Industry's highest class sub-GHz wireless communication solutions in terms of performance and ease of design


Sub-GHz Wireless Communication Solutions

Sub-gigahertz (sub-GHz) wireless communications1 technology uses waves around the 920 MHz band. With the proliferation of the Wi-SUN Alliance's international wireless communication standards, sub-GHz wireless communications are being rapidly adopted by the market. Compared to Wi-Fi and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), which use the 2.4 GHz band, sub-GHz wireless communications have the following features.

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Better distance
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Circumvention of obstructions
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Little radio wave interference

Renesas offers sub-GHz wireless communication solutions with a high-performance IEEE802.15.4g-compliant system on chip, convenient starter kits, and software stacks certified by the Wi-SUN Alliance to help you easily start developing your application.

Notes

  1. FSK communication compliant with IEEE802.15.4g.
  2. Range of communication varies depending on mode, obstructions, presence of shielding, layout conditions, surroundings, and so on, so these distance values are not categorical. They are reference values only, and are not guaranteed.

Applications of Sub-GHz Wireless Communication Solutions

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Applications of Sub-GHz Wireless Communication Solutions
  • Smart grid
  • Building management and lighting
  • Infrastructure monitoring
  • Smart meter
  • Factory automation, sensing, and remote control
  • Smart agriculture and fishing industry
  • Disaster & crime prevention and security
  • Smart home and HEMS
  • Monitoring (sick, elderly, children)

Sub-GHz Wireless Communication Devices With High Performance and Ease of Design

Renesas' sub-GHz wireless communication devices are a wireless communications IC and microcontrollers (MCUs) with on-chip wireless function. The RAA604S00 wireless communications IC has built-in RF peripheral components and hardware supporting IEEE 802.15.4g/e, and realizes the lowest level of current consumption in the industry. The RL78/G1H MCU with on-chip wireless function is a single-chip solution integrating the ultra-low-power RL78 core with wireless communication function. Choose from these two devices according to the needs of your system.

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High Performance
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Ease of Design

RL78/G1H and RAA604S00 product information

Starters Kits For Easy Development and Evaluation

These evaluation boards have been certified for technical standard conformance for Japan and CE certification for the European Union, and are used by the Certified Test Bed Unit (CTBU) authorized by the Wi-SUN Alliance.

Choose from among three starter kits according to the needs of your system.

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RL78/G1H Low power single-chip solution TK-RLG1H+SB
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RX651 + RAA604S00 High-performance solution MB-RX604S-02 (RX651)
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RL78/G14 + RAA604S00 Low power solution RL604S Stick

*These evaluation boards are developed, manufactured, and sold by Tessera Technology.
The evaluation boards can be purchased from Chip One Stop.
For evaluation boards details, please contact Tessera Technology.

Inquire about these evaluation boards RX651 product information RL78/G14 product information

Software Stacks That Facilitate System Design

Software for Renesas' sub-GHz wireless communication solutions are implemented on the Renesas RX651 microcontroller + RAA604S00 set or on the RL78/G1H microcontroller and it realizes the wireless communication protocol of Wi-SUN profile based on the international standard IEEE802.15.4.
The Wi-SUN Alliance, which is a standardization organization, has conducted an interoperability test and our solution has passed this test. In addition, since it is used as Wi-SUN Alliance certification standard parts, you can carry out system design for a wireless network with peace of mind.

Choose from the following packages according to the needs of your system.

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Software Stacks That Facilitate System Design

Software details


Wi-SUN FAN

The IP stack package supports the IP network of "Wi-SUN FAN Profile". Wi-SUN FAN is expected overseas as a wireless network not only smart meters but also smart cities / smart grids represented by infrastructure management such as logistics / building automation, smart street lights, parking systems, traffic management, etc.

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Wi SUN FAN

Wi-SUN FAN product information


Evaluation Tools For Visualizing Wireless Communications

Wireless signal strength is easily affected by obstructions in an outdoor environment and other factors, so analyzing the state of communications is difficult. Renesas offers evaluation tools that can visualize wireless communication data and display an analysis of that data.

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RF Test Studio
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RF Sniffer

Inquire about these evaluation tools

Wi-SUN Alliance

With the spread of the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless networks are used to relay data back and forth between devices that are equipped with communication functions, and network system complexity and scale are expected to increase. The Wi-SUN Alliance drives the standardization and creation of profiles for communication protocols that can ensure interconnectivity in these diversifying networks. Renesas has been a strong promoter of research and development and international standardization for the Wi-SUN Alliance since its establishment, and develops solutions that support the protocols of the Wi-SUN Alliance.

Information about Wi-SUN

Partners

Neona EmbeddedD LabZ

Data Concentration Unit

  • Powered by Renesas RZ/A1H MPU, RL78/G1H SubGHz RF, R9A06G037 PLC
  • Built in DLMS Client over RF and PLC, Meter Protocol Supported
  • Meter Interface 6LoWPAN, Zigbee , PLC Isolated RS232 and RS485
  • MDAS / Cloud Interfaces:
    • - 3G / 4G / HSPA+ / GSM / GPRS, 10/100 Ethernet , WiFi
  • Modbus (ASCII and RTU ) Supported
  • USB Plug and Play based Data Backup

Contact Info

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Data Concentration Unit device

Neona Detail

Inesh Smart Energy (P) Ltd.

