Efficient wireless applications require high-performance and low-power components. Atmel® transceivers deliver the leading RF link budget with the industry's lowest power consumption. Atmel offers the most feature-rich IEEE 802.15.4-compliant transceiver family for the regional 700/800/900MHz and the worldwide 2.4GHz frequency bands that address wireless applications.


Low-Power 2.4GHz ISM Transceiver for Consumer Applications

The Atmel AT86RF232 2.4GHz ISM transceiver is fully IEEE 802.15.4-compliant and feature-optimized for consumer applications in the unlicensed 2.4GHz ISM band available worldwide. It is ideal for low-complexity, peer-to-peer wireless applications like remote controls, health and fitness devices, toys, game controllers, and others.

The new device is fully-compliant with IEEE 802.15.4, making it the ideal transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE. The ZigBee RF4CE specification is designed to control a wide range of wireless consumer products including remote controls for home entertainment devices, human interface devices like mice and keyboards, and 3D glasses.

The Atmel AT86RF232 transceiver includes all the necessary features to support the latest wireless applications in the consumer market, including excellent RF performance, low power consumption, high-link budget and onboard AES encryption for secure communication. The device also supports automatic antenna diversity to improve RF performance and link reliability.

Get more details on the AT86RF232 transceiver, documentation, tools and software.


The Wireless Space

The IEEE 802.15.4 standard is designed to support the huge application space requiring short range and low data rates. Unlike Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, 802.15.4 enables products with extremely low power consumption that can operate for years on a single battery cell without any need for maintenance.



Typical Applications

Proprietary Peer-to-Peer

  • Remote Controls
  • Sport and Fitness Devices
  • Toys
  • Game Controllers
  • Healthcare
  • Automation

IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee RF4CE

  • Remote Controls
  • Home Entertainment Devices
  • Mice and Keyboards
  • 3D Glasses


Evaluation Kits and Design Tools


In order to accelerate development time, designers can begin prototyping the Atmel AT86RF232 transceiver with the Atmel REB232ED-EK evaluation kit which includes two AT86RF232 radio evaluation boards combined with an Atmel ATXmega256A3 microcontroller. The evaluation kit is priced at USD $239 and can be ordered via the Atmel store, The associated free design software and drivers can be downloaded from the Atmel website,


Atmel Transceivers

TransceiverISM BandSensitivity (dB)Output Power (dBm)Operating Voltage (V)PackageTemperature Range (˚C)Application Areas
Low Level/ Peer-PeerZigBee RF4CEZigBee PRO
AT86RF212700/800/900MHz-110-10 to +101.8 – 3.6QFN32-40 to +85x
AT86RF2302.4GHz-101-17 to +31.8 – 3.6QFN32-40 to +85x
AT86RF2312.4GHz-101-17 to +31.8 – 3.6QFN32-40 to +85
-40 to +125
AT86RF2322.4GHz-100-17 to +31.8 – 3.6QFN320 to +70xx