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RF and Wireless





ISM Band Proprietary

802.15.4 and Zigbee



CSR, CSR, CSR, Nordic, CSR,

Single Chip CSR
Silicon Labs Nordic eRide Semtech, Marvell
Silicon Labs


APM, Leadtek, APM,

Surface Mount Laird Laird Laird Sierra Wireless
Laird Sierra Wireless, Wi2Wi

Connect One,
Connector Laird Laird Laird Leadtek Sierra Wireless Laird

Bluetooth GPS WLAN CSR CSR Marvell


Bluetooth WLAN Marvell


Atel-cab Atel-cab Atel-cab Atel-cab Atel-cab Atel-cab Atel-cab Atel-cab


Laird Laird Laird Laird Laird Laird Laird Laird

Filters (BAW, SAW) TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint

Front End Module SiGe


Inductor Coilcraft Coilcraft Coilcraft Coilcraft Coilcraft Coilcraft Coilcraft Coilcraft

Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim

LNA (Low Noise Amplifier)

TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint

TriQuint, TriQuint, TriQuint, TriQuint, TriQuint, TriQuint,

PA (Power Amplifier) TriQuint SiGe, SiGe, SiGe, SiGe, SiGe, SiGe,
Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim Maxim

Switch TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint

Transistors TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint TriQuint

RF and Wireless Solutions
from Avnet Memec

Avnet Memec, the highly specialised semiconductor distributor of Avnet

Electronics Marketing EMEA, provides RF and wireless solutions from
a number of suppliers covering applications requiring a variety of wireless
connectivity and RF components.

Wireless data communication is an integral part of today’s mobile workforce.

The trend for remote and machine-to-machine connectivity and data access is
fuelled by demand for real-time access to information including the Internet,
corporate intranets and email.

Avnet Memec’s highly qualified technical professionals help ensure that

wireless RF connectivity solutions are available for multiple applications
throughout Europe. These include automatic meter management, control
and monitoring, wireless LAN, home and security, sales and payment, vehicle
remote management, M2M, healthcare, consumer, proximity marketing,
telecoms (e.g. wireless base stations and femtocells), among others.

Avnet Memec has solutions for all the major wireless technologies including
Bluetooth, GPS, GSM / GPRS / 3G, WLAN, broadcast audio / video, short-range
radio (ISM band), standard RF building blocks and discrete components.

Introduction to RF and
Wireless Technologies
Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range communications technology intended
to replace the cables connecting portable and/or fixed devices while maintaining high
levels of security. The key features of Bluetooth technology are robustness, low power
and low cost. The Bluetooth specification defines a uniform structure for a wide range
of devices to connect and communicate with each other.

Enables the use of alternative MAC and PHY for transporting Bluetooth profile
Bluetooth 3.0 –
data. The Bluetooth Radio is still used for device discovery, initial connection and
Alternate MAC/PHY (AMP)
profile configuration, however when large quantities of data need to be sent,
the high-speed alternative MAC PHY (802.11, typically associated with WiFi) will
be used to transport the data. This means that the proven low-power connection
models of Bluetooth are used when the system is idle, and the low-power per bit
radios are used when large quantities of data need to be sent.

Bluetoth Low Energy is a new protocol designed to transfer simple data sets between
Bluetooth Low Energy
compact devices. It takes less time to make a connection than conventional Bluetooth
and consumes approximately 98% less power than Bluetooth basic rate. This
technology opens up new applications especially in the areas of health and fitness,
energy management, consumer and automotive.

A cellular network is a radio network distributed over land areas called cells, each served
Cellular Technology
by at least one fixed-location transceiver known as a cell site or base station. When
joined together these cells provide radio coverage over a wide geographic area. This
enables a large number of portable transceivers (e.g. mobile phones, vehicles, etc.) to
communicate with each other and with fixed transceivers and telephones anywhere
in the network, via base stations, even if some of the transceivers are moving through
more than one cell during transmission. Many protocols use a cellular network. At
Avnet Memec we support: GSM/GPRS, EDGE, 1 x RTT, EVDO, HSPA and LTE.

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of

a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of defence. GPS
was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s the government
made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions,
anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup
charges to use GPS. GPS technology forms the heart of many processes needing a
position or timing. Applications can then take this information to provide navigation
or location awareness in portable products.

The Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) radio bands were originally reserved
ISM Band
internationally for the use of RF electromagnetic fields for industrial, scientific
and medical purposes other than communications. In general, communications
equipment must accept any interference generated by ISM equipment.

Frequency Range Centre Frequency AVAILABILITY

6.765 - 6.795 MHz 6.780 MHz Subject to local acceptance

13.553 - 13.567 MHz 13.560 MHz

26.957 - 27.283 MHz 27.12 MHz

40.66 - 40.7 MHz 40.68 MHz

433.05 - 434.79 MHz 433.92 MHz Region 1 only (EMEA)

902 - 928 MHz 915 MHz Region 2 only (Americas)

2.4 - 2.5 GHz 2.450 GHz

5.725 - 5.875 GHz 5.8 GHz

24 - 24.25 GHz 24.125 GHz

61 - 61.5 GHz 61.25 GHz Subject to local acceptance

122 - 123 GHz 122.5 GHz Subject to local acceptance

244 - 246 GHz 245 GHz Subject to local acceptance

RF circuit design will always require components for interconnecting through

the signal chain, such as power amplification, low noise amplification, RF Building Blocks
matching, transistors, frequency converters and mixers.

