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Freescale launches low-power RF transmit/receive devices for wireless control

(PresseBox) (München , ) MC33696 UHF transceiver and MC33596 receiver provide cost-effective solutions for automotive, consumer and industrial applications

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the latest in its range of RF products with low-power wireless connectivity. The MC33696 PLL-tuned UHF transceiver and MC33596 low-voltage receiver are access and remote control devices designed to help developers streamline existing RF solutions and add the convenience of wireless control to their products.

The MC33696 and MC33596 can be used for remote keyless entry, garage door control, radio frequency ID (RFID) products, alarm monitoring, wireless alarm and security systems, home automation and automatic meter reading. Freescale offers a complimentary reference design that enables developers to evaluate and demonstrate low-power wireless connectivity with these devices in a broad range of applications.

The addition of a context switching feature enables the MC33696 and MC33596 devices to be optimized for remote keyless entry (RKE), tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) or passive entry receivers in the car body. The devices can be used across a wide voltage range of 2.1V-5.5V.

MC33696 transceiver features:

- Frequencies: 304 MHz, 315 MHz, 426 MHz, 434 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz ISM bands
- Modulation: OOK and FSK (software selectable)
- Up to -108 dBm receive sensitivity
- RF transmitter programmable in four steps from -19 to +7 dBm
- Configuration switching
- RF transmitter data rate: up to 20 kbps
- Digital and analog received signal strength indicator (RSSI)
- Automatic wake-up function (strobe oscillator)
- Embedded data processor with programmable word recognition
- Image canceling mixer
- 380 kHz IF filter bandwidth
- Fast wake-up time
- 9.2 mA in Receive (Rx) mode
- Data rate: up to 20 kbps

MC33596 receiver features:

- Frequencies: 304 MHz, 315 MHz, 426 MHz, 434 MHz, 868 MHz and 915 MHz ISM bands
- Receive sensitivity; up to -108 dBm
- Configuration switching
- Digital and analog received signal strength indicator (RSSI)
- Automatic wake-up function (strobe oscillator)
- Embedded data processor with programmable word recognition
- Image canceling mixer
- 380 kHz IF filter bandwidth
- Fast wake-up time
- 9.2 mA in receive (Rx) mode

Pricing and availability
The MC33696 and MC33596 devices are available now in production quantities. The suggested resale price for the MC33696 transceiver in10,000-piece quantities is $1.96. The suggested resale price for the MC33596 receiver in 10,000-piece quantities is $1.82. (All prices USD.)

For more information about the MC33696 and MC33596 products and low-power RF reference design, visit www.freescale.com/files/pr/accessandremotecontrol.html.