Linx Technologies makes wireless simple by developing and manufacturing wireless products that are easy for engineers of all skill levels to use. The company's RF modules, remote controls, evaluation kits and master development systems feature straightforward hardware configuration and clear documentation. Linx products make it simple for engineers and hobbyists to integrate wireless features without the hassle and expense of engineering RF functionality from scratch.
Linx Technologies DS Series Remote Control Encoder/Decoder is designed for Infrared or RF remote control applications. When set as an encoder, the DS encodes 8 data bits and 10 address bits for transmission. When set as a decoder, the DS compares the address bits in the received packet with its local address. If the bits match, then the received data bits are output on the data lines. The DS is a replacement for many applications using the Holtek® HT640 and HT658. There are some functional differences that should be reviewed to ensure backwards compatibility.
Linx Technologies µSP Series MicroSplatch Antennas are embedded quarter-wave chips available in the 403MHz, 418MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz, 916MHz and 2.4GHz bands. The Linx Technologies µSP Series MicroSplatch Antennas are designed for cost sensitive applications, ideal for remote controls, pagers, and compact data transmission devices. The antenna chip is reflow compatible and withstands temperatures up to 260°C.
Linx Technologies NT Series Transceiver Module is designed to send and receive digital data in the 902MHz to 928MHz band over distances of up to 3,000 feet (line of sight). Its True Transparency™ interface lets the user create a wireless wire for use with nonstandard data rates, custom protocols, or protocols such as PWM and Manchester. The module features best-in-class receive sensitivity (up to −113dBm) and low power consumption (only 19.2mA in receive mode and 15.2mA in transmit mode at 0dBm). Housed in a compact reflow-compatible SMD package, the transceiver requires no external RF components except an antenna, which greatly simplifies integration and lowers assembly costs.
To aid rapid development, the NT Series transceiver is available as part of a Master Development System. The system comes with two development boards for benchmarking and prototyping, each of which is populated with a transceiver. The boards include lights that show which areas are active as well as other enhancements that simplify the development experience. To help get started, the system also includes antennas, a daughter board with a USB interface, demonstration software, extra modules, and connectors.
Linx Technologies 232FHSS Transceiver Modules each combine a state-of-the-art low power wireless transceiver with a powerful multipoint-to-multipoint frequency protocol controller to form a complete wireless communication solution. With a simple UART interface, a 125dB link budget, and very low power operation modes, the 232FHSS module is excellent for AMR, RFID, home automation, and any other application requiring long range (7 miles LOS, 1500 feet indoors) and long battery life.
Linx Technologies 232DTS Transceiver Modules combine a state-of-the-art low power wireless transceiver with a powerful multipoint-to-multipoint protocol controller to form a transparent wireless communication solution capable of replacing wires in almost any RS-232/422/485 application. With a 115dB link budget and very low power operation modes, the 232DTS modules are excellent for Automated Meter Reading (AMR), RFID, home automation, and any other application requiring long range (1 mile line of sight) and long battery life.
Linx Technologies DP1203 Radio Transceiver Modules operate in the 433, 868, or 915MHz license free ISM (Industrial Scientific and Medical) frequency bands. The DP1203 modules are based on the XE1203F transceiver, and offer the unique advantage of high data rate communication up to 152.3kbit/s. Combining high output power and exceptional receiver sensitivity, the Linx Technologies DP1203 Radio Modules are suitable for applications seeking to satisfy the European (ETSI EN300-220-1 and EN301 439-3) or the North American (FCC part 15.247 and 15.249) regulatory standards. The DP1203 modules can be used in any environment where wireless remote connection is an advantage, and are perfect for complex wireless networks involving high speed data rate applications.
Linx Technologies CR12xx / CR20xx Lithium Coin & Button Cell Battery Holders are surface and through-hole mount battery holders which provide solid electrical contact for CR1216, CR1225, CR2016, CR2025, and CR2032 lithium coin and button cells. Their two metal arms secure the battery to the contact patch, and their nickel-plated phosphor bronze construction provides good conductivity and strength. The low cost of the Linx Technologies CR12xx / CR20xx Lithium Coin & Button Cell Battery Holders makes them a smart choice for high-volume projects. Their compact design is ideal for space-constrained applications such as computers, remote controls, and other handheld electronics.
Linx Technologies WRT-MON Series Monopole Antenna is compact and tamper-resistant. It requires a proximity ground plane, which dramatically reduces the space required inside the product. The antenna installs through a small hole on the product and is anchored by a threaded metal base connected to the coax cable shield. An adhesive foam compression ring resists the elements. The Linx Technologies WRT-MON Series Monopole Antenna is available in 2.45GHz, and is attached to an 8.5in long coax cable with an RP-SMA, SMA, or U.FL/MHF-compatible connector on the other end. These antennas are ideal for applications like wireless vending machines, traffic equipment, and power equipment where space is limited and security is important.