A wireless LAN (WLAN) is a wireless local area network that links two or more
computers or devices using spread-spectrum or OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing) modulation technology based to enable communication
between devices in a limited area. This gives users the mobility to move around
within a broad coverage area and still be connected to the network.

Desktop PC

Cable/ Router
DSL or Desktop PC
Modem Switch

Wireless Notebook
Network Card
Wireless Notebook
Network Card

RF and Wireless Suppliers
With proprietary IPD (Integrated Passive Device) technology and RF MMIC design
capability for front-end, apmcomm provides extremely compact, low-profile,
and high-performance SIP (System-in-Package) modules and related solutions
for a variety of wireless applications such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

CSR plc is a leading provider of multifunction connectivity and location

platforms. CSR’s technology portfolio includes Bluetooth, GPS, FM, WiFi
(IEEE802.11), UWB, NFC and other technologies to enable silicon platforms
that incorporate fully integrated radio, baseband and microcontroller
elements. CSR’s Connectivity Centre is designed to enhance user experience
with mainstream mobile devices by intelligent integration of multiple wireless
connectivity and location-awareness technologies. CSR’s Location Platforms
are complemented by wireless connectivity and multimedia capabilities for
high-volume mobile consumer devices and commercial applications.

Coilcraft is frequently listed in Maxim, Semtech, Silicon Labs and TriQuint

Semiconductor (incl. WJ Comms) reference designs as the preferred supplier
of magnetics. There is a good reason: no other company offers such a wide
variety of inductors, transformers and filters for power, RF and dataline
applications. In a worldwide survey, Coilcraft was voted the number one
magnetics company that engineers would recommend to their friends, based
on the many things that Coilcraft does to make the engineer’s job easier.

Connect One™ offers a line of external and embedded device servers which
are secure, high performance and virtually plug-and-play for IP-enabling any
device over wired and wireless LANs.

eRide is a private, fabless semiconductor company that develops and markets

high-sensitivity assisted GPS (A-GPS) solutions for location-based services and
semiconductor technology to offer end-to-end GPS solutions including silicon
chipsets, fully integrated modules, software plug-ins, aiding servers and a GPS.

Laird Technologies offers the widest range of high-performance wireless

modules including Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, 802.11 (WiFi) and proprietary
wireless standards that are incorporated into Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
applications and systems. Laird Technologies has helped customers in a
range of vertical markets wirelessly enable their products. Applications range
from telematics and asset tracking, home health care, and ePOS, industrial,
energy management, as well as many others.

Not all lines are available in all countries.

Leadtek designs and manufactures a wide range of products for multimedia,
surveillance, telecare and location-based services. Avnet Memec represents
Leadtek primarily for GPS OEM modules.

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) have emerged to become an essential

technology for a wide array of consumer and industrial applications. Marvell is
a leading player in the definition and development of the 802.11n
standard, and continually drives the vision of the digital lifestyle with WiFi
solutions. The technology is the world’s first solution based on IEEE’s draft
technical specification for next-generation 802.11n WLAN products and
represents a core architecture for digital home, PC and embedded solutions.

Maxim covers wireless networking from GHz to DC providing highly integrated

transceivers, down converters and up converters, mixers, SiGe low-noise
amplifiers and RF power amplifiers, plus all the supporting devices such as TM

TCXOs and power-management ICs. Maxim has solutions for 802.11 wireless
LAN, ISM band and WiMAX standards.

Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF24xx range of 2.4 GHz transceiver and transmitter

keyboards / mice, game controllers, intelligent sports equipment and wireless
audio (for example, MP3 and portable CD player headphones and PC speakers).
The latest nRF24L01 family, for instance, is targeted at ultra-low cost and
power applications such as wireless desktops and intelligent (for example
wristwatch-based) sports equipment.

Semtech provides integrated, short-range wireless connectivity solutions for

personal area networks, home and building automation networks and generic
remote control. These ultra-low-power, low-voltage products connect people
and the physical world. They deliver voice, pressure, temperature, acceleration,
time, position, speed, and other analogue inputs through a short-range
wireless link, while delivering data / commands to sensors and actuators to
perform the desired function in personal or local networks. Typical applications
include home automation, remote metering and control, GPS positioning for
asset tracking, hearing aids and wireless headsets.

RF and Wireless Suppliers
Sierra Wireless (including Wavecom) offers a full line of high-value fixed and
mobile wireless data solutions for industrial, commercial, public safety and
M2M applications. Sierra Wireless is a leading provider of embedded wireless
technology for M2M (machine-to-machine) communication. We provide a
range of GSM / GPRS, CDMA, EDGE and 3G wireless CPUs; programmable
processors which also act as as wireless modules or wireless modems.

