[802.15.4 Linux] MCR20A Driver is Comming

The MCR20A expands the NXP® portfolio of wireless connectivity products by delivering a new generation of 2.4 GHz transceiver for the IEEE® 802.15.4 standard. The MCR20A provides a world-class link budget of 110 dB that ensures the longest range of communication. At the same time, the MCR20A is able to receive and transmit at significantly lower peak currents than other competitive devices. This enables mesh networks to run on the same battery for a much longer period. The Dual PAN support allows the system to concurrently participate in two 802.15.4 networks, eliminating the need for multiple radios.

  • High-performance 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver
  • 802.15.4 PHY/MAC support
  • -102 dBm sensitivity +8 dBm maximum output power reducing the need for external power amplifiers
  • Low-power receive mode (LPPS)
  • TX 17 mA @ 0 dBm and RX 19 mA typical
  • TX 18 mA @ 0 dBm and RX 19.5 mA max
  • Dual PAN support
  • Supports single-ended and fast diversity antenna options: single 50 ohm antenna uses single balun to reduce component count and cost
  • Packet processor for hardware acceleration
  • 128-bit random number generator
  • 1.8-3.6 V operating range
  • Small footprint: 5×5 LGA 32 pin
  • –40 ˚C to +105 ˚C operational temperature range
  • Supports SMAC, Thread Networking Protocol and ZigBee stacks

The MCR20A Linux driver is coming soon. link

Update: 16.02.2017
* Support only one PAN network

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