RF Modules

A RF Module is commonly referred to as a “radio frequency” module, it is a small electronic device that is used to transmit and receive radio signals between two devices. A RF Module is usually used with a pair of encoder/decoders. The encoder is used for encoding parallel data for transmitting whilst the reception is decoded by a decoder.

What is the main function of a RF Module?
Radio frequency modules are the biggest facilitator of wireless communication, this is because it does not require a line of sight. This is in contrast to its usual alternative, Infrared, which mostly operates in line of sight mode. It spans between a range of 3 KHz and 300 GHz, with the lower end being applied in applications such as submarines and radio stations whilst the higher spectrum is used in applications such as GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and TV broadcasting. Some of the main functions of a RF Module are:
• Act as a transmitter of signals
• A solution for detecting radio signals
• Bridging communication between two devices
• RF can stretch communication between applications
• Acts as a receiver module
• Acts as a transmitter

Did you know?
The performance of radio frequency applications is dependent on a few factors.
• Through increasing a transmitter’s power, a larger communication range can be attained. This also causes a power drain from the power source which could result in a shorter life span for battery powered devices.
• Through the use of higher transmitted power, an interference with other radio frequencies can occur.

Typical Applications of a RF Module
• Car alarm systems
• Remote controls
• Sensor reporting
• Automation systems