SiGe‘s growing product portfolio of advanced Bluetooth, GPS, WiMAX

and WLAN solutions enable the full range of today’s wireless consumer
electronics. SiGe is recognised for setting industry benchmarks, and is the
number-one supplier of radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers and RF front-
end modules for WLANs. SiGe has leveraged RF design expertise across
some of today‘s hottest markets, providing the product designers’ need to
deliver the high-performance wireless devices that are keeping consumers

Silicon Labs offers the world’s most integrated, robust, reliable and easiest to use
wireless solutions available in the market today. By leveraging designs in standard
CMOS, Silicon Labs is able to eliminate many discrete components and use fewer
external components than competing solutions. Silicon Labs products enable
customers to add value-rich features and speed their time to market.

TriQuint Semiconductor designs, develops and manufactures advanced

high-performance RF solutions with Gallium Arsenide (GaAs), Gallium Nitride
(GaN), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) tech-
nologies for customers worldwide. TriQuint Semiconductor is a leader in
market diversity, serving customers in mobile handsets, 3G and 4G cellular
base stations, Bluetooth, WLAN, WiMAX, GPS, automotive, defence and
aerospace markets.

Wi2Wi specialises in providing highly integrated, small form factor,

multifunction wireless sub-systems, System-In-Package (SIP) devices for
mobile applications such as media players, smart phones, PDAs, personal
navigation devices, mobile Internet devices and ultra-mobile PCs. Designed
for practically any application requiring WLAN 802.11, Bluetooth and GPS,
or any combination thereof, these SIPs are based on Marvell WLAN, CSR
Bluetooth and SiRF GPS technologies.

Low Noise Discrete Control Integrated
Filters Power Amplifiers Switches Convertors
Amplifiers Transistors Products Products
and Mixers
Frequency Bandwidth Frequency Frequency Frequency Power Frequency Frequency Frequency
Gain (dB) Gain (dB)
(MHz) (MHz) (GHz) (GHz) (GHz) Rating (W) (GHz) (GHz) (GHz)
SW/LW/WB DC - 80 9 - 34 DC - 80 9 - 31 DC - 22 =< 180 DC - 90 DC - 65

Bluetooth SAW 2441 83.5 DC - 2.5 26 - 30 DC - 6 BT + GPS Filter

SAW BT + GPS Filter

GPS 2 - 20
298 - 2441 LNA Filter module

Base SAW
0.3 - 60 DC - 6 11 - 29 DC - 4 17 - 22 DC - 6 0.5 - 180 0.5 - 3.2
Station 36 - 2140

15 - 100 DC - 80 9 - 34 DC - 80 9 - 31 DC - 22 =< 180 DC - 90 DC - 65
710 - 5775
0.3 - 83
36 - 2441

72 - 85 DC - 6 26 - 30 2.4 - 6 16 - 23 DC - 6
2436 - 2440 SP3T + Balun + PD
16 - 17
374 - 1150

55 - 72 0.7 - 3.8 12 - 28 DC - 6 0.5 - 2.5 DC - 6
2332 - 2440
0.3 - 84
36 - 1892

PTP Radio SAW IF 140 1.5 - 28 5.5 - 40 13 - 34 2 - 69 9 - 31 DC - 22 DC - 40 16 - 40 DC - 65

VSAT 11 - 37 17 - 33 16 - 30

Cable 1 - 96 DC - 4 10 - 20
36 - 1892


Automotive 2 - 60 72 - 80 20 76 - 80 12 60 - 90 18 - 80
836 - 2333 PA and Switch modules

14 - 38 DC - 65 DC - 45 DC - 22 DC - 46 0.5 - 40 DC - 50
1030 - 2560
Defence and
2 - 20
465 - 1576

Space DC - 45 7 - 28 DC - 42 9 - 26 20 - 40 DC - 50

Coilcraft provides a wide range of RF inductors, including surface mount
chip inductors – from 0201 (0503) to 1812 (4532), ‘spring’ air core inductors,
wideband RF transformers, RFID transponder coils, signal line / LC filters, conical
inductors, with leads, tunable inductors, wideband RF transformers, low-pass
LC filters, conical inductors, low-profile horizontal mount inductors, 132 series
fixed inductors (14 - 709 nH), 148 series tunable inductors (35 - 710 nH).

Coilcraft also supports a wide range of Web-based and development design

tools, including an RF inductor finder, RF inductor comparison tool (plots the
Q, L, Z and ESR of up to four inductors on the same graph), highest Q
finder (quickly finds parts with the highest Q at the required inductance and
frequency) and IC / inductor matching tool (finds the latest inductors for 1000s
of IC reference designs). See http://www.coilcraft.com/design_tools.cfm.

