ON Semiconductor’s AX8052F143 is an RF microcontroller offering high performance combined with low power consumption over a broad frequency range of 27MHz to 1,050MHz.
By combining a microcontroller core with an RF transceiver in a single chip, the AX8052F143 enables designers to save board space, design time and bill-of-materials costs compared to circuits comprised of a discrete MCU and RF ICs.
ON Semiconductor provides a development ecosystem to support the AX8052F1xx family of devices, including a C compiler, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and application generator. In addition, ON Semiconductor can pre-programme AX8052F143 devices to implement standard protocols such as SIGFOX, EnOcean, KNX or Wireless M-Bus.
The AX8052F143 is notable for its low power consumption. At its maximum RF power output of 16dBm at 868MHz, the transmitter draws just 48mA. In addition, the receiver’s high sensitivity – up to -137dBm at a low data rate – enables the AX8052F143 to be used in applications requiring a high link budget.
Spans of more than 15km are possible without the need for an external RF power amplifier or low-noise amplifier.
A dedicated AES engine is provided for encryption. For wireless communication at frequencies up to 1,050MHz,
ON Semiconductor also supplies:
- the AX5051, a universal wideband single-chip RF transceiver supporting the 433MHz, 868MHz and 915MHz Short-Range Device (SRD) frequency bands
- the AX5043 narrowband, ultra low-power RF transceiver operating at frequencies between 27MHz and 1,050MHz. It supports the FSK, MSK, 4-FSK, GFSK, GMSK, AFSK and ASK modulation schemes. Unlike the AX8052F143, it does not include a built-in MCU core.
- Frequency range: 27MHz to 1,050MHz
- Draws 950nA in Sleep mode with wake-up timer running and with 256byte SRAM retention.
- Data-rate range: 10bits/s to 125kbits/s
- Supports multiple modulation schemes: FSK, MSK, 4-FSK, GFSK, GMSK, AFSK, ASK, FM
- 5mm x 7mm QFN40 package
- Operating-temperature range: -40°C to 85°C
- Sensor networks
- Security equipment
- Building automation
- Wireless networks
- Automated meter reading
- IoT devices