Electronic Design

Low-Cost Wireless Modules Cut Power Requirements

The 9XCite wireless module delivers a power output of 1 mW. It's pin-for-pin and software-compatible with the company's 100-mW 9XStream 900-MHz transceiver. The 9XCite's range is 300 ft indoors and 1000 ft with line-of-sight and dipole antennas at speeds of 9600 bits/s or 38,400 bits/s. Modules are priced at $37, and a development kit costs $199.

Maxstream Inc.

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