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Microchip Technology provides fully-certified module solutions which are cost effective and very easy to implement.  microchip's broad wireless portfolio includes low power Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee®, Sub-GHz, and Microvhip's proprietary MiWi™ Development Environment.
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  • Development Kits
  • ISM/Other
  • 802.15.4/ZigBee
  • 802.11/Wi-Fi/WiMax
  • RF Amplifiers
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Featured Product

Microchip RN-171--EK Wi-Fi Evaluation KitDV102411 Wi-Fi Comm Demo Board
The RN-171-EK is an 802.11b/g Wi-Fi evaluation kit for the RN171 module that can be used to quickly add Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded applications.  It has the flexibility to connect directly to a PC via a standard USB interface or to embedded processors through the TTL/UART interface. The board includes two convenient push buttons for controlling both SoftAP and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) mode without software configuration. The status LEDs and jumpers enable rapid prototyping and integration into existing systems.


Microchip RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy ModuleRN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy Module
The RN4020 is a fully-certified, Bluetooth Version 4.1 low energy module for designers who want to easily add low power wireless capability to their products.  The small form factor, surface mount module has the complete Bluetooth stack on-board and is controlled via simple ASCII commands over the UART interface.  The RN4020 also includes all Bluetooth SIG profiles, as well as MLDP (Microchip Low-energy Data Profile) for custom data.  Developers can utilize the scripting feature to enable standalone operation without a host MCU or Processor.


Microchip MRF24WG0MA IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi ModuleMRF24WG0MA IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Module
The MRF24WG0MA is a fully-certified IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi® radio transceiver module.  The MRF24WG0MA has an integrated PCB antenna and operate with the free IP protocol stack that supports a rich selection of UDP and TCP services.  The small form factor (21 mm x 31 mm), 36-pin surface mount module is designed for use with Microchip microcontroller families PIC18, PIC24, dsPIC33, and PIC32.

Development Kits

Microchip DV102412 Wi-Fi Demo BoardDV102412 Wi-Fi Demo Board
The MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi® Demo Board is a compact demonstration platform for customers to easily evaluate and configure Microchip’s IEEE 802.11b/g MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi module. The demo board is a fully-functional standalone web server powered by two AAA batteries. It comes with a PIC32 pre-programmed with the Microchip TCP/IP stack, connected to an onboard, fully-certified MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi module.


Microchip RN-42-EK RN42 Bluetooth Classic Evaluation KitRN-42-EK RN42 Bluetooth Classic Evaluation Kit
The RN-42-EK is a Class 2 Bluetooth evaluation kit for the fully certified RN42 module. It has the flexibility to connect directly to a PC via a standard USB interface or to embedded processors through the TTL UART interface. The status LEDs, switches, and signal headers enable rapid prototyping and integration into existing systems. 


Microchip RN-4020-EK RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy Evaluation KitRN-4020-EK RN4020 Bluetooth Low Energy Evaluation Kit
The RN4020 PICtail / PICtail Plus Board is a Bluetooth® Low Energy demonstration board that showcases the RN4020 module, a fully-certified Bluetooth Version 4.1 low energy module for designers who want to easily add low power wireless capability to their products.  This flexible development board includes the RN4020 paired with an eXtreme Low Power PIC18F25K50 microcontroller.

ISM/Other

Microchip rfXD0420/0920 Radio ReceiversMicrochip provides both stand alone transceivers and receiver products along with our family of rfPIC transmitter with embedded PIC® microcontroller that support the unlicenses Sub-GHz RF ISM Bands. These solutions are ideal for AMR metering, consumer electronics, home, business, industrial automation, automotive, toys and medical applications.

Hardware Solutions

  Tranceiver ICs Modulation Data rate (kbps) Freq. range (MHz)
  MRF89XA FSK/OOK 200 868/915/955
  MRF49XA FSK 256 434/868/915
  Transceiver Modules
  MRF89XAM8A FSK/OOK 40 863-870
  MRF89XAM9A FSK/OOK 40 902-928
  MCU +
  Transmitters
Prog Memory
Type
Prog Memory
Density (Kb)
Freq Range
(MHz)
  rfPIC12F675K Flash 17 290-350
  rfPIC12F675F Flash 17 380-450
  rfPIC12F675H Flash 17 850-930

Related Development Tools
AC164137-1 - MRF49XA 433 MHz RF Transceiver IC
AC164138-1 - MRF89XAM8A 868 MHz RF Transceiver module
AC164138-2 - MRF89XAM9A 915 MHz RF Transceiver module

802.15.4/ZigBee

Microchip MRF24J40 TransceiverThe MRF24J40 Transceiver
IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee are ideal for short-range, low-power, and low-data rate wireless applications. Microchip offers ZigBee compliant protocol stacks FREE for our PIC microcontroller customers. The MRF24J40 Transceiver IC is a complete IEEE 802.15.4 radio that operates in the 2.4GHz freq band. The MRF24J40 supports ZigBee and Microchip’s MiWi™ proprietary protocols to provide an ideal solution for wireless sensor networks, home automation, building automation and consumer applications.