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Description Price Module Type Supported Frequency Bands Modulation Technique Maximum RF Data Rate Maximum Output Power Receiver Sensitivity Supported Bus Interfaces Supply Voltage Dimensions Height Length Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Width
RS Stock No. 903-3059
Mfr. Part No.RF-LORA-868-SO
£15.69
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Transceiver 868MHz - 300kbit/s +20dBm -130dBm - 1.8 → 3.6V 19.95 x 23 x 1mm 1mm 23mm +85 °C -40 °C 19.95mm
RS Stock No. 793-1992
Mfr. Part No.RFM69HW-868-S2
BrandHopeRF
£8.22
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Transceiver 868MHz FSK, GFSK, GMSK, MSK, OOK 300kbit/s +20dBm -120dBm SPI 1.8 → 3.6V 19.7 x 16 x 1mm 1.9mm 19.7mm +70 °C -20 °C 16mm
RS Stock No. 617-1811
Mfr. Part No.QAM-TX3
BrandQuasar
£3.79
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Transmitter 433.92MHz - 3000Hz +10dBm - - 3 → 12V 5.2 x 7.08 x 1.8mm 1.8mm 7.08mm +85 °C -20 °C 5.2mm
RS Stock No. 793-1995
Mfr. Part No.RFM69W-433-S2
BrandHopeRF
£6.36
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Transceiver 433MHz FSK, GFSK, GMSK, MSK, OOK 300kbit/s +13dBm -120dBm SPI 1.8 → 3.6V 19.7 x 16 x 1mm 1.9mm 19.7mm +70 °C -20 °C 16mm
RS Stock No. 903-3030
Mfr. Part No.GAMMA-868
£30.00
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Transceiver 868MHz FM 9.6kbit/s +20dBm -137dBm RS232 1.8 → 3.6V - - - +85 °C -40 °C -
RS Stock No. 666-6744
Mfr. Part No.ALPHA-TX433S
£5.11
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Transmitter 433MHz FM 256kbit/s +7dBm -109dBm SPI 2.2 → 5.4V 16.1 x 15.9 x 4.2mm 4.2mm 16.1mm +85 °C -40 °C 15.9mm
RS Stock No. 666-6757
Mfr. Part No.ALPHA-TRX433S
£8.86
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Transceiver 433MHz FM 115.2kbit/s +25dBm - SPI 2.2 → 3.8V 16.1 x 15.9 x 4.2mm 4.2mm 16.1mm +85 °C -40 °C 15.9mm
RS Stock No. 786-3198
Mfr. Part No.PTM210
BrandEnOcean
£26.02
Each
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Transmitter 868MHz ASK 125kbit/s +5dBm - - - 40 x 40 x 11.2mm 11.2mm 40mm +65 °C -25 °C 40mm
RS Stock No. 783-9666
Mfr. Part No.ERA-CONNECT2-PIK1
BrandLPRS
£50.05
Each
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Transceiver 868 MHz, 915MHz - 115.2kbit/s +7dBm -117dBm USB 5V 80 x 22 x 10mm 10mm 80mm +85 °C -40 °C 22mm
RS Stock No. 793-4411
Mfr. Part No.BRAVO-T868
£17.03
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Transceiver 868MHz FSK 9.6kbit/s +13dBm -121dBm - 1.8 → 3.6V 17 x 48 x 10.5mm 10.5mm 48mm +85 °C -40 °C 17mm
RS Stock No. 793-1998
Mfr. Part No.RFM69W-868-S2
BrandHopeRF
£6.36
Each
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Transceiver 868MHz FSK, GFSK, GMSK, MSK, OOK 300kbit/s +13dBm -120dBm SPI 1.8 → 3.6V 19.7 x 16 x 1mm 1.9mm 19.7mm +70 °C -20 °C 16mm
RS Stock No. 672-9003
Mfr. Part No.ALPHA-TR868S
£4.60
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Transceiver 868MHz FM 115200bit/s - - SPI 2.2 → 3.8V - - - +85 °C -45 °C -
RS Stock No. 793-2014
Mfr. Part No.RFM65W-433-S2
BrandHopeRF
£7.07
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Receiver 433MHz FSK, GFSK, GMSK, MSK, OOK 300kbit/s - -120dBm SPI 1.8 → 3.6V 19.7 x 16 x 1mm 1.9mm 19.7mm +70 °C -20 °C 16mm
RS Stock No. 783-9662
Mfr. Part No.ERA-CONNECT2-PI
BrandLPRS
£41.36
Each
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Transceiver 868 MHz, 915MHz - 115.2kbit/s +7dBm -117dBm USB 5V 80 x 22 x 10mm 10mm 80mm +85 °C -40 °C 22mm
RS Stock No. 125-1259
Mfr. Part No.RFM95W-868S2
£14.44
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Transceiver 868MHz FSK, GFSK, GMSK, MSK, OOK 300kbit/s +13dBm -148dBm SPI 3.3V 16 x 16 x 1.8mm 1.8mm 16mm +70 °C -20 °C 16mm
RS Stock No. 887-7211
Mfr. Part No.MRF89XAM8A-I/RM
BrandMicrochip
£5.552
Each (In a Tray of 54)
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- - FSK, OOK - - - - - 27.94 x 17.78 x 1.91mm 1.91mm 27.94mm +85 °C -40 °C 17.78mm
RS Stock No. 772-9499
Mfr. Part No.MRF89XAM8A-I/RM
BrandMicrochip
£6.03
Each
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- - FSK, OOK - - - - - 27.94 x 17.78 x 1.91mm 1.91mm 27.94mm +85 °C -40 °C 17.78mm
RS Stock No. 903-3034
Mfr. Part No.GAMMA-868-SO
£25.19
Each
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Transceiver 868MHz FM 9.6kbit/s +20dBm -137dBm RS232 1.8 → 3.6V - - - +85 °C -40 °C -
RS Stock No. 793-2005
Mfr. Part No.RFM64W-433S2
BrandHopeRF
£6.56
Each
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Transceiver 433MHz FSK, OOK 150kbit/s +10dBm -110dBm SPI 1.8 → 3.6V 19.7 x 16 x 1mm 1.9mm 19.7mm +70 °C -20 °C 16mm
RS Stock No. 657-1362
Mfr. Part No.QFM-RX1-433
BrandQuasar
£11.82
Each
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Receiver 433MHz FM 4800bit/s - -106dBm - 4.5 → 5.5V 13 x 44.2 x 5.5mm 5.5mm 44.2mm +85 °C -20 °C 13mm
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