A new low cost Integrated Controller has been developed by LPRS.

The company advises, this transceiver uses system on chip (SOC) technology so an external processor is not required. An interesting design feature is that the chip has been divided, which gives 50 percent to the easyRadio configurable settings and communication software, and leaving the rest available for engineers to add their own application code.

 the eRIC (easyRadio Integrated Controller is targeted towards embedded high-volume applications in the ‘Smart’ or ‘IoT’ arena including; building and lighting control, security, home monitoring and medical products, vehicle and contents monitoring, renewable energy control and remote sensor systems.

The device uses easyRadio programming protocols, it operates in the ISM frequency bands (Europe 433 and 868MHz, USA 315 and 915MHz), meets ETSI and FCC requirements, has pin interface compatibility with existing easyRadio Advance (eRA) products, has a simple to use and customer configurable and programmable I/O interface, is designed for low power operation from batteries and has a built-in temperature sensor.

The design simplifies end product manufacture and is packaged for SMD assembly, measuring just 20 by 15 by 5mm.

This is a small sized, low cost device that soffers many advanced features including; secure communications using optional AES 128 bit data encryption, received signal strength indicator (RSSI) and carrier detect, network ID and digital channel select (DCS).

John Sharples, Managing Director of LPRS, said:

We are very excited by the introduction of our new eRIC product. It builds on our many years of experience of supplying easyRadio wireless modules, incorporates a lot of useful customer ideas and will be a significant product introduction into the high-volume wireless control and communication markets. Compatibility with our very successful easyRadio protocols ensures our existing customers a smooth transition and gives new customers the ability to configure operating frequency, bandwidth, output power, and data-rate ensuring multiple devices can communicate free from interference with each other and other nearby RF devices.”

To watch a video about the new eRIC visit: http://www.lprs.co.uk/easy-radio/eric/