The transceiver is a fully integrated radio solution for ISM band low data rate communication, low power and low complexity short-range radio frequency transmission in a wireless personal area network. The concept used is silicon proven in mature 0.18 μm CMOS technologies and can easily be transferred to other CMOS technologies.

Features

  • ISM band OQPSK Transceiver
  • Frequency band: 868- 950 MHz
  • Integrated Integer-N Synthesizer
  • Integrated loop filter
  • 16 MHz LVDS/CMOS reference clock output
  • Digital RSSI / LQI support
  • Hardware MAC encryption (AES-128)
  • Battery Monitor
  • Voltage supply: 2.1
  • 3.6 V
  • Low current consumption
  • RX sensitivity -95 dBm for PER < 1%
  • TX output power: +3 dBm
  • I2C interface
  • Technology: 0.18 μm RFCMOS
  • Different Modulation schemes prepared

Technology Partner

MIMO

Catena is an international group of innovative companies, experts in system and architectures as well as in the design of Integrated Circuits and independent System IP. Since its establishment in 1986, Catena has been recognized as the partner of choice for global IC makers in designing wireless connectivity and sensor electronics system solutions created by world-class RF, signal processing and system architecture experts.

Catena provides full custom IC developments as well as complete system IP for various applications, enabling its customers fast time-to-market. The developments are mainly one chip solutions including RF, Analog, Mixed Signal, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Cores, Embedded Software and tooling.

Catena is a 100% NXP-owned strong radio IP & design services resource (140 persons). It has experience with licensing to 3rd parties of “hard” (frontend) and “soft” (digital) radio IPs such as FM RX & TX, ZigBee, GPS RX, WIFI. Catena announced further partnerships with IP house CEVA and foundry Global Foundries.

Specifications

parameter test condition min typ max unit
Supply voltage 2.1 3.6 V
Supply current RX 15.4 mA
TX @ Pout = 0 dBm 17.6 mA
Synthesizer 4.4 mA
Transmit output power 0 +3 dBm
Receive sensitivity PER < 1%, 20 bytes payload -95 dBm
Chip rate 868.0 – 868.6 MHz 400 kchips/s
902.0 – 956.0 MHz 1000
Symbol rate 868.0 – 868.6 MHz 52 ksym/s
902.0 – 956.0 MHz 62.5 ksym/s
Bit rate 868.0 – 868.6 MHz 100 kbit/s
902.0 – 956.0 MHz 250
Channel BW 868.0 – 868.6 MHz 200 kHz
902.0 – 956.0 MHz 500
Core area 6.14 mm2