Evaluation Modules deRFarm7

Powerful radio modules with Ethernet and USB functionality

Key Features

  • Dimensions: 30 x 22.7 x 8.2 mm
  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz , 868 MHz, 906 - 924 MHz
  • Antenna: integrated, U.FL coaxial jack
  • 32 bit ARM7 microcontroller AT91SAM7X512
  • Transceiver: AT86RF212 (sub GHz), AT86RF231 (2.4 GHz) 
  • IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless gateway to Ethernet by Ethernet MAC
  • 48 MHz clock, 512 kbyte Flash, 128 kbyte RAM
  • Ready to use as wireless UART
  • Range more than 200 m line of sight
  • ETSI, FCC conform

deRFarm7

The deRFarm7 module family combines compact design and high HF and processor performance. It’s especially suited for use in resource-hungry WSN devices such as routers and coordinators. The deRFarm7 family stands out with its integrated Ethernet MAC. Modules with few external components can serve as gateways between wireless 6LoWPAN networks and serve wired transfer.

deRFarm7
Version Range Special Frequency Type Antenna
25A00 200 m DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz SMT THT C U P Shop
25A02 200 m DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz SMT THT C U P Shop
15A02 200 m DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz SMT THT C U P Shop
  • DIV Antenna diversity
  • PA Power amplifier
  • C Chip antenna
  • U U.FL connector
  • P RF pads

Versions

The modules are available in versions with a U.FL jack or an integrated chip ceramic antenna. Because of the U.FL connection, the module can be installed in a metal case with the antenna attached externally. The pin-compatible version with a chip ceramic antenna is suited to small sensors and shorter distances.

Software

All radio modules feature a wireless UART and are ready to use. Our modules are supported by IEEE 802.15.4 MAC and 6LoWPAN software stacks for your own developments. You can find more information about available stacks under Software.

It is possible to develop ZigBee applications in cooperation with dresden elektronik.

Certification

Our deRFarm7 radio modules are CE conform and, excluding version 15A00, certified by ETSI and the FCC, so they can be used worldwide.

Compatibility

The compatibility of the deRFarm7 and deRFmega128 families allows the user unsurpassed flexibility with respect to frequency range and resources. Ideal combinations for every node of a network can be found.