SiGe’s WLAN portfolio includes RF front-end solutions that work with the
most advanced baseband solutions, and the designs permit optimal cost
management and greater functional integration within a smaller footprint.
• SE252x, SE254x, SE255x, SE256x, SE257x, SE258x, SE259x

SiGe produces leading GPS receivers for the Personal Navigation Device (PND)
segment and was the first to release a GPS radio IC with a built-in interface
for software GPS applications. SiGe’s GPS solutions provide low-power, high-
sensitivity for reliable performance that supports stable GPS services – helping
build the platform for a whole new world of location-aware applications.
• SE41xx

SiGe Bluetooth power amplifiers deliver the performance that today’s devices
require: high output power, low power consumption, small form factors and full
compliance with the latest Bluetooth EDR standard.
• PA24xx

TriQuint has a wide range of RF building blocks suitable for almost all wireless
technologies.TriQuint is an industry leader in the development, advancement and
production of GaAs, GaN, SAW and BAW technologies. Some key advantages of
these processes include:
• GaAs can operate more efficiently at higher breakdown voltages in
frequencies in excess of 250 MHz while generating less noise compared to
other technologies.
• GaN offers even greater power-handling capabilities (greater power density
per square millimetre), can enable performance at a given power level using
fewer or smaller devices, as well as strong linearity and wideband performance.
GaN devices can also generate less waste heat in a given system.
• SAW offers excellent performance and economy through 2.5 GHz.
• BAW offers superior loss levels, stronger ESD performance and greater
resistance to temperature effects for devices at frequencies from 2.5 to 6 GHz
and beyond.

TriQuint NEW – PowerBand™: Enables a new era of system solutions.

Many broadband circuit designs today rely on RF amplifiers operating in low
efficiency configurations such as class A or heavy class AB operation. Because
PowerBand™ allows system designers to utilise the efficiency of class AB across
a very broad bandwidth, whole new approaches to system design are possible.
For example: the efficiencies of PowerBand™ can enable broadband hand-held
devices with extended battery life and reduced complexity, or products with
more functionality within the same form factor since less space is dedicated to
RF signal amplification. Ground-based systems that are much reduced in size,
weight and cost are also now possible thanks to PowerBand™ innovation.

Maxim – High-frequency SiGe, BiCMOS, bipolar as well as RF CMOS processes

make Maxim your source for low-power, low-cost, high-performance building
block and complete system solution RF ICs for wireless and RF.

Wireless Audio
CSR’s BlueCore5 multimedia platform supports extensive wireless audio solutions, for example:
• Wideband speech – expected to revolutionise mobile comms audio experience from 2011. Conserves higher frequencies in the
communication path for ‘brighter’ speech quality, dramatically improves speech intelligibility
• Clear Voice Capture (CVC) for far- and-near end audio enhancements
• Noise suppression
• Acoustic Echo Cancellation
• Adaptive Equalisation
• Automatic Gain Control
• Comfort Noise
• Noise dependant volume control
• Wind Noise Reduction
• Enhancements for streaming music
• SBC and MP3 decoder for improved audio quality
(Note: MP3 functionality requires licence from Thomson )
• Configurable audio 5-band equaliser
• FastStream (low latency codec) for video and gaming apps
• A2DP1.2 and AVRCP1.0 profiles enabled for streaming audio over Bluetooth and for remote control functionality
• Support for iPod Accessory Protocol (iAP), enables a connection to an iPhone and communication with the Apple OS for audio
control (and other iPhone applications)
• Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad

I/O External
2.4 GHz 8 Mb or Ext Mem Flash
Radio 16 Mb flash Many
partners for embedding
RAM LED / Buttons
advanced third party DSP
features for Mono and Stereo
DSP Stereo Mics / Speaker



FM Technology

Supplier family Description Digital

Frequency Band RDS
/ Part Audio o/p TV formats
Silicon Labs Si4704/05 FM Radio Reciever 64 - 108 MHz Yes (Si4705) Yes (Si4705) N/A

Silicon Labs Si471x family FM Radio Transmitter 76 - 108 Mhz Yes Yes N/A

Silicon Labs Si472x family FM Radio Transciever 76 - 108 Mhz Yes Yes N/A

Si2161/65 Multi Standard TV Tuners Standard IF (~36 MHz) Low-IF, Zero-IF N/A N/A DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-C

CSR BC7-FM Bluetooth HCI ROM device plus FM Tranciever 2.4 GHz Yes Bluetoooth N/A

Silicon Labs has devices that are the industry’s first fully integrated, 100% CMOS
AM / FM / SW / LW and WB radio receiver ICs. Offering unmatched integration and PCB
space savings, the Si47xx only requires two external components and less than 15 mm²
of board area excluding the antenna inputs.
• Si473x, Si474x and Si4707

Silicon Labs FM radio receiver family is the industry’s first to leverage digital integration
and 100% CMOS process technology, resulting in a completely integrated solution that
requires only one external supply bypass capacitor and less than 10 mm² of board space.
• Si470x

Silicon Labs has the industry’s first 100% CMOS, single-chip FM transmitter IC. The
Si4712/13 are the industry‘s first integrated transmitters with Receive Power Scan (RPS).
• Si471x

Silicon Labs Si472x is the first single-chip FM radio transceiver. The proven and patented
digital architecture of the Si472x combines the functionality of the Si470x FM radio
receiver with the Si471x FM transmitter, offering full FM receive and transmit capabilities
in a single, ultra-small 3 x 3 x 0.55 mm QFN package.
• Si4720 FM radio receiver and transmitter with digital audio compression
• Si4721 FM radio receiver and transmitter with digital audio compression
and RDS


