RC232 Products

RC232 is an easy-to-use and effective cable replacement protocol (UART) which can carry any application data in a transparent channel. The RC232 modules are available in many variants ranging from low-cost to narrowband industrial grade, meeting the requirements of any application and different local radio regulations world-wide. Radiocrafts has since 2003 provided high quality radio solution to the industry all over the world.

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LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

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EASY TO USE CABLE REPLACEMENT

RC232 Module Selection

Module Frequency band[MHz] Radio channels [#] Data rate [kbps] RX sensitivity [dBm] RX current [mA] Pout [dBm] TX current [mA] SLEEP current [uA] Operating supply voltage [V] Operating temperature [deg C] Indicative LOS [m] Region / compliance
RC1140-RC232 433-434 17 1.2 – 100 -110 24 10 35 0,3 2,0 – 3,6 -40 to +85 1200 EU / CE
RC1170-RC232 865-867 15 1.2 – 100 -110 24 10 37 0,3 2,0 – 3,6 -40 to +85 800 India
RC1180-RC232 868-870 18 1.2 – 100 -110 24 10 37 0,3 2,0 – 3,6 -40 to +85 800 EU / CE
RC1190-RC232 902-928 50 1.2 – 100 -110 24 -1 22 0,3 2,0 – 3,6 -40 to +85 300 USA / FCC
RC1170HP-RC232 865-867 15 1.2 – 100 -109 24 27 560 3,4 2,7 – 3,3 -40 to +85 4000 India
RC1180HP-RC232 868-870 18 1.2 – 76.8 -109 24 27 560 3,4 2,7 – 3,3 -40 to +85 4000 EU / CE
RC1190HP-RC232 902-928 50 1.2 – 100 -109 24 27 560 3,4 2,7 – 3,3 -40 to +85 4000 USA / FCC
RC