Key Features
 •  2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant
 •  Supports MiWi, MiWi P2P and ZigBee
 •  In-line/standalone encryption
 •  Automatic MAC retransmit
 •  18 mA(RX) / 22 mA (TX) / 2 uA (Sleep)
 •  Small 40-pin leadless 6x6 mm² QFN package

MRF24J40 Transceiver IC based agency pre-certified modules
MRF24J40MA - +0 dBm Transceiver module
MRF24J40MC - +20 dBm Transceiver module w/ ext. antenna

802.11/Wi-Fi/WiMax

Microchip MRF24 TransceiverMRF24WB0MA/B IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi Transceiver Modules
MRF24WB0MA/B are agency certified IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi radio transceiver modules. The MRF24WB0MA has an integrated PCB antenna while the MRF24WB0MB has an u.FL connector for an external antenna. Both modules have matching RF circuitry and support Wi-Fi with the free TCP/IP protocol stack. The MRF24WB0MA/B Modules connect to hundreds of PIC® microcontrollers via a 4-wire SPI interface and are ideal solutions for low-power, low data-rate Wi-Fi sensor networks, home automation, building automation and consumer applications.


Microchip AC164136-4 Wi-Fi PICtail development boardWi-Fi™ PICtail™ Dev. Board (AC164136-4)
The Wi-Fi™ PICtail™ development board (AC164136-4) allows the easy addition of 802.11 capabilities to Microchip’s development platforms for the PIC18, PIC24, PIC32, and dsPIC® family of microcontrollers. The PICtail dev. board contains the MRF24WB0MA FCC and Wi-Fi certified module.

Supported Development Tools:
8-bit platform: PIC18 Explorer board + AC164136-4 PICtail/PICtail Plus
16-bit platform: Explorer 16 + AC164136-4 PICtail/PICtail Plus
32-bit platform: Multimedia Expansion Board
Explorer16 + AC164136-4 PICtail/PICtail Plus
PIC32 Starter Kit + I/O Expansion Board + AC164136-4 PICtail/PICtail Plus


Microchip RN171 Ultra-low Power Wi-Fi ModuleRN171 Ultra-low Power Wi-Fi Module
The RN171 is a small form factor, ultra-low power embedded TCP/IP module measuring only 27 x 18 x 3.1 mm. The RN171 is a full-featured 802.11b/g surface mount module.  Due to its small form factor and extremely low power consumption, it is perfect for mobile wireless applications such as asset monitoring, sensors, and portable battery operated devices. 


Microchip RN-171-EK Wi-Fi Evaluation KitRN-171-EK Wi-Fi Evaluation Kit
The RN-171-EK is an 802.11b/g Wi-Fi evaluation kit for the RN171 module that can be used to quickly add Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded applications. It has the flexibility to connect directly to a PC via a standard USB interface or to embedded processors through the TTL/UART interface. The board includes 2 convenient push buttons for controlling both SoftAP and WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) mode without software configuration. The status LEDs and jumpers enable rapid prototyping and integration into existing systems.


Microchip MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi Module Designed for PIC® MicrocontrollersMRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi Module Designed for PIC® Microcontrollers
The MRF24WG0MA module is a fully-certified IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi® radio transceiver module. The MRF24WG0MA has an integrated PCB antenna and operates with the free IP protocol stack that supports a rich selection of UDP and TCP services (web server, SSL, IPv6, SNMP, SMTP client, FTP, mDNS). 


Microchip AC164149 MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter BoardAC164149 MRF24WG0MA Wi-Fi PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board
The Wi-Fi G PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration board for evaluating Wi-Fi connectivity using PIC microcontrollers and the MRF24WG0MA module.  This product is compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001), PICDEM.net2 Development Board (DM163024) and PIC32 Starter Kit (DM320001) with I/O Expansion Board (DM320002).  The TCP/IP stack and demo applications can be downloaded from www.microchip.com/harmony.

RF Amplifiers

Microchip SST11CP15 RF AmplifierMicrochip offers an assortment of RF front end products including power amplifier, low noise amplifiers and multi-chip front end modules for 2.4 GHz applications including IEEE 802.11b\g\n, Bluetooth and Zigbee; and 4.9 to 5.9 GHz applications for IEEE 802.11a\n. Our RF products provide reliable, linear and low dc current operations. For more details, please check our Power Amplifier Product listing.


SST12CP11 - 2.4 GHz Power Amplifiers
SST11CP15, ST11LP12 - 5 GHz High Linearity Power Amplifiers
SST13LP05 - Fully matched, dual-band power amplifier module (PAM)
SST12LN01 - Cost-effective Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) that requires no external RF-matching components