RFM slashes price on low-power Wi-Fi module

RF Monolithics (RFM) announced a substantial price
reduction for its ultra low-power Wi-Fi module. The pre-certified module comes
with full-function, ready to use firmware has a new MSRP of $39 for single
piece quantity.


“Through improved manufacturing and increased
production volumes, RFM is able to make the industry’s easy to integrate,
fastest time to market, low power Wi-Fi module even more affordable,” said
Tim Cutler, director of business development for M2M business, RFM.



“Now having a module that requires no programming,
no-coprocessor, and no FCC certification testing is now on par price-wise with
modules that require much more effort to integrate and use. And with
auto-reporting functions, built-in serial-to-Wi-Fi features, and years of
battery life, the WSN delivers all the features that are in demand,”
Cutler added.



Though it utilizes the latest in low-power Wi-Fi
technology, the WSN802G still delivers all the in-demand features for
leveraging existing Wi-Fi infrastructure including: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g based
module allowing easy integration to existing Wi-Fi access points.



Multiple analog, digital, UART and SPI interfaces with
auto-reporting and sleep mode, WPA2 and 802.11x secure encryption to protect
sensitive data sent wirelessly, Variable data rates from 1 Mbps to 11 Mbps
allowing for flexible designs.



Low sleep current provides operation for up to 5 years on
a single AA battery, Auto-reporting eliminates need for applications to poll
simplifying design, Transparent Serial to Wi-Fi data transmission, Ready-to-use
out of the box no programming or external processor needed.



RFM offers one of the broadest ranges of wireless sensor
networking platforms in the market. Design engineers looking for RF module
solutions look to RFM first as it has earned a reputation for outstanding support
of the integration of their technology.



In addition to the WSN802G battery-powered Wi-Fi
products, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth combination modules, RFM’s M2M portfolio includes
battery-powered WirelessHARTT, ZigBee / 802.15.4, Proprietary Mesh,
and Proprietary FHSS RF modules and boxed radios.



By Telecomlead.com Team
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