Integrated wireless controller works worldwide

Paul Boughton

LPRS now offers Internet of Things (IoT) and other wireless control or communication system builders with a system-on-chip fully integrated wireless controller which meets international frequency requirements and transmission standards.

The LPRS eRIC wireless module has been designed for use in all available frequency bands, power limits and broadcast standards across the globe. This provides system designers with a single device solution offering the ability to be set to the local standard for legislation in the end user market. The main individual markets are Europe, North and South America, APAC, India and China, with the most common standards for ISM Frequency Bands being 433MHz and 868MHz for the UK and Europe and 315MHz and 915MHz for the USA. LPRS’s eRIC wireless module meets ETSI and FCC standard requirements, the most widely recognised standards for worldwide use.

The new 802.11.AH standard coming into force in 2016 signals a move away from the present reliance on 2.4GHz devices and will allow designers to use longer range and more reliable sub 1GHz Wi-Fi systems. Users of LPRS eRIC modules will have a ready to go global solution for implementation when the standard goes live.

LPRS eRIC has been designed to provide system builders with a simple to integrate complete wireless communication solution

The LPRS eRIC (easyRadio Integrated Controller) low-cost feature-rich wireless module has been designed to provide system builders with a simple to integrate complete wireless communication solution combined with a wide range of user options. eRIC modules are supplied preconfigured to operate as standalone modules but can be modified by any developer to take full advantage of the internal processor’s features for end-user application programming and control functions.

The LPRS eRIC module provides secure over-air transmission with the availability of an AES 128 bit data encryption option. eRIC can operate at very low power for remote, battery powered sensor systems, with current consumption as low as 32µA. Many other advanced features are available as standard including; received signal strength indicator (RSSI), carrier detect and group ID.

eRIC is an exceptional value RF transceiver intended for embedded high-volume applications in the 'Smart' or 'IoT' arena including; building and lighting control, security, home monitoring and medical products, vehicle and contents monitoring, renewable energy control and remote sensor systems. eRIC has been designed to simplify end product manufacture and is packaged for SMD assembly and measures just 20x15x5mm.

eRIC continues to use the popular and simple to use easyRadio programming protocols, operates in the ISM frequency bands (Europe 433 and 868MHz, USA 915MHz), meets ETSI and FCC requirements, has pin interface compatibility with existing easyRadio Advance (eRA) products, has a simple to use and customer configurable and programmable I/O interface and has a built-in temperature sensor.