Texas Instruments Boosts 2.4GHz Range and With an Integrated Pinyon High Gain Antenna the Range Got Even Better

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Texas Instruments bolsters 2.4GHz range with a new Pinyon Technologies internally integrated AirWireTM Antenna. The antenna will be included in a reference design for CC2430 and CC2510. Texas Instruments provides several reference designs for their Low Power RF ICs so that the customer can quickly get started with a design.

Pinyon's resonant slot PCB based AirWire™ antenna has a gain of 3-5 dBi based on its design. The high gain is complemented by the antennas unique band pass filtering properties that rejects noise. It's two layer board design easily integrates to any 2.4GHz radio

Texas Instruments bolsters 2.4GHz range with a new Pinyon Technologies internally integrated AirWireTM Antenna. The antenna will be included in a reference design for CC2430 and CC2510. Texas Instruments provides several reference designs for their Low Power RF ICs so that the customer can quickly get started with a design.

With the standard antenna on CC2510 we were achieving around 140m range with 0dBm output power and 250kbps data rate setting; using the Pinyon antenna we were recording a range of 270m. The Pinyon high gain antenna is ideal for applications that want to achieve the longest range for a given direction. Also, applications such as remote control for a set range can utilize the high antenna gain by reducing the output power being transmitted from the CC2510; thus saving current consumption.

In addition to the CC2430 and CC2510 reference designs; Texas Instruments has just released a new 2.4GHz RF Front End chip, CC2591. With the CC2591, the output power can be increased up to 22dBm and the receiver sensitivity improved with up to 6dB. There are two reference designs available that utilize the CC2591; these are CC2430 + CC2591 and the CC2520 + CC2591. CC2591 is a range extender for all existing and future 2.4GHz transceivers, transmitters and System-on-Chip from Texas Instruments.

In range tests the CC2591 PA boosts range and by implementing the Pinyon AirWireTM antenna the range would be even greater. .Texas Instruments has performed range test beyond 1.5 miles with reduced power from the CC2591 with a standard antenna. With maximum power from the CC2591 and using Pinyon's high gain Airwire™ antenna, the range will be far greater than 1.5 miles at 2.4 GHz", said Richard Wallace an application engineer in TI's RF business unit. The Pinyon antenna, "gives 2.4GHz customers the unique advantage of an integrated high gain antenna providing a longer range or for a set range a lower current consumption.

The reference designs with Pinyon's antenna integrated are currently based on CC2430 and CC2510. The reference design with the CC2520 and CC2591 is in process.

"Pinyon's resonant slot PCB based AirWire™ antenna has a gain of 3-5 dBi based on its design. The high gain is complemented by the antennas unique band pass filtering properties that rejects noise. It's two layer board design easily integrates to any 2.4GHz radio", said Debashis Bagchi, CEO, Pinyon Technologies. He further commented that, "Pinyon will help OEM's integrate the antenna onto the main board to expedite the time to market."

About Texas Instruments:
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries.

About Pinyon Technologies:
Pinyon Technologies develops, designs and commercially sells antenna solutions based on a unique, patented AirWireTM technology. Pinyon's unique AirWireTM technology is designed for WiFi, WiMax, Bluetooth, UWB and mobile applications. Pinyon's robust AirWireTM technology is adaptable to other wireless applications as the technology is scalable to multiple frequencies. AirWireTM is well suited for applications that require high gain in a noisy multipath environment. Pinyon's business model consists of licensing as well as manufacturing and selling antennas as end products based on the application. AirWireTM enhances applications that require the following features: high efficiency to maximize gain, customizable for precise radiation pattern control, real-time control for beam steering, current driven for scalability, and intrinsic band pass filtering to minimize noise. For more information on how Pinyon's AirWireTM technology can solve your wireless transmission challenges, please call (775) 786-6003 or see our website at http://www.pinyontech.com.

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