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    • Si4463 915 MHz Wireless Development Kit
    • Si4463 915 MHz Wireless Development Kit

    Overview

    The Si4463 development kit provides the tools necessary to evaluate using the Si4463 EZRadioPRO low current RF transceiver operating at the 915 MHz frequency. Silicon Labs also offers the 4461C-868-PDK4461C-868-PDK which is a similarly complete development kit using the Si4461 EZRadioPRO low current transceiver operating at the 868 MHz frequency.

    Si446x devices are high-performance, low-current transceivers covering the sub-GHz frequency bands from 119 to 1050 MHz. The radios are part of the EZRadioPRO family, which includes a complete line of transmitters, receivers, and transceivers covering a wide range of applications.

    All parts offer outstanding sensitivity of –126 dBm while achieving extremely low active and standby current consumption. The Si4463/61/60 offers frequency coverage in all major bands. The Si4464 offers frequency coverage in bands not covered by Si4463/61/60. Typically, these are non-standard frequencies or licensed frequency bands. The Si446x includes optimal phase noise, blocking, and selectivity performance for narrow band and licensed band applications, such as FCC Part90 and 169 MHz wireless Mbus.

    Applications:

    • Smart metering (802.15.4g & MBus)
    • Remote control
    • Home security and alarm
    • Telemetry
    • Garage and gate openers
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Home automation
    • Industrial control
    • Sensor networks
    • Health monitors
    • Electronic shelf labels

    Features

    • Frequency range = 119–1050 MHz
    • Receive sensitivity = –126 dBm
    • Modulation: ?(G)FSK, 4(G)FSK, (G)MSK, OOK
    • PA support for 27 or 30 dBm
    • Ultra low current powerdown modes: 30 nA shutdown, 50 nA standby
    • Data rate = 100 bps to 1 Mbps
    • Fast wake and hop times
    • Power supply = 1.8 to 3.6 V
    • Antenna diversity and T/R switch control
    • Highly configurable packet handler
    • TX and RX 64 byte FIFOs
    • Auto frequency control (AFC)
    • Automatic gain control (AGC)

    Ships With

    • (2) C8051F930 Motherboards
    • (2) Si4463 915 MHz Test Cards
    • (2) C8051F930 MCU Cards
    • (2) 915 MHz Antennas
    • (2) USB mini cables
    • (2) AA batteries

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