Ethertronics releases EtherChip EC446 RF Chip |

Ethertronics releases EtherChip EC446 RF Chip

September 012015
Ethertronics releases EtherChip EC446 RF Chip

September 1, 2015 - Ethertronics releases EtherChip EC446 RF Chip that integrates RF switching, tunable capacitance, and a microcontroller for m2m and other wireless devices.

EC446, with Ethertronics’ IMD antenna technology and embedded algorithms, provides a complete active antenna system that can be as adaptive and autonomous as the application requires. EC446 and IMD antennas and algorithms enable the control and optimization of critical system performance attributes such as radiation pattern, center frequency, impedance matching, and more. This control provides revolutionary improvements in data throughput, interference reduction, handoff between towers, connection reliability and spectral efficiency.

With an operating frequency of 100 MHz – 7000 MHz, EC446 supports Bluetooth, GSM/WCDMA/LTE, WiFi, RFID and GPS. It has a minimal footprint at just 3.0 x 3.0x 0.75 mm3 in a 24-pin QFN package. Minimal power consumption is required for operation. EC446 additionally features a flexible control interface that is customizable between SPI, I2C, UART and MIPI protocols. Multiple interface options provide flexibility; allowing OEMs and integrators to speed up integration and testing. Worldwide applications support and user development tools are available, including: evaluation board, antenna reference design, host firmware driver, PC control software and driver.