Product Range / Output Power Bluetooth Support Application-Specific

BC7-FM 10 dBm HCI FM TX RX on board

CSR7810 6 dBm HCI CVC® 5th Generation
BC5-MM 8 dBm HCI
CVC single and dual microphone
Bluevox DSP 8 dBm HSP P1.5 and HSP1.0 profiles algorithm for echo and noise
Misic Enhancements. BlueTunes
ROM integrates a stereo audio
CSR A2DP1.2, AVRCP1.0, HFP1.5 CODEC and powerful DSP that
Bluetunes ROM 8 dBm
and HSP1.0 enables SBC and MP3 decode,
and a configurable 5-band EQ.
Fastream, CVC, 5-band EQ
• HFP (1.5) / HS
Roadtunes ROM 7 dBm CVC, PAB
• A2DP
• AVRCP (1.3)
APM8142 BC4-ROM HCI Low cost
Full product approvals - BT, FCC,
BTM410 Class 2, up to 30 m range SPP, DUN
IC, UL, CE. Multipoint firmware
SPP, DUN, HFP, HSP, FTP, AGP, Full product approvals - BT, FCC,
BTM430 Class 2, up to 30 m range
OBEX IC, UL, CE. Multipoint firmware
Class 1 6 dBm - 88 Sensitivity SPP, DUN, HFP, HSP, FTP, AGP, Full product approvals - BT, FCC,
Module BISM II
300 m range OBEX IC, UL, CE. Multipoint firmware
Class 1 18 dBm - 87 Sensitivity Full product approvals - BT, FCC,
600 m range IC, UL, CE. Multipoint firmware
HSP, HFP, A2DP and AVRCP Full product approvals - BT, FCC,
BTM511 Class 2, up to 30 m range
audio profiles IC, UL, CE. Multipoint firmware
Class 1 6 dBm - 88 Sensitivity HSP, HFP, A2DP and AVRCP Full product approvals - BT, FCC,
300 m range audio profiles IC, UL, CE. Multipoint firmware

Bluetooth Product Positioning


Application Support On-chip audio enhancements available

Available on request
Upper Level Protocol Stack Included on selected devices Fully embedded modules. Full product
approvals – BT, FCC, IC, UL, CE.
HCI Protocol Stack Standard Standard.
Multipoint stack and application support
Supporting RF On plug and go packages Uses CSR BC5 Multimedia or BC4-ROM
for stereo audio.

Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth Low Energy Solution Key Features

Device Mode Arcitecture
CSR CSR8510 (USB) / CSR8810 (UART) or BC7830/20 Dual HCI - Host processor required

CSR CSR1000 Single Single Chip

CSR CSR1001 Single Single Chip, Expanded IO for keyboards

Nordic nRF8000 family Single HCI - Host processor required

Bluetooth low energy is not just a variant of the existing Bluetooth specification – it is an entirely new standard that has been
optimised for low power and Internet connectivity. Bluetooth low energy technology opens entirely new markets for devices
requiring low cost and low power wireless connectivity. Many markets including health care, sports and fitness, security and
home entertainment already take advantage of the benefits of Bluetooth technology. These, and many more markets, will be
enhanced with the availability of small, coin-cell battery powered wireless products and sensors that can now be enabled by
Bluetooth low energy wireless technology.

Key Features of Bluetooth Low Energy

• It is different from standard Bluetooth because it is designed to transfer simple messages rather then send continuous
data over an open connection
• The time taken to connect, transfer a message and go back to sleep is extremely short
• It is off most of the time and so consumes approximately 98% less power than standard Bluetooth
• The possibility for end-to-end connectivity over the Internet is designed into the standard

Pedometer Here are the APPs

Acme model XYZ, Steps per that will work on your
minute, Total steps, Calories phone...
used, Find me an APP...

ISM Band Proprietary

Frequency Bands Modulation Type Data Rate kbps Output Power Sensitivity

315, 434, 868 and

EZRadioPRO® TX, RX, TRX FSK/OOK 115 up to 7 dBm -110 dBm
915 MHz
240 - 930 MHz
Silicon Labs EZRadioPRO® TX, RX, TRX FSK/GFSK/OOK 256 up to 20 dBm Down to -121 dBm
Wireless MCUs 240 - 930 MHz
TRX FSK/GFSK/OOK 256 up to 20 dBm Down to -121 dBm
(25 MIPS) programmable

Semtech SX12x Series TX, RX, TRX 290 MHz - 1 GHz FSK/GFMSK/OOK up to 600 up to 17 dBm Down to -120 dBm

MAX147xx Series TX, RX 300 - 450 MHz ASK/FSK up to 100 up to 10 dBm Down to -115 dBm
MAX70xx Series TX, RX, TRX 433 MHz ASK/FSK up to 100 up to 10 dBm Down to -115 dBm

TRX 2.4 GHz GFSK up to 2000 Up to 18 dBm Down to -94 dBm
(with integrated uC)
nRF24L01+ TRX 2.4 GHz GFSK up to 2000 0 dBm Down to -94 dBm

Silicon Labs Wireless MCUs

Footprint and Software Compatible Parts

+13 dBm
+20 dBm +13 dBm output power
Flash output power output power (includes 0.9 V operation)
22 I/O, 18-ch. ADC 19 I/O, 15-ch. ADC

