SK-iM820A

The Starter Kit is a plug & play solution to explore the features and capabilities of the WiMOD radio modules. The kit contains two demo boards and two radio modules soldered on specific adapter boards. The modules are pre-programmed with a demo application to evaluate wireless connectivity.

Content

  • 2x demo board
  • 2x module specific adapter board
  • 2x radio module soldered on the adapter board
  • 2x external antenna
  • 2x USB cable
  • 4x battery

 

 

Details

The demo board is the basic platform of the Starter Kit and provides several functional units. These units include power supply, USB interface, and diverse input and output elements, such as push buttons, DIP switches, potentiometer, and LEDs. In addition all pads of the attached radio module can be accessed via pin connectors.

Connection between the radio module and the demo board is established via a module-specific adapter board. The radio module is soldered on the adapter board which is attached to the demo board through pin connectors. The adapter board also has an SMA jack connected to the RF output of the radio module, which can be used to connect an external antenna (or RF measuring and test equipment).

By using the adapter boards all WiMOD radio modules can be attached to the same demo board. In that way an easy comparison between the modules is achieved to determine which one is the best for a target product. The adapter boards including the appropriate radio modules can be ordered seperately to expand the Starter Kit.

 

  • wireless module for 868 MHz band
  • wake on radio (WOR1) functionallity with low power consumption *
  • RF datarate from 1.2 kbps up to 180 kbps
  • 128-bit AES coprocessor *
  • received signal strength indicator (RSSI2)
  • UART and SPI interface (SPI only on demand)
  • sample applications available
  • software- and pin- compatible with iM221A
  • bootloader functionallity included
  • small footprint, solderable like a SMD component
  • integrated PCB antenna or 50Ω pad
  • RoHS conform


  • Locking systems
  • batterie driven sensor- and actuator- systems
  • remote control
  • building automation
  • Metering
  • ...


Frequency range: 863 MHz to 870 MHz
(902 MHZ to 928 MHz on demand)
(433 MHZ on demand)
Modulation: GFSK, 2-FSK
RF output power: typ. 7 dBm (50Ω pad)
Receiver sensitivity: typ. -110 dBm @ 1 % PER3 1.2 kbps
typ. -94 dBm @ 1 % PER & 180 kbps
RF datarate: 1.2 kbps - 180 kbps
RF range: up to 1100m line of sight
Operating voltage: 2.3 V to 3.6 V (typ. 3.0 V)
Current consumption: typ. 23 mA (receive @ 180 kbps)
typ. 31 mA (transmit @ 7 dBm)
typ. 5 mA (controller active, transceiver off)
typ. 1 µA (power down)
Interfaces: 6 general purpose IOs (analog/digital)
9 digital IOs
  UART, typ. 38.4 kBaud (further on demand)
SPI *
Dimension (LxWxH): 20 x 25 x 5 mm
Operating temperature: -20°C to +70°C


1 WOR = Wake-On-Radio
2 RSSI = Received Signal Strength Indicator
3 PER = Packet-Error-Rate; packet size = 20 Byte

* This functionality is not part of the standard firmware and only available on demand.
** The sample apps are not supported any more.

Subject to changes without notice.