Strengthening business for the medical device market —Exhibition of RFM products at CEATEC JAPAN 2012—

Modules with built-in SAW

2012-09-28

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata
RFIC chip sets

RFIC chip sets

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. completed acquisition of RF Monolithics, Inc. (hereafter, RFM) in July of this year, and will exhibit RFM products for the first time as Murata Group products.

Murata will introduce "modules with built-in SAW for close-proximity communications" and "RFIC chip sets" at CEATEC JAPAN 2012 to be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture from October 2 to 6, 2012.

About RFM

RFM, which was acquired in July of this year by Murata's U.S. subsidiary, has strengths in the development and sales of communication modules and high-frequency products based on SAW (surface acoustic wave) technology for the medical device, on-board device, industrial equipment, and energy-related markets. Murata intends to focus attention on these new markets, for which growth in wireless communications is expected. Murata aims to provide new value by fusing RFM's RF module design technology, original protocol technology*1 centering on FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) , and system development know-how in the Machine To Machine (M2M) *2 field with Murata's own various hardware and software technologies.

RFM products will be introduced as specialized products for the medical device market at CEATEC JAPAN 2012. For additional information about the RFM products introduced at CEATEC, visit the RFM website http://www.RFM.com

Outline of Exhibited Products

Modules with built-in SAW for close-proximity communications

Features

  • These RF modules have a low-power-consumption design suited to electronic medical devices, and can be operated by a small-capacity battery.
  • Integrating the RF block and SAW needed for communication between electronic medical devices into a single module helps to design more compact end-products.

Applications

  • Medical applications (remote monitoring/remote measurement)
  • Applications embedded in the human body

Part Number

TR1000, TR3000, TR7000 and TR8000 series
(Transmission only, reception only, and evaluation kits will also be available. )

External Size

TR3005 (403.5MHz) : A x B x C=10.1 (typ) x 6.9 (typ) x 1.9 (typ) mm

External Size

RFIC chip sets (300 to 510MHz and 863 to 960MHz bands)

Features

  • Enables wireless communication between health monitoring devices and devices that obtain bio-information, and various monitor and database devices.
  • Use of highly integrated chip sets with low power consumption helps to extend product life and design more compact end-products.

Applications

  • Medical applications (remote monitoring/remote measurement)
    Examples: Blood pressure meters, blood glucose meters, etc.

Part Number

TRC103 and TRC105 series

Electric characteristics

  TRC103 series TRC105 series
Current consumption 3.0mA 2.7mA
Transmission power +11dBm +13dBm
Data transfer rate 200kb/s or more 200kb/s or more
Operating voltage 2.1V-3.6V 2.1V-3.6V

External Size

TRC103 (863 to 960MHz RF transceiver) : A x B x D=5.0 (typ) x 5.0 (typ) x 0.8 (typ) mm

External Size

Terminology

*1 Protocol technology: Technology related to network communications
*2 Machine To Machine (M2M) : A system that automatically performs the optimal control enabling machines connected via a network to exchange information without the need for human intervention.

Related news release

Apr 14, 2012 MURATA ANNOUNCES DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE RF MONOLITHICS, INC.
Jul 3, 2012 MURATA ANNOUNCES CLOSE OF DEAL TO ACQUIRE RF MONOLITHICS, INC.

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