64 kB Si1000 Si1002 Si1004

32 kB Si1001 Si1003 Si1005

15 I/O, 11-ch. ADC 15 I/O, 11-ch. ADC

16 kB Si1010 Si1012 Si1014

8 kB Si1011 Si1013 Si1015

Semtech’s wireless RF product portfolio consists of state-of-the-art highly
Integrated Circuit (IC) solutions offering the world’s highest link budget transceiver
through to the lowest current RX of any UHF transceiver. The Semtech wireless
RF products consist of RF transceiver, RF transmitter and RF receiver components
covering the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band radio frequency spectrum
from low kHz up to 1 GHz. Customers worldwide use Semtech’s wireless RF ICs for
applications such as automated wireless remote control, meter readers, wireless
security systems and building automation equipment.
• UHF Radio Rx, Tx and Rx/Tx, XE12xx and SX12xx families
See Avnet Memec brochure for more details:

Silicon Labs – EZRadioPRO – While including all the attractive features of the
EZRadio® products such as high integration, low cost, flexibility, low BOM and
easy design-in, these parts are targeted to more sophisticated applications and
offer several enhanced parameters and features, including continuous frequency
coverage from 240 to 960 MHz, and output power up to +20 dBm. Also included
are built-in features like wake-up timer, low battery detector, transmit and receive
data FIFOs, power-on reset circuit and general-purpose digital I/Os.
• Si403x, Si433x and Si443x

Silicon Labs – EZRadio family of fully integrated, low power, low data rate, low
cost ICs are designed to meet the needs of OEMs developing mesh network
applications for both consumer and industrial monitoring and control. EZRadio
products support proprietary and de facto standard point-to-point, star and mesh
networks, as well as complex, standards-based mesh network applications.
• Si402x, Si432x and Si442x

Maxim Integrated Circuits offer several solutions in ISM 315 MHz / 433 MHz
band starting from transmitter; superheterodyne receiver and transceiver cover
the most common applications such as garage door openers, wireless sensors,
remote keyless entry and so on. All devices have fast start-up time, low current
consumption for saving power and extending battery life, high sensitivity and
low cost. To help the designer and improve time-to-market, Maxim also offers
evaluation kits boards that allow testing the performance of the chip according to
the customer application / design.

Nordic Semiconductor is the leading vendor of ultra-low-power single chip ANT

solutions. The products are based on Nordic Semiconductor’s market-leading ultra-
low-power 2.4 GHz transceivers and include fully embedded ANT protocol stacks.
ANT is an ultra-low-power network protocol stack developed by Dynastream
Innovation. It is specifically developed for sports, fitness, wellness and health care
applications. ANT supports a wide range of network topologies, is easy to use, and
provides multivendor interoperability with ANT+.

GPS Solution Key FeatureS
TTFF - TTFF - Tracking Power Track
Supplier Part Package Footprint Other
Host Start Cold Start Sensitivity Consumption Channels
Sirf GSD4e < 1 sec < 35 sec -163 dBm 8 mW 44 3.5 x 3.2 mm2
CSR Technology
Sirf GSD3tw < 2 sec < 36 sec -158 dBm 20 mW 20 4 x 4.5 mm2

Opus5-SD <1 sec 33 sec -161 dBm 40 mW 32 9.0 x 9.0 mm2

Baseband IC: 7.0 x 7.0 x 1.2 mm3,
Opus3 <1 sec 34 sec -161 dBm 90 mW 12 Receiver IC: 5.0 x 5.0 x 0.75 mm3, 2 chip solution
W2SG0004 < 2 sec < 36 sec -141 to 157 dBm 30 uA - 35 mA 20 11.2 x 12 x 2.5 mm3 Based on SiRFStar III™
W2SG0006 < 2 sec < 36 sec -141 to 157 dBm 35 mA 20 15 x 15 x 2.5 mm3 Based on SiRFStar III™

LR9102, 9101X < 2 sec < 36 sec -158 dBm 20 mW 20 15 x 14 x 2.8 mm 3

Based on SiRFStar III™

Based on Mediatek
LR9023 1.5 35 -165 dBM 100 mW 22 11.4 x 10 x 2.0 mm3
Leadtek (MT3329)
LR9552 < 2 sec < 36 sec -158 dBm 20 mW 20 25 x 25 x 8.4 mm3 Based on SiRFStar III™

LR9xxx < 1 sec < 35 sec -163 dBm 8 mW 44 13 x 13 x 2.8 mm3 Based on SiRFStar IV™

eRide GM-8461 < 1 sec 34 sec -161 dBm 90 mW 32 9 x 11 mm 2

Based on OPUS III

CSR offers a premium GPS product in SiRFstarIV, a GPS technology for optimising
mobile phones, laptops and mobile devices to be location-enabled.

eRide – OPUS IIIez is based on eRide’s latest generation of GPS technology,

raising satellite navigation to new performance heights. Engineered as a cost-
effective highly integrated architecture, it provides unparalleled performance by
combining a hardware measurement platform with powerful navigation software
running on an embedded controller. It delivers fast, accurate positioning, velocity
and timing (PVT) data ideal for wireless applications and handheld
systems in challenging locations like indoor environments and deep urban
• ePV3600, ePR3036

Leadtek produces the widest range of GPS modules based on Sirf and Medialtek.
The Leadtek latest LR9548V06 GPS module is a high-sensitivity, low-power Surface
Mount Device (SMD) that is compatible to LR9548S. This 48-channel Global
Positioning System (GPS) receiver is designed for a wide range of OEM applications
and is based on the GPS signal search capabilities of the SiRFstarIV GSD4e chipset,
SiRF’s newest chipset technology.

