RFaxis, a semiconductor company headquartered in Irvine, California, focused on development and design of embedded antenna and RF semiconductor solutions for mobility applications and wireless connectivity, has announced that the company will demonstrate the high-power AirMicro AM-207S ZigBee module at CES 2012 from 10 to 12 January at Las Vegas, Nevada.
RFaxis’ second generation CMOS based RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC), the RFX2401C has been integrated into the AM-207S. Mass deployment of the module will commence soon to the wireless sensor and smart meter markets and will be shipped to several countries such as Japan, Vietnam and China.
AirMicro is ZigBee wireless solution company based in Japan. The AM-207S module is the company’s fifth generation module that features the ST Microelectronics STM32W, an IEEE 802.15.4 compliant system-on-a-chip that adds scalability and flexibility as well as boosts the performance of the STM32 microcontroller featuring a 32-bit Cortex-M3 ARM processor.
As a standalone device, the STM32W is capable of transmitting a maximum of +7 dBm output power and has a receiver sensitivity of -100 dBm. The AM-207S module can deliver a transmit power of +22 dBm with improved receive sensitivity due to the integration of the RFX2401C. A low noise amplifier, a high-efficiency power amplifier, harmonic filters, CMOS control logic, impedance matching network and receive & transmit port switch is available along with the RFX201C.