WFX2: Fast-switching, Long Range, Wireless Link for Industrial & Commercial Applications
Usable range of over 5km
Leading low power radio manufacturer Radiometrix Ltd has launched the new WFX2 radio Transceiver module. Ideally suited to industrial applications requiring long range and high-reliability, the WFX2 offers fast switching together with +27dBm (500mW) RF power output and ETSI Category 1 (Class 1) receiver performance. The WFX2 is available for operation in the 500mW 458.5-459.5MHz license-free Industrial/ Commercial Telemetry and Telecommand, Medical and Biological Applications band in the UK and Ireland.
This new 256-channel module features an exceptional RX-to-TX switching time (5ms), has a receive sensitivity of -118dBm and can achieve a usable range of over 5km over open ground. The feature rich interface offers analogue RSSI and both logic level and analogue baseband inputs and outputs. A 4-way internal channel select switch is standard. The compact WFX2 (85 x 55 x 13 mm) requires a regulated +5V DC power supply and is re-programmable via microcontroller UART interface, drawing 35mA in receive and under 400mA in transmit.
Multiple versions of the product are available; the standard 458MHz module offers data rates of up to 5kbps, the WFX2-458-G variant to be used with external 9600 baud GMSK Modem and a dedicated modem version, the WFZ2 has an internal M48 modem. A 12.5kHz narrowband version is also available.
The WFX2 is ideally suited to industrial applications including on-site paging, telecommand tasks, machine control, fast, long range data modems and robotic/ mechatronic control functions. This module is the latest addition to the exciting new range of High Power transceivers from Radiometrix which includes the SHX1-169-5 Transceiver on VHF frequencies and the FPX3-869-10, available on the pan-European 869.4-869.65MHz band. The module can be evaluated easily using the Narrow Band Evaluation Kit. Conforms to ETSI EN 300 220-2 Category 1 (radio) and EN 301 489-3 (EMC) standards and available on custom UHF frequencies.