Wi2Wi has two module solutions for high-sensitivity, ultra-low-power SMD
GPS receivers, designed for battery-powered portable devices. A complete radio
receivers, solution, both are designed to allow quick and easy integration into
standard or custom applications.
• W2SG0004, W2SG0006

TriQuint supplies a majority of the world’s GPS / PND SAW filters. Its newest
product is the TQM640002 – the world’s smallest, most fully integrated GPS
front-end receive module. The TQM640002 requires no external matching
and is ideal for multiple markets: cellular handsets, PND, automotive and
other location-based applications. TriQuint has designed its newest module
to simplify the design and manufacture of GPS RF receive chains. No other
module offers this level of front-end integration for its size: 3.0 x 3.0 mm.
TriQuint’s design leverages its extensive, cost-conscious SAW product
development history as well as its pioneering E/D pHEMT flip-chip and handset
FEM integration expertise. Other GPS FEMs on the market rely on more
expensive BAW filtering and require multiple external matching components,
increasing the BOM by as many as five components while substantially increasing
the PCB area dedicated to RF. Get a data sheet on the TQM640002 and find out
how it can enhance your next design. See TriQuint table in RF Building Blocks

New GPS Module for Next-Generation Designs

The leader in GPS SAW filtering is bringing a new level of integration to the
market with the TQM640002. This high-rejection GPS module incorporates
an E/D pHEMT GaAs LNA along with SAW filters in TriQuint’s smallest 2-in-1
package. The module’s overall 3 x 3 mm form factor makes it ultra-compact,
ideally suited for wireless handset applications incorporating GPS. The module
is also well suited for PND and automotive location-based designs. There is
zero matching required for ‘plug-and-play’ simplicity; supply voltage can be
either 1.8 or 2.8 V for added flexibility. Samples are now available; for details,
please contact Product Marketing.
• TQM640002

Supported IEEE Standard

Integration Supplier Product Description and Comments
IEEE Standard

CSR6026 Single-chip IEEE 802.11n™ single spatial stream, 2.4 GHz IC up to 72.2 Mbps. 65 nm CMOS design giving industry-
IEEE 802.11n
(Automotive leading low power consumption, small form factor and low cost. CSR advanced Unity IEEE 802.11™/Bluetooth®
IEEE 802.11b/g
Chips CSR grade available) coexistence schemes provide exceptional performance for IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth using a single antenna
IEEE 802.11n
CSR6027 Version to support WAPI encryption
IEEE 802.11b/g
IEEE 802.11n
APM APM6991 CSR‘s CSR6026 inside
IEEE 802.11b/g
Module IEEE 802.11n
APM APM6981 CSR‘s CSR6027 inside
IEEE 802.11b/g
Wi2Wi W2SW0001 IEEE 802.11b/g Marvell’s 88W8686 inside
On-board processor for application. Powerful UWScript Language for simplified control
Laird WISMC01BI IEEE 802.11b/g
128 kB script and Web page storage. Low power and long range
High speed, ideal for all wireless video streaming applications - delivers in excess of 12 Mbps real data throughput
Module with Laird WLM400 802.11b/g
with a 54 Mbps 802.11g link that uses minimal power consumption
drivers Connect Secure, multi-interface 802.11b/g Wireless LAN embedded module. Includes iChipSec CO2144 and Marvel 8686 802.11b/g
Nano WiReach 802.11b/g
One Wireless LAN chipset. Serial, USB, SPI and RMII interfaces. Small form factor and 30-pin low profile connector, RoHS
Connect Mini Socket Secure serial-to-802.11b/g Wireless LAN embedded device server. Module includes iChipSec CO2128 and Marvel
One iWiFi 8686 802.11b/g Wireless LAN chipset. Small form factor and 12-pin header connector, RoHS

Wi2Wi has two solutions for 802.11b/g.

• The W2SW0001 is a complete 802.11 b/g radio solution based on the industry
standard Marvell 8686 architecture. Designed for handheld or portable
warehousing / logistics, medical and industrial applications, it is a complete WiFi
solution that includes an LDO for single rail operation, all crystals, all filtering, local
memory for MAC address storage and diagnostics capability.
• The W2CBW003 is a complete 802.11 b/g plus Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR radio
solution based on the industry standard Marvell 8686 and Cambridge Silicon Radio
architectures. Designed for handheld or portable warehousing / logistics, medical
and industrial applications, it is a complete WiFi BT solution that includes an LDO
for single rail operation, all crystals, all filtering, local memory for MAC address
storage and diagnostics capability.

