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802.15.4

Created to support low-cost, low-power networks, the IEEE’s 802.15.4 standard defines the MAC and PHY layer used by, but not limited to, networking specifications such as Zigbee®, 6LoWPAN, Thread, WiSUN and MiWi™ protocols.

IEEE 802.15.4-based products from Microchip are deployed today in a wide range of applications from battery-free, energy-harvesting wireless light switches, to alarm sensors with several years of battery life, to high-performance mesh utility networks supporting smart meters and street lighting. Our complete line of IEEE 802.15.4 transceivers, RF microcontrollers (MCUs) and regulatory-certified modules help you deliver the functionality you need with the low-power performance demanded by your customers.

Flexible Development Options

RF MCUs

Integrated MCU with RF transceiver solutions combine a low-power MCU with a 2.4 GHz or Sub-GHz RF transceiver in a single QFN package.

  • Perfect for space-constrained coin-cell powered sensors or lighting solutions
  • Sub-GHz or 2.4 GHz devices
  • Supports application and communications code
  • Zigbee and MiWi demo code for jumpstarting development
Integrate to Reduce Size and Cost

RF Transceivers

High-performing 802.15.4-compliant RF ICs for flexible pairing with most host MCUs.

  • Sub-GHz and/or 2.4 GHz band coverage
  • Simultaneous dual-band solution certified to Zigbee 2017
  • FSK, O-QPSK and OFDM modulations for superior noise immunity
  • Easy-to-use serial interface

Design for Future-Proof Flexibility

Modules

Our regulatory certified modules offer combination MCU and transceiver or transceiver-only versions.   

  • No RF experience required
  • Supports application and communication code
  • FCC, ISED certified and EU RED assessed modules
  • Sub-GHz and/or 2.4 GHz band coverage
  • Easy-to-use serial interface

Reduce Risk and Save Time

Zigbee Compliant Platform

Zigbee 3.0 (zigbee PRO 2015 Feature Set and Green Power) is the latest standard release by the zigbee Alliance. The BitCloud® Software Development Kit (SDK) is a full-featured, production grade, embedded software development platform that provides a framework with reference applications and libraries for creating zigbee compliant products.


MiWi Protocol

Microchip’s MiWi Mesh Stack is now available for Atmel Studio 7 the Integrated Development Platform (IDP) for developing and debugging all AVR® and SAM microcontroller applications. The MiWi Mesh code is part of the latest Advanced Software Framework (ASF) release for Studio.


Atmel Studio 7

Studio 7 is the integrated development platform (IDP) for developing and debugging all AVR® and SAM microcontroller applications. The Atmel Studio 7 IDP gives you a seamless and easy-to-use environment to write, build and debug your applications written in C/C++ or assembly code. It also connects seamlessly to the debuggers, programmers and development kits that support AVR and SAM devices.