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  • KW01 Development Board for Wireless Applications

  • Created: Jan 20, 2016

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This reference design is a KW01 Development Board of Freescale, which is an evaluation environment based MKW01Z128CHN device. It incorporates the MKW01Z128CHN chip that is a highly integrated, cost-effective, system-in-package, sub-1GHz wireless node solution with an FSK, GFSK, MSK, or OOK modulation-capable transceiver and low-power ARM Cortex M0+CPU microcontroller. The highly integrated RF transceiver operates over a wide frequency range including 315MHz, 433MHz, 470MHz, 868MHz, 915MHz, 928MHz, and 955MHz in the license-free Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) frequency bands. This configuration allows users to minimize the use of external components.

The KW01 development platform is constructed in the concept of having a single daughter card that incorporates the MKW01Z128CHN IC and all the necessary I/O connections. It is used as a self-contained module or for connection to an application motherboard like the TWR-RF board. The device is accompanied by 32MHz reference oscillator crystal, RF circuitry including SMA for antenna connection and/or instrumentation, and supporting circuitry. This basic board is intended as the core module for MKW01Z128CHN evaluation and application development that can be used in different modes such as simple standalone evaluation platform, daughtercard to other development platform boards (TWR-RF, 1323x-RCM or 1323x-REM) and daughtercard to an application specific motherboard.

This board is ideally suited for high performance ISM band RF applications. It is designed for use as low-cost FSK and OOK RF transceiver for robust, frequency agile, half-duplex bi-directional RF links. It has a wide range of wireless applications such as for automated meter reading, wireless sensor networks, home and building automation, wireless alarm and security systems as well as industrial monitoring and control.



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