CSR UniFi® – UniFi is a revolutionary single-chip WiFi solution with highly optimised
features for embedded applications. The CSR UniFi CSR6000 range of WiFi chips, the
world’s smallest and lowest-cost IEEE 802.11n compatible devices. At less than 16 mm²
of silicon, UniFi CSR6000 devices are designed to be embedded into WiFi products,
making them the most desirable low cost 802.11n enabled WiFi solutions for mobile

Connect One wireless LANs modular solutions are based on their proprietary iChips
and the Marvell WLAN chipset, and allow designers to implement WLAN quickly and
easily without the need for device driver software.

Connect One driver and embedded stack solution: iChip Secure IP Controller with
hardware based support for SSL3 /TLS1 security protocols, 128-pin LQFP form factor.
Support for dial/cellular modems, 10/100BaseT and 802.11b/g wireless LANs. 3.3 V,
industrial temperature range. Locally and remotely updateable firmware, RoHS.

iChipSec CO2128 Concept

The iChipSec looks after drivers and the protocol stack for your WLAN solution,
reducing the development task and host processor resource requirements.

Marvell Libertas 88W8010 and 88W8510 chipset comprises the world’s most
integrated 802.11g(b) access point / gateway solutions. The 88W8010 is an optimised
RF-baseband transceiver that integrates a near 20 dBm power amplifier (23 dBm for
802.11b CCK signals), low noise amplifier, voltage-controlled oscillator, frequency
synthesizer, as well as other necessary RF and analogue functions onto one chip.

WiFi Product Positioning

CSR APM Wi2Wi Connect One Laird

TCP/IP and upper layer protocols Feature rich

WiFi Drivers Supported by CSR Supported by CSR Marvell Driver
Integrated driver
MAC/PHY/ Encryption On-chip High-speed / Wireless
Low-Cost RF module and industrial Low cost
Off-chip SiGe front- only temperature rated
Supporting RF
end Module

AirLink GL Series
AirLink FXT Series
Programmable Gateways
AirLink™ Fastrack Xtend AirLink™ Fastrack Xtend AirLink™ Fastrack Xtend Sierra Wireless AirLink
AirLink GL6100 and GL6110
GPRS EDGE HSPA Fastrack Xtend CDMA 1 x RTT
Programmable CDMA 1 x RTT Easy to go, programmable, indus-
Programmable add-on Programmable add-on
Programmable HSPA modem modem for adding wireless trial cellular modem bringing im-
GPRS modem functionality EDGE modem with
Description with unlimited expansion connectivity to non-wireless mediate cellular connectivity and
with unlimited expansion unlimited expansion
possibilities products or creating new data services to any disconnected
possibilities possibilities
machine-to-machine solutions or wired machine
Air Interface GPRS CDMA
EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850 /
Frequency 850 / 900 / 1800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 1900 MHz GPRS / GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 /
Bands 1900 MHz 1900 MHz WCDMA 850 / 1900 / 2100 800 MHz 1900 MHz
89 x 60 x 30 mm3 89 x 60 x 30 mm3 89 x 60 x 30 mm3 89 x 60 x 33 mm3 67 x 51.5 x 23.5 mm3
-30 to +75 °C -30 to +75 °C -30 to +75 °C -30 to +75 °C -30 to +75 °C

Fastrack Programmable Gateways

The Sierra Wireless AirLink Fastrack programmable gateways enable customers to
add cellular to an existing non-wireless application, or can serve as a platform to
create new products.

AirLink Fastrack programmable gateways are supported by the Sierra Wireless

Software Suite, which allow customers and integrators to leverage a robust
programming platform to build their own customized applications for their specific

AirLink FXT Series programmable gateways

Extendable, programmable gateways for machine-to-machine connectivity.

AirLink GL Series programmable gateways

Among the world’s smallest ready-to-go cellular modems for machine-to-machine

AirPrime™ WMP Series, Q Series, WS Series
Designed for M2M applications

WMP Series Q Series SL Series WS Series

Processor Scalable Compact

• Embedded processor • Multi Air Interfaces: GPRS (Q2686), • Easy Integration

with GPRS connectivity EDGE (Q2687, SL6087), CDMA (Q26Elite), • Sleek Castellation
• Programmable in C/C++, LUA HSxPA (Q26Extreme, SL808x) (LCC) package
• BGA 25 x 25 package • Industrial grade board-to-board connector or
• Decrease Total System Cost standard 25 x 30 LGA package
• Management Services ready • Programmable in C/C++, LUA for easy customisation
• Embedded SIM • Management Services ready
• Embedded SIM
• Bundle with GPS

AirPrime™ MC Series
Designed for mobile computing, mobile consumer and networking devices

AirPrime™ MC Series

Air Interface Innovation

• PCI Express Mini Card standard

• USB 2.0 interface
• Voice Option
• Advanced Air Interfaces: CDMA EV-DO Rev A (MC5728V), HSPA (MC8790V, MC8792V MC8795V, Gobi 3K) or HSPA+ 21
(MC8700, MC8705), HSPA+ 42 (MC8801), LTE (MC77xx)

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