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About nRF24AP1™


Based on the market leading nRF24xx RF core, the nRF24AP1 integrates an ultra-low power 2.4 GHz transceiver for wireless communication with Dynastream Innovation’s production-proven low power network protocol, ANT, to create a true single chip solution.

The nRF24AP1 is an ideal solution for customers looking for a simple-to-use 2.4 GHz transceiver but do not want to spend time integrating a networking standard protocol into their system. The nRF24AP1 is a drop-in wireless communications solution that eliminates the need to purchase third party protocol stacks and acquire standards certification through expensive acceptance testing.

The entire radio, protocol, peripherals, inductors and filters, are integrated into a single chip. The only external components needed to make a complete system are a crystal, some RC components, and a low cost MCU controlling the application. The application MCU is interfaced to the nRF24AP1 via a UART, or SPI serial port. The device is supplied in 5 by 5 mm package.

The nRF24AP1 offers uni-directional and bi-directional support across 125 channels using TDMA for data security and immunity from interference. It operates from a 1.9 to 3.6 V supply, has a maximum transmission rate of 1 Mbit/s, 0 dBm output power and ultra-low power consumption.

Prime applications include sensor networks, industrial automation, home automation and sports monitoring.