JN516x family also offers best-in-class memory options, with up to 256 kB of embedded flash, 4 kB of on-chip EEPROM and 32 kB of RAM on the JN5168 to support the latest network stacks. Another key feature is in-packet antenna diversity, which allows systems to choose the best antenna on every packet received.
“The JN5168 is our newest wireless microcontroller for the ‘Internet of Things’ – ideal for applications ranging from smart lighting and home automation to building automation and wireless sensor networks. With extensive on-chip memory and RAM, design engineers can do more with a much lower bill of materials, while taking advantage of NXP’s expertise in a wide range of software stacks based on the 802.15.4 standard,” said Marcel Walgering, general manager, Smart Home and Energy product line, NXP Semiconductors.
The JN516x wireless microcontroller family will include:
-JN5161 for RF4CE and IEEE 802.15.4 applications with 64 kB flash, 8 kB RAM, 4 kB EEPROM
-JN5164 for JenNet-IP, ZigBee Home Automation and ZigBee Light Link applications with 160 kB flash, 32 kB RAM, 4 kB EEPROM
-JN5168 for ZigBee Smart Energy applications and JenNet-IP gateways with 256 kB flash, 32 kB RAM, 4 kB EEPROM
-A single evaluation kit suitable for all stacks
-A new range of modules using the JN5168 chip, including variants with printed antenna, uFI connector, ETSI 10-dbm mode PA/LNA, and an FCC 20-dbm PA/LNA for long-range applications