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Overview

ANT transceiver module using nRF24AP2-8ch, an ANT network processor from Nordic Semiconductor embedded with enhanced ANT core stack.  An F antenna is integrated on the  20mm x 20mm PCB board. Two models: ANTAP281M4IB and ANTAP281M5IB.

The module has been certified to comply with radio regulation or standards covering global markets that include North America, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The RF certified  module eases the burden for application and system developers from extensive RF and antenna design, and regulatory compliance testing, allowing for quicker time to the market. The module is ideal to build control or hub nodes of a wireless sensor network.

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Key Selling Points

  • Lower power consumption

Advanced ANT Features

  • High density node support – up to 300 nodes at 1 Hz Tx rate in same RF space
  • Frequency agility
  • Proximity search
  • Scanning mode – extremely low latency for asynchronous applications such as remote control
  • Low priority search – does not impact existing channels
  • Channel ID management – improves device pairing efficiency
  • Individual output power control per channel

Basic ANT Features  

  • 78 selectable RF channels (2403 to 2480MHz)
  • Simple sync/async serial interface
  • Integrated F antenna
  • On board 32.768 kHz crystal oscillator
  • Broadcast, acknowledged, or burst data transmissions
  • ANT channel combined message rate up to 190Hz (8 byte data payload)
  • Minimum message rate per ANT channel 0.5Hz
  • Burst transfer rates up to 20Kbps (true data throughput)
  • Up to 8 ANT channels
  • Up to 3 public, managed and/or private network keys
  • 1.9V to 3.6V supply voltage range
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
  • Low profile
  • Pin compatible with ANT C7, AT3 and AP1 modules
  • RoHS compliant
Product Options Target Use Package
ANTAP281M4IB For surface mount mass production Tray: 20 modules on a tray
Reel: 500 modules taped on a 13” reel
ANTAP281M5IB With Molex connector. For lab testing and development. Tray: 20 modules on a tray

 

ANTC7EK1The ANTAP2DK1 kit offers a comprehensive set of ANT AP2 and AT3 modules, PC tools and resources to assist

  • Evaluation of ANT as a practical Wireless Sensor Network solution
  • Evaluation of the nRF24AP2 ANT network processor, AT3 chipset and the AP2 and AT3 modules
  • Design of ANT product  prototypes and network demonstrations
  • Design of PC applications linking to ANT products and networks
  • Evaluation of using SensRcore as an easy wireless sensor development platform, writing scripts and configuring modules

The ANTAP2DK1 kit consists of the following components:

  • 2 x ANTAP281M5IB modules
  • 2 x ANT11TS33M5IB modules
  • 2 x battery boards
  • 2 x I/O boards
  • 2 x USB interface boards
  • 2 x CR2032 coin cells

Registered dev kit owners receive direct ANT+ technical support from Dynastream Innovations.

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Files and software tools listed below are directly associated with this component. For more resources, please click here.

Title Date Modified Version File Size
ANT AP2 Transceiver Module Datasheet Mar 13, 2012 1.8 2 MB
nRF24AP2 Product Specification Jun 17, 2010 1.2 1 MB
ANT AP2 Module Revision History Nov 07, 2011 1.5 629 KB
ANT Message Protocol and Usage Apr 02, 2014 5.1 4 MB
Interfacing with ANT General Purpose Chipsets and Modules Dec 03, 2010 2.1 443 KB
ANT Development Kit User Manual Jun 13, 2012 1.9 3 MB

1. Initial Setup

2. Channel Data

3. Battery Information

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