Microchip Technology Inc


Efficient wireless applications require both high-performance and power efficiency. Microchip transceivers deliver the leading RF link budget with the industry’s lowest power consumption.

What’s more, Microchip offers the most feature-rich IEEE 802.15.4-compliant transceiver family available. Our transceivers support both regional 700/800/900MHz, as well as global 2.4GHz frequency bands, enabling you to develop wireless applications for customers worldwide, including emerging markets like China.

Enhanced Performance 

Powerful hardware features like antenna diversity or external power amplifier support let you further boost transceiver performance to maximize network reliability and RF range of your system. Microchip MCU wireless transceivers support not only IEEE 802.15.4-compliant applications, but provide on-air data rates up to 2Mbit/s for general purpose ISM applications. Pin compatibility ensures an easy transition between devices or frequency bands.

To help you speed system development and prototyping, Microchip offers a variety of free software suites, various hardware evaluation and development kits and Modules.

Key Products

The AT86RF212B is a low-power, low-voltage RF transceiver for the regional 700/800/900 MHz frequency bands available in Japan, China, Europe and North America. This transceiver offers an extreme 120 dB link budget (-110 dBm receiver sensitivity / +10 dBm transmit power) designed for low-cost IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee and high data rate ISM applications. 

The Microchip AT86RF23x family of transceivers is designed to operate in the 2.4GHz ISM band, available worldwide. The transceivers offer link budgets up to 105dB (-101dBm receiver sensitivity/+4dBm transmit power). For a complete overview of features, key parameters and targeted application areas, please see the specific transceiver pages.

Device Description
AT86RF231 Low Power 2.4GHz Transceiver for IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, and ISM Applications
AT86RF232 Low Power 2.4GHz Transceiver optimized for consumer applications
AT86RF212B Low power 700/800/900MHz Transceiver for IEEE 802.15.4-2011, ZigBee Pro, 6LoWPAN, and ISM Applications
AT86RF233 Low Power 2.4GHz Transceiver for IEEE 802.15.4-2011, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, and ISM Applications