By DE Editors
Anaren, Inc. has launched a family of Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules designed for the broad electronics market. Working closely with Texas Instruments as a member of the TI Developer Network, Anaren developed the five-module AIR family to provide an FCC Certified, "plug and play" RF solution to engineers challenged with adding wireless capability to new or existing devices.
Available in two standard sizes—9 x 12 x 2.5mm and 9 x 16 x 2.5mm—each module’s footprint is smaller than a postage stamp.
"Our research indicated that an electronics engineer looking to bring basic radio capability to any microprocessor-based device required extensive RF knowledge, which many E-OEMs simply do not focus on," says Mark Bowyer, the Anaren Wireless Group business development manager responsible for the AIR family. "Compounding matters, traditional RF modules come with embedded microprocessors and oftentimes unnecessary pre-programmed software that doesn’t fit many of our customers’ applications. Anaren’s forte in RF enabled us to re-think and demystify all of that to the customer’s benefit."
Bowyer also emphasized that the AIR modules solution from Anaren can even help an E-OEM eliminate the major time and resource demands necessary to securing an FCC certification.
Pricing will be approximately $11.50 for 1K pieces.
For more information, visit Anaren.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.