Thursday, October 2, 2008

TI Introduces RF range extender for 2.4-GHz Low-power Networks

Texas Instruments introduced a radio frequency (RF) range extender for 2.4-GHz wireless applications, such as ZigBee networks, wireless sensor networks and industrial, consumer and audio equipment. The CC2590 extends range up to eight times the line-of-sight by integrating a power amplifier for improved typical output power of +12 dBm and a low-noise amplifier for improved receiver sensitivity of +6 dB.

In addition to a power amplifier and low-noise amplifier, the CC2590 integrates switches, RF-matching, inductors and balun. Suggested resale pricing starts at $2.25 in 1,000-piece quantities.