a complete hardware and software wireless communication solution available under license for drop-in use in your product.

RFOS designs can easily be adapted to any product requirements

  • Configurable – Allows the approach for the specific application to be used.
  • Modular – Optimized, so the product has just what it needs with no overhead.
  • Customizable – When the application demands something extra, RFOS is designed to ease the additional development.
  • Portable – Use of the most appropriate hardware for the product specification.
  • Integral – RFOS and the product electronics and software are merged to provide the optimum solution (i.e. RFOS on the product micro, or the product on the RFOS micro).

Key benefits

Here’s why our clients use RFOS to develop their product

  • Easy to fully integrate with your product means optimized design with reduced part counts and costs.
  • Years of existing HW and SW development, means reduced NRE costs and faster time to market.
  • Proven design with many deployed solutions means low risk.
  • No RF experience or programming required to continue development means easy hand-off.
  • Portability and choice of hardware platform means optimum choices.

RFOS fully integrated into your product design

Key typical features & performance

  • RF data rate: 250Kbits/second
  • Reliable communication
  • Data packets acknowledged for guaranteed data integrity
  • Buffers utilized to support data bursts
  • Full duplex data link (half duplex rf link)
  • Battery life up to five years
  • Range up to 1 mile (higher power versions)
  • Up to 1000 foot (line of sight) with 10mw base version
  • Frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) or direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS)
  • 400Mhz, 900Mhz, or 2.4Ghz ISM band radio communication
  • Various network topologies supported
    • 2 units (cable replacement) point to point
    • Star network (multi-point addressable)
    • Mesh network (data collection)
    • Asynchronous topologies
  • RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) (available)
  • FCC Part 15.247 compliant

Examples of “pick n mix” configuration options (not exhaustive)

400 MHz 868/900 MHz 2.4GHz licenced bands …..
DFSS FHSS Single Freq. ……
Ping Deep Sleep Scheduled Clock sync …..
Point to point Star Mesh Broadcast …..
Field Pairing Ad-hoc  Factory config. Master record ……
Atmel TI Micrel others …..

(1) Currently the most common RFOS implementation uses either  the Texas Instruments Chipcon family of transceivers (CC1101/CC1110F32/CC2510) or Atmel tranceivers combined with the Texas Instruments MSP430 family of microprocessors (MSP430F2272/MSP430F1611IPM)

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