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AT86RF231 PCB Antenna Diversity Reference Design

Part Number: Reference Design - AT86RF231 PCB Antenna Diversity

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Summary:

This reference design demonstrates a full-function network node with the AT86RF231 radio transceiver, which is capable of hosting a MAC layer implementation. Two ceramic chip antennas increase the link budget in a typical indoor scenario with multi-path fading effects.

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    • 802.15.4 compliant 2.4 GHz transceiver
    • Hardware supported antenna diversity
    • 1-year battery-life on two AAA batteries

Summary

This reference design demonstrates a full-function network node with the AT86RF231 radio transceiver, which is capable of hosting a MAC layer implementation. Two ceramic chip antennas increase the link budget in a typical indoor scenario with multi-path fading effects.