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    • Based on the MRF24J40MA surface mount module
    • Compatible with the PIC18 Explorer Board (DM183032) for 8-bit microcontroller development
    • Compatible with the Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001) for 16-bit microcontroller development
    • Targeted for ZigBee® and MiWi™ Development Environment wireless protocol applications
    • Perfect solution for low-cost, low-power complete embedded wireless PAN applications

    Features for MRF24J40MA module

    • 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4 Transceiver module supports ZigBee™, MiWi™, and MiWi P2P protocols
    • FCC (USA), IC (Canade), ETSI (Europe) Certified
    • Integrated PCB Antenna with simple four-wire SPI interface to PIC® microcontroller
    • Low current consumption (Tx 23mA, Rx 19mA, Sleep 2uA)
    • Hardware CSMA-CA Mechanism
    • Automatic ACK response
    • Hardware security engine (AES-128)
    • Automatic packet retransmit capable
    • Surface Mountable

    The MRF24J40MA PICtail™/PICtail Plus Daughter Board is a demonstration and development daughter board for the MRF24J40MA IEEE 802.15.4, 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver module.

    The MRF24J40MA PICtail/PICtail Plus Daughter Board can be plugged into multiple demonstration and development boards. This allows the developer to choose the microcontroller that best suits the customer’s development environment. The PICtail connector right angle header, P2, can plug into 8-bit demonstration and development boards, such as the PIC18 Explorer Board (DM183032). The PICtail Plus card edge connector, P1, can plug into Explorer 16 Development Board (DM240001).

    The MRF24J40MA is a perfect solution for low-cost, low-power complete embedded wireless PAN applications. MRF24J40MA is a certified 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver module. It has an integrated PCB antenna, matching circuitry, and supports the ZigBee™, MiWi™ and MiWi P2P protocols. The MRF24J40MA module connects to hundreds of PIC® microcontrollers via a 4-wire SPI interface

    Key Applications: ZigBee®, MiWi™, and MiWi P2P wireless protocol applications

    • MRF24J40MA PICtail™/PICtail Plus Daughter Board