The Linx Technologies WRT Series has been expanded to include antennas with a taller 27mm high radome, with center frequencies of 418MHz and 433MHz.
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The Linx Technologies WRT Series antenna is ideally suited for applications such as wireless vending, security, traffic, or power equipment that require an unobtrusive, tamper-resistant antenna solution. The Linx Technologies WRT Series
features a tiny 19x11 mm radome that installs through a small hole on
the product and is anchored by a threaded base. An adhesive foam
compression ring is used to resist the elements. This Linx Technologies antenna also features an integral counterpoise that eliminates the need for a proximity ground plane. WRT Series antennas
are available in center frequencies of 868 MHz, 916 MHz, and 2.45 GHz.
The antenna's coax feed is available with SMA, RP-SMA, or custom
The Linx Technologies WRT Series has been expanded to include an antenna with a U.FL connector.
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The Linx Technologies WRT Series antenna is ideally suited for applications such as wireless vending, security, traffic, or power equipment that require an unobtrusive, tamper-resistant antenna solution. The Linx Technologies WRT Series features a tiny 19x11 mm radome that installs through a small hole on the product and is anchored by a threaded base. An adhesive foam compression ring is used to resist the elements. This Linx Technologies antenna also features an integral counterpoise that eliminates the need for a proximity ground plane. WRT Series antennas are available in center frequencies of 868 MHz, 916 MHz, and 2.45 GHz. The antenna's coax feed is available with SMA, RP-SMA, or custom terminations.
Linx Technologies OC Series High Gain Dipole Antennas are ½-wave dipole antennas that provide higher gain than a standard whip antenna for increased range and reliability of wireless links. Using loaded coil technology, the Linx Technologies OC Series High Gain Dipole Antennas minimize the length that would typically be required to achieve omni-directional gain. Each antenna has an articulating base which allows it to tilt 90 degrees and rotate 360 degrees. They also have internal counterpoise to eliminate external ground plane dependence and maximize performance. OC series antennas attach via a standard SMA or Part 15 Compliant RP-SMA connector.
The ceiling mount, Omnidirectional Antennas from Linx Technologies provide an exceptionally wide operational bandwidth in an omnidirectional pattern. These cosmetically appealing antennas from Linx Technologies also offer moderate gain, an N female connector, rugged and damage-resistant construction, excellent performance over common frequency ranges, single access hole in the mounting surface, and more.
Linx Technologies' PN Series Panel Mount Antennas were designed for long-distance directional communication of wireless links. These rugged, sleek and cosmetically attractive antennas from Linx Technologies are damage-resistant and offer full weatherization, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. In addition, they offer high gain (16dBi), excellent directivity, and an N connector. Their gain and directivity are superior to typical Yagi antennas, increasing the range and reliability of the wireless link. Each antenna includes complete mounting hardware for standard masts.
The Linx Technologies Tri-band Log Periodic Antenna is designed for long-distance directional communication over a multitude of frequencies. The DB1-LP antenna provides gain and directivity comparable to a Yagi antenna, but in a much smaller overall form factor, and over a considerably wider range of frequencies. Constructed of UV-stabilized materials, the Linx Technologies Tri-band Log Periodic Antenna is suitable for long-term use in indoor or outdoor environments. The DB1-LP antenna includes complete mounting hardware for standard masts.
Linx Technologies MHW Series Dipole Antennas are compact and unobtrusive with adhesive that sticks to flat, non-conductive surfaces, such as windows, drywall, ceiling tiles, plastic, and more. Linx Technologies MHW Series Dipole Antennas have excellent performance, omni-directional pattern, very low VSWR, two flexible shafts, and are rugged and damage-resistant. MHW antennas are supplied with either 6.5 feet (2m) or 15 feet (4.6m) of RG-174 cable and attach via a standard SMA or Part 15 compliant RP-SMA connector.
The HW & HWR Series Antennas from Linx Technologies deliver outstanding performance in a ruggedly and cosmetically attractive package. Linx Technologies HW & HWR Series Antennas include monopole 1/4-wave element versions, as well as dipole center-fed 1/2-wave versions that feature an internal counterpoise that eliminates external ground plane dependence and maximizes performance. The HW has a fixed base; the HWR has an articulating base allowing the antenna to tilt 90º and rotate 360º. Both series attach via a standard SMA or Part 15 compliant RP-SMA connector. The 2.45GHz dipole version is the newest addition to these popular series.
