing
    1+
    26+
    100+
    1000+
    5000+
    Buy
    Sample
    AT86RF231-ZF
    32
    VQFN
    -40C to +125C
    TRAY
    3.29
    3.00
    2.82
    2.53
    2.38
    AT86RF231-ZFR
    32
    VQFN
    -40C to +125C
    T/R
    3.36
    3.06
    2.88
    2.58
    2.43
    AT86RF231-ZU
    32
    VQFN
    -40C to +85C
    TRAY
    3.01
    2.75
    2.59
    2.32
    2.18
    AT86RF231-ZUR
    32
    VQFN
    -40C to +85C
    T/R
    3.08
    2.81
    2.65
    2.37
    2.23

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    RoHS Information
    Part
    Number
    Device
    Weight
    Shipping
    Weight
    Lead
    Count
    Package
    Type
    Package
    Width
    Solder
    Composition
    JEDEC
    Indicator
    RoHS
     
    China
    EFUP
    AT86RF231-ZU
    0.061300
    0.075510
    32
    VQFN
    5x5x0.9mm
    Matte Tin
    e3
    AT86RF231-ZF
    0.061300
    0.075510
    32
    VQFN
    5x5x0.9mm
    Matte Tin
    e3
    AT86RF231-ZUR
    0.061300
    0.075200
    32
    VQFN
    5x5x0.9mm
    Matte Tin
    e3
    AT86RF231-ZFR
    0.061300
    0.075200
    32
    VQFN
    5x5x0.9mm
    Matte Tin
    e3
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