iM240B

The iM240B is a compact wireless module for the globally available 2.4 GHz frequency band.

The module has superb HF performance, resulting in a link budget of approx. 104 dB. Accordingly, high ranges (> 500m) can be achieved at a data rate of 250 kbps. The quality of the radio link can be evaluated using field strength measurement (RSSI1).
In addition to an IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver and a microcontroller, it features an integrated PCB antenna. Of course you can get the module with a 50Ω port for connecting an external antenna. The iM240B can be soldered directly on the target hardware just as usual SMD components.

The integration of an RF system in a new or existing product is therefore significant simplified, which reduces development time, risk and costs.

 

  • compact radio module for 2.4 GHz
  • huge link budget (104 dB) @ 250 kbps
  • RF datarate up to 250 kbps
  • compliant to IEEE 802.12.4
  • received signal strength indicator (RSSI)
  • sample applications available
  • bootloader functionallity included
  • 2-wire interface (TWI2) *, compatible to Philips l²C protocol
  • solderable like a SMD component
  • integrated PCB antenna or 50Ω pad
  • RoHS conform


  • building automation
  • Metering
  • remote control
  • telemetrie
  • ...


Frequency range: 2405 MHz to 2480MHz
Operating channels: 16
Modulation: DSSS with O-QPSK
RF output power: typ. 3 dBm (50Ω Pad)
Receiver sensitivity: typ. -101 dBm @ PER3
RF datarate: 250 kbps
RF range: up to 700 m line of sight
Operating voltage: 2 V to 3.6 V (typ. 3.0 V)
Current consumption: typ. 20 mA (receive)
typ. 22 mA (transmit @ 0 dBm)
typ. 4 mA (µC active, transceiver off)
typ. 1 µA (power down)
Interfaces: 6 general purpose IOs (analog/digital/l²C)
3 digital IOs
2 analog input, 1 analog reference
  UART, typ. 38.4 kBaud (further on demand)
2-wire Serial Interface (Philips l²C compatible) *
Dimension (LxWxH): 20 x 32.5 x 5 mm
Operating temperature: -20°C to +70°C


1 RSSI = Received Signal Strength Indicator
2 TWI = 2-Wire serial interface
3 PER = Packet-Error-Rate; packet size = 20 Byte

* This functionality is not part of the standard firmware and only available on demand.

Subject to changes without notice.