Smart Meter

  • 1phase/3phase Class 1.0 SMART meters Based on Renesas RL78/I1C and RX21A as per IEC standards
  • RF Communication module with Renesas RL78/G1H
  • PLC Communication module with Renesas R9A06G037
  • With DLMS Push, Last Gasp, FOTA / Connect/disconnect features built-in
  • More than 30 Anti-tampering features
  • Pluggable Communication Interface (RF / PLC / GPRS)

Data Concentration Unit

  • Powered by Renesas RX210 MCU
  • RF Communication module with Renesas RL78/G1H
  • PLC Communication module with Renesas R9A06G037
  • Meter Interface PLC / RF / LPR Mesh, and RS232

Contact Info

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Inesh Smart Meter Device back and front

Inesh Detail

Industrial Controls & Drives (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd.

Hybrid Meter

  • 1phase Class 1.0 meter based on Renesas Synergy ARM based MCU as per IEC standards
  • Hybrid meter with STS complained prepaid and postpaid functionalities
  • With DLMS /Connect/disconnect features built-in
  • Ready for Communication module interface (RF/PLC/GPRS)
    • RF Communication module with Renesas RL78/G1H
    • PLC Communication module with Renesas R9A06G037

Contact Info

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Industrial Controls & Drives a.k.a. ICD logo
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ICD Hybrid Meter device

ICD Detail

Vizmonet Pte. Ltd.

SubGHz RF Module

  • Renesas RL78/G1H, 16bit MCU with integrated subGHz Transceiver
  • 2FSK/4FSK with support for data rates 50/100/200kbps
  • Industry’s lowest power consumption in standby mode (6mA at 3.3V)
  • Simple UART interface for easy OEM integration

Contact Info

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vizmo SubGHz RF Module

Vizmo Detail

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
User Guides & Manuals
RL78/G1H User's Manual: Hardware 日本語 Manual PDF 8.14 MB
SubGHz Transceiver (RAA604S00) User's Manual: Hardware 日本語 Manual PDF 2.25 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
RL78/G1H Example of average current and battery life in intermittent operation 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.37 MB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Board Design Guidelines for Improving Communication Link Budget 日本語 Application Note PDF 738 KB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Recommended Settings Registers 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.70 MB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Electrical Characteristics of 915-MHz-Band +30dBm RF Transceiver (FCC Part 15.247) Application Note PDF 2.06 MB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Transceiver characteristics when changing RF components 日本語 Application Note PDF 661 KB
RAA604S00 Guidelines for RF Board Design 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.65 MB
RL78/G1H Guidelines for RF Board Design 日本語 Application Note PDF 2.15 MB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Electrical Characteristics of 870-MHz-Band RF Transceiver (ETSI EN 303 204) Application Note PDF 1.69 MB
RAA604S00 Design data of Evaluation board using the RX651 日本語 Application Note PDF 427 KB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Electrical Characteristics of 915-MHz-Band RF Transceiver (FCC Part 15.247) Application Note PDF 1.54 MB
RAA604S00 Guidelines for two-layer board for RF part 日本語 Application Note PDF 1015 KB
RL78/G1H Guidelines for two-layer board for RF part 日本語 Application Note PDF 687 KB
RAA604S00 Design data of two-layer Evaluation board with RF Switch 日本語 Application Note PDF 255 KB
RL78/G1H Design data of two-layer Evaluation board with RF Switch 日本語 Application Note PDF 253 KB
RAA604S00 Design data of two-layer Evaluation board 日本語 Application Note PDF 255 KB
RL78/G1H Design data of two-layer Evaluation board 日本語 Application Note PDF 256 KB
RAA604S00 Design data of Evaluation board with RF Switch 日本語 Application Note PDF 359 KB
RL78/G1H Design data of Evaluation board with RF Switch 日本語 Application Note PDF 353 KB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Electrical Characteristics of 860-MHz-Band RF Transceiver Application Note PDF 1.38 MB
RL78/G1H Design data of Evaluation board Application Note PDF 353 KB
RAA604S00 Design data of Evaluation board Application Note PDF 358 KB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Electrical Characteristics of 920-MHz-Band RF Transceiver Application Note PDF 1019 KB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Guidelines for wireless evaluation 日本語 Application Note PDF 662 KB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Guidelines for Improving Communication Link Budget 日本語 Application Note PDF 487 KB
RL78/G1H, RAA604S00 Design Guidelines for a Pattern Antenna 日本語 Application Note PDF 1.00 MB
RL78/G1H Reference Design of an 860-MHz-Band Wireless Transceiver Incorporating a Front-End Module 日本語 Application Note PDF 822 KB
Downloads
- RAA604S00 Design data of Evaluation board using the RX651 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 12.18 MB
- RAA604S00 Design data of two-layer Evaluation board with RF Switch Sample Code ZIP 1.76 MB
- RL78/G1H Design data of two-layer Evaluation board with RF Switch Sample Code ZIP 1.61 MB
- RAA604S00 Design data of two-layer Evaluation board Sample Code ZIP 1.87 MB
- RL78/G1H Design data of two-layer Evaluation board Sample Code ZIP 1.71 MB
- RAA604S00 Design data of Evaluation board with RF Switch 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 2.52 MB
- RL78/G1H Design data of Evaluation board with RF Switch 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 2.45 MB
- RL78/G1H Design data of Evaluation board 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 2.41 MB
- RAA604S00 Design data of Evaluation board 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 2.46 MB
- RL78/G1H Reference Design of an 860-MHz-Band Wireless Transceiver Incorporating a Front-End Module 日本語 Sample Code ZIP 1.32 MB
Other
Sub-GHz Wireless Communication Solutions 日本語 Flyer PDF 1.34 MB

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