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Smart nanoLOC RF Module ready for RTLS stand alone solutions

Nanotron’s nanoLOC Chirp Spread Spectrum (CSS) smart RF module with ranging capabilities now certified in Europe and Japan

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) Nanotron Technologies, a leading provider of wireless location based solutions, today announces the approval of Nanotron’s 2.4 GHz CSS smart nanoLOC AVR module for the Japanese ARIB-T66 standard and Europe’s R&TTE directive for use in the license free 2.4 GHz ISM band.

Only 35 mm x 14 mm x 3 mm, with an integrated chip antenna and a serial UART interface the smart nanoLOC AVR RF module from Nanotron is now certified for Europe and Japan. The nanoLOC AVR RF module is the first CSS radio module with precise indoor and outdoor ranging capabilities. It is the ideal choice for straight forward product integration. Simply by adding a power supply and housing to the module system integrators or end customers can build their products without the challenges of 2.4 GHz RF design and certification. The module is equipped with a 64 KB FLASH and 4 KB RAM fast 8-bit Microcontroller.

The design of the module was driven by explicit customer specification for a small, energy efficient, intelligent tag that can be used for ranging and localization in combination with robust communication, either as a stand-alone system or as part of a sophisticated RTLS. The module perfectly bridges the gap between the nanoLOC CSS radio chip and an OEM board. Providing design flexibility without the need for low level RF expertise the module is a first step towards a successful portable, mobile integration.

"Nanotron’s smart nanoLOC AVR RF module makes life easier for applications where positioning is an issue. From tracking valuable assets, e.g. in logistics and the medical market to safety monitoring applications in mines and harsh industrial environments, a broad spectrum of applications benefit from decentralized and inexpensive RTLS systems based on Nanotron’s unique nanoLOC CSS transceiver" said Dr. Frank Schlichting, Director Application Engineering at Nanotron. CSS technology has been approved wordwide and is proposed for ISO 24730-5 and EPC-Global.

Nanotron Technologies GmbH

Nanotron Technologies is a leader and innovator in the design, manufacturing and sales of world-class wireless products for manufacturing, logistics and healthcare applications. These products include integrated circuits, modules, and board level subsystems based on its patented Chirp transmission system. Chirp technology guarantees high robustness and ultra-low energy consumption. Nanotron's Chirp technology is part of the IEEE 802.15.4a standard for wireless PANs. The company's key product, nanoLOC, works in the license-free ISM band at 2.4 GHz, and was developed for the booming RTLS, sensor networking and industrial control markets. Nanotron Technologies was founded in 1991 and is an active member of IEEE, ISO, EPC-Global and the ZigBee alliance. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.