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Introduction

This reference design demonstrates a full-function network node with the Atmel® AT86RF231 radio transceiver, which is capable of hosting a MAC layer implementation. Two ceramic chip antennas increase the link budget in a typical indoor scenario with multipath fading effects.

Key Features

  • 802.15.4 compliant 2.4 GHz transceiver
  • Hardware supported antenna diversity
  • 1-year battery-life on two AAA batteries