The dwindling reserves of fossil fuels not only results in an effort to make more use of renewable energies, but also to reduce our current energy needs. European and national decision-making bodies have set ambitious targets in this area. For example the "20-20-20" goal, which aims at reducing greenhouse gases by 20% and to increase the share of renewable energies and energy efficiency by 20% in 2020. To achieve this goal a broadly introduction of smart metering systems is essential.

Laws and regulations in the area of smart metering in Europe have led to the Wireless M-Bus standard (EN 13757). Within this standard the technical requirements for wireless metering systems are defined.

Productname   Specification   Description

iM871A

iM871A

Frequency: 868 MHz
Range: up to 3000 m
RF power: up to 14 dBm
RF data rate: 4.8/32.768/100 kbps
compliant to EN 13757-4

The iM871A offers a cost-effective RF solution for smart metering applications connecting water, heat, electricity and gas meters with data concentrators in the 868 MHz frequency band.

SK-iM871A   Frequency: 868 MHz
Range: up to 3000 m
RF power: up to 14 dBm
RF data rate: 4.8/32.768/100 kbps
compliant to EN 13757-4

The Starter Kit serves as a development, test and demonstration platform for the iM871A and for evaluation of the Wireless M-Bus module and possible applications.

iM871A-USB iM871A-USB Frequency: 863 MHz - 870 MHz
Antenna: integrated chip antenna
Output power: typ. +10 dBm (EIRP)

The iM871A-USB is a compact, low power wireless M-Bus USB adapter according to EN13757-4:2005. 

PA-iM871A   Packet Capturing
Packet Visualization
Traffic Monitoring

The Wireless M-Bus Analyzer tool provides an easy to use graphical user interface for rapid troubleshooting and maintenance of your Wireless M-Bus network.