Ever shrinking time-to-market demands have increased the importance of both reference designs and off-the-shelf components. For example, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) recently announced the addition of a 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) RF transceiver module that can be used as an embedded reference design for the TB32301AFL radio transceiver or as a ready-to-use RF transceiver. Designated TB32301M, the module provides product developers and end-users with an ISM frequency band transceiver with extensive hardware features. The on-chip voltage controlled oscillator accepts a wide frequency range of 4 to 20 MHz for 1MHz channel spacing. "The TB32301M is an excellent choice for reliable two-way, wireless digital communications when low cost, small size and FCC compliance are major design criteria. Optimized for applications in the 2.4 to 2.5GHz ISM band, the TB32301M is targeted at a wide range of high data rate, short-range radio link applications," said Abdul Aslami, business development manager of the ASSP Business Unit at TAEC. "Customers can use the module for evaluation of the TB32301AFL and then reap the benefits of a short design cycle by embedding the schematic and layout into their system design." The TB32301M modules are available now.

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