June 8, 2017 – Linx Technologies – a Merlin, OR based developer and manufacturer of wireless components – is pleased to announce the introduction of the Amplified HumPRO™ Series RF transceiver module. The Amplified HumPRO™ Series RF transceiver module is the easiest-to-implement solution for simple long range wireless connections. Unlike other pre-certified modules, it has a best-in-class real-world range of over 12.9km (8 miles) with sustained data rates 200 – 1,500 times higher than competing protocols. The Amplified HumPRO’s pre-compiled software supports many common use cases out-of-the-box at 50% of the total cost of implementation of comparable solutions.
Designed to transmit digital data across a long-range wireless link, the module is a completely integrated RF transceiver and processor. With a built-in frequency hopping protocol that manages all of the transmission functions, no on-chip programming is required. Simply configure a few registers using a binary command set.
This makes the Amplified HumPRO™ Series transceiver ideal for long-range data and telemetry applications that require data rates of up to 115kbps. These can include agriculture, pipeline, signage, industrial sensors, transportation, and many Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
”We designed the Amplified HumPRO™ module so product developers don’t have to worry about range,“ said Cristin Dziekonski, Director of Embedded Engineering at Linx Technologies. “Whether the Amplified HumPRO™ module is being used in a harsh indoor environment or in a long-distance outdoor application, customers can be confident that their data will reach its intended destination.”
Extraordinary Range of Over 12.9km (8 miles)
The Amplified HumPRO™ Series adds a front-end amplifier block to the popular 900MHz HumPRO™ Series. This boosts transmitter output power to +25dBm and receiver sensitivity to -108dBm at a data rate of 19.2kbps. This 133dB link budget gives the module a range of up to 12.9km (8 miles), making the module suitable for applications that need to send data over long distances at a much higher data throughput than competitive long-range solutions. Applications that don’t need the full range benefit from the greater environmental penetration and reliability in noisy locations.
Pre-Compiled Code and Simple UART Interface
The Amplified HumPRO™ module is fully integrated. There is no code to download, no compiler to buy, no tools to purchase to program the module. There is a simple UART interface with a series of commands to configure the module. A built-in Join Process automates establishment of a star network with a few button presses. This makes integrating the Amplified HumPRO™ into a design quick and easy.
128-Bit AES Encryption
The module supports industry-standard AES-128 encryption. It can accept a key written on the UART or it can create a random key from ambient RF noise. This key cannot be read out of the module, and is transferred securely to other modules through a Join Process.
Mix and Match to Tailor the System
The Amplified HumPRO™ Series operates with the HumPRO™ Series of modules, gateways, and remotes, enabling mixed systems for many different use cases. The amplified module improves range while the standard module has lower current consumption for battery-powered devices. It can also work with the HumPRC™ Series for remote control applications.
The Amplified HumPRO™ Series has received modular certification for the United States and Canada, reducing development risk and time-to-market.
Master Development System
A complete development system is available that contains everything required to evaluate the module. This includes multiple test and development boards, development software for configuring the modules, antennas, complete documentation and even USB cables. Purchase of the kit also includes free technical support and PCB layout review.
The module is available now directly from Linx Technologies and from authorized stocking distributors.
About Linx Technologies
Linx Technologies manufactures wireless products for a wide range of remote control and wireless data transfer applications. The company’s RF modules, remote controls, evaluation kits and master development systems feature straightforward hardware configuration and clear documentation. Linx products make it simple to integrate wireless features without the hassle and expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch. Our tag line is Wireless Made Simple™, meaning that we specialize in making the complex world of radio frequency easy for engineers of all skill levels to use.
Linx offers one of the industry’s broadest selection of antennas for a wide variety of applications. For customers with specialized needs, custom antennas and design services are available along with simulations of antenna performance to speed development.
A full line of high-quality, low cost RF connectors and cable assemblies completes the connection between the radio and the antenna. Linx rounds out its product portfolio with GPS/GNSS modules, a variety of remote controls and keyfobs and battery holders.
With the addition of Smartlinx™, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Linx offers solutions from wireless components and electronics to cloud services, data management and user interface solutions. With this, customers can remotely connect and control, record, store, analyze, and visualize their information. Linx’s flexible Smartlinx™ IoT platform offers custom web and smart device applications tailored for the customers’ applications.
For more information about wireless products from Linx, visit www.linxtechnologies.com or call +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States).