Radio Controller Boards

Please note, these products will be discontinued. Following the sale of the small remaining stock, they will be available on request. More information you can find here.

Key Features

  • Dimensions: from 50 x 50 mm
  • Frequencies: 2.4 GHz, 868/915 MHz
  • Antennas: integrated circuit board antenna, Chip ceramic antenna, SMA connector
  • Microcontroller: ATmega1281, ATmega2561, ATmega128RFA1
  • Transceiver: AT86RF212, AT86RF230, AT86RF231
  • Versions with power amplifier or antenna diversity
  • ETSI, FCC compliant

The Radio Controller Boards (RCB) are stand-alone radio modules with AVR microcontroller and minimal control elements for development, evaluation and as reference design for the 868/915 MHz and 2.4 GHz ISM band.

Most of the RCBs use the ATmega1281. For applications requiring more resources such as e.g. Smart Energy 2.0 functional compatible versions with the ATmega2561 are available. Designs for the ATmega128RFA1 SoC are existing as well.

All RCBs are pin compatible and can be exchanged among themselves. Thus you can test the different features of Atmel’s transceivers and circuit configurations without additional effort for modification. Different antennas, diversity or more output power are provided by a RF power amplifier.

For the startup procedure you may use the plenteously equipped Sensor Terminal Board or the minimalist RCB Breakout Boards. During your first steps you are supported by our Native Examples and the MAC Stack.

Options

Radio Controller Boards
Version MCU Transceiver Special Frequency Antenna
230 V3.2 ATmega1281V AT86RF230 DIV PA Sub GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
230 V3.3.1 ATmega1281V AT86RF230 DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
231 V4.0.2 ATmega1281V AT86RF231 DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
231 V4.1.1 ATmega1281V AT86RF231 DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
231 V6.3.1 ATmega128RFA1 integrated DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
231 V4.3.2 ATmega1281V AT86RF231 DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
231 V4.4.0 ATmega2561V AT86RF231 DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
212 V5.3.2 ATmega1281V AT86RF212 DIV PA Sub-GHz 2.4 GHz C U P S Shop
  • DIV Antenna Diversity
  • PA Power Amplifier
  • C Chip Antenna
  • U U.FL Connector
  • P PCB Antenna
  • S SMA Connector

Certification

The Radio Controller Board RCB128RFA1 V6.3.1 is certified according to ETSI as well as FCC Part-15.