Chipcon AS, a leading semiconductor design and manufacturing company, has launched the CC1021 RF transceiver – a multi-channel RF transceiver for relaxed narrowband operations (ie with 50 kHz or wider channel spacing). It is a cost-optimised version of Chipcon's CC1020, and operates in the 402-470 MHz and 804-940MHz frequency ranges.
The CC1021 offers software configurable radio architecture for flexibility. It is well suited to multi-channel systems in the ISM/SRD bands at 433/868 MHz (Europe) and 915 MHz (USA). Applications include automatic meter reading and home automation.