The Linx Technologies OM Series Omni-Directional Antenna is a gain antenna designed to increase the range and reliability of wireless links while maintaining an omnidirectional pattern around the circumference of the antenna. This characteristic allows for greater flexibility in the placement of system devices than is often found in typical gain antenna solutions. The Linx Technologies OM Series antenna features rugged, weatherized construction making them well suited for indoor and outdoor applications. The antenna includes complete mounting hardware for standard masts. The standard antenna features 7dBi gain.
The Linx Technologies JJB Series Embedded 1/4-wave Monopole Antenna packs near the performance of a conventional monopole into an incredibly compact quarter-inch (7mm) diameter package. The Linx Technologies JJB Series Monopole Antenna is ideal for any OEM application requiring a compact, cosmetically-attractive, low-cost antenna solution. The Linx Technologies JJB Series antenna features a through-hole feedline that can attach directly to a user's PCB. Internal or external mounting is possible.
The Linx Technologies HE Series Embeddable 1/4-wave Monopole Antennas represent an optimum choice for designers looking for a blend of easy concealment, low cost, and strong performance. The Linx Technologies HE Series Embeddable 1/4-wave Monopole Antennas are precisely wound and matched to provide the lowest possible SWR at the operational frequency. The antenna diameter and inter-coil spacing of the HE Series Monopole Antennas are optimized to provide a wider-than-typical bandwidth. These Linx Technologies compact helical antennas are offered in surface-mount or through-hole styles.
The Linx Technologies SMA Multi-Mount RF Connectors are popular and cost-effective devices which provide reliable electrical performance from DC to 12.4GHz. Linx Technologies SMA RF Connectors feature thick board mounting and are available in a broad variety of mounting styles (snap-in or lock down with nut), body styles (brass, stainless steel), and assorted cable-attachment methods.
The Linx Technologies RP-SMA Extended Barrel RF Connectors are reverse-polarity connectors designed to meet FCC Part 15 requirements and are ideal for any application requiring a reliable non-standard RF connection. The reverse-polarity design uses the same tooling as a standard SMA, but reverses the center connection. The Linx Technologies RP-SMA series features an extended barrel to 0.756".
The Linx Technologies SG Series and SR Series GPS receiver modules are self-contained, high-performance GPS receivers with an on-board LNA and SAW filter. The SG / SR GPS receiver module is based on the SiRFstarIII chipset and provides exceptional sensitivity even in dense foliage and urban canyons. These Linx Technologies GPS receiver modules provide very low power consumption and help maximize runtimes in battery powered applications. The SG series
can acquire and track up to 20 satellites simultaneously in just
seconds even at the lowest signal levels and requires no programming or
additional RF components (except an antenna) to form a complete GPS solution. The SR Series includes an integrated antenna. The SG and SR Master Development System kits give designers all the tools necessary to correctly incorporate the SG and SR series into an end product.
The Linx Technologies OEM transmitter product line offers designers great options for quickly adding remote control features to a product. Available in 315, 418, or 433.92 MHz frequencies, Linx Technologies OEM transmitters are pre-certified by the FCC, Industry Canada, and the European Union, which eliminates the cost and time of testing and approval. The OEM transmitter's keypad, labeling, and case color can be rapidly modified to meet customer-specific requirements. When combined with a Linx receiver module or OEM function module, a reliable wireless command or control link is easily formed.
The Linx Technologies LT Series long-range RF transceiver module is a tiny device ideal for consumer and industrial applications requiring a reliable, low-cost, bi-directional wireless link. The Linx Technologies LT Series transceiver module allows for the transparent transfer of serial data at rates of up to 10kbps over distances of up to 3,000 feet from virtually any data source, including microcontrollers and transcoder chips. These RoHS-compliant LT Series long-range RF transceiver modules are housed in an SMD package that is well-suited for both prototyping and high-volume production. As with all Linx Technologies RF modules, no external RF components are required (except an antenna), which facilitates rapid integration even by engineers without previous RF design experience.
The Link Technologies SP Series Splatch antenna is a low-cost, embeddable planar antenna that helps designers of compact wireless products whose antenna options are normally limited by size, cost, and cosmetic considerations. The Link Technologies SP Series Splatch antenna stands out from other compact antennas with its resistance to proximity effects that makes it ideally suited for a variety of applications from medical to remote control. The Link Technologies SP Series Splatch is available in standard or custom frequencies within the 300 MHz to 1 GHz range. The antenna is RoHS compliant and its SMD form factor is equally appropriate for reflow or hand attachment.