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SMK Develops a Miniature Thread–compliant
Low Power RF Module with Built-in Antenna

  SMK Corporation has developed a miniature thread-compliant low power RF module with built-in antenna.
  By promoting this product, SMK intends to contribute to the growth of “Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Machine to Machine” (M2M) in the home network and industry fields such as temperature control, energy management, lighting, safety, security, etc.

Note 1) “Thread” is a new networking protocol for home automation
            created by the Thread Group.
Note 2) “M2M” refers to communication between devices.

【Product Features】
1. Supports the “Thread” networking protocol
  • SMK’s module has excellent power saving performance and support for IPv6, both of which are features of “Thread”, enabling seamless internet/LAN communication.

    2. Multiple interfaces
  • A variety of interface terminal shapes (GPIO/UART/SPI/I2C) are available, enabling easy connection to home network devices and industrial equipment.

    3. Contributes to reduced man-hours
  • Acquiring “Japan Radio Law Certification” allows customers to reduce development costs and production time.

    Home network devices, industrial equipment

  • Date Released February 2nd, 2017
    Press Release Number 1075FC
    Product Name Thread-compliant RF module

    1) Mesh network support.
    2) Power efficient with more than 10 sleep modes provided.
    3) Side through hole connection improves mounting reliability.
    4) Surface mounting results in thinner final products.

    Major Specifications

    Frequency Band 2.4GHz
    RF Standard IEEE802.15.4
    Internet Protocol IPv6
    External Dimensions 28.0mm (D) × 15.5mm (W) x 5.0mm (H)
    Upeer Interface GPIO/UART/SPI/I2C
    External Connection Surface mounting by side through hole
    Antenna Print antenna
    Start Taking Orders from September, 2017
    Goes Into Mass Production From October, 2017
    Evaluation Board Evaluation boards will be available from March, 2017
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