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Wireless RFM12B Module

In Hardware on Dec 10, 2008 at 15:36

A new 868 MHz module came in today, which uses FSK as modulation method:


This is a tiny 16×16 mm RFM12B module. It contains a transceiver and can be connected with a 4-pin SPI bus plus an IRQ pin to send/receive bytes using interrupts. Documentation is a bit sketchy, but there are a few different code samples on the net.

This version is for SMD mounting (with 2mm pins, again). But it’s easy to add a few wires and use this in a 0.1” grid breadboard. The antenna used here is an 82 mm straight wire.