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About nRF24AP2™ 8-channel

PRE-APPROVED PRESS SUMMARY

Based on Nordic’s class-leading nRF24L01+ transceiver core, the nRF24AP2 integrates an ultra-low power 2.4GHz transceiver with ANT Wireless’ production-proven ultra low power protocol stack, ANT, to create a true connectivity-on-chip solution.

The nRF24AP2 core provides a range of benefits including substantial enhancements in wideband blocking and intermodulation as well as 5dB of extra sensitivity compared to its predecessor (the nRF24AP1). This extra sensitivity increases immunity to disturbance from other 2.4GHz sources in the vicinity. The ANT protocol stack implementation includes new features such as support for up to 8-channels, proximity search, frequency agility, and continuous scanning mode.

The device operates at a peak current of just 17mA. Average operating currents are in the microampere range (for example, in simple broadcast mode, average operating current is 9µA) leading to extended operation from small coin cell type batteries.

The 8-channel nRF24AP2-8CH is an advanced and flexible product specifically designed for ANT hubs. Supporting up to 8-channels and without compromising power consumption, it enables devices like sports watches, bicycle computer and gym machines computers, for example, to connect to up to eight sensors simultaneously.

The device is fully interoperable with existing Nordic Semiconductor nRF24AP1 ANT chipsets and supports the ANT+ managed network alliance platform, assuring interoperability between wireless products from different vendors.