Silicon Labs: C8051F9xx series low-power MCU

20 APRIL 2009

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced the industry’s highest performance embedded wireless solution, the EZRadioPRO™ family and C8051F9xx series low-power MCU. The EZRadioPRO embedded wireless radio family delivers the highest single-chip output power (up to +20 dBm) and industry leading sensitivity (-118 dBm), providing a best-in-class link budget that substantially increases communication range while minimizing power consumption.
High performance coupled with comprehensive built-in system features, such as packet handling and antenna diversity, allows the devices to achieve the lowest overall system cost for frequencies from 240 to 960 MHz. When paired with Silicon Labs’ low-power, low-voltage C8051F9xx MCU family, customers can develop embedded wireless solutions that operate from a single cell battery, reducing cost and size in consumer and industrial applications such as remote meter reading, home security, remote keyless entry and building automation. Most embedded wireless applications require a high performance RF transceiver, receiver or transmitter for data communication with an embedded MCU for system control and data processing. These applications demand the best possible reach, robust performance and the longest possible battery life. Often, these types of applications are implemented in noisy environments that can degrade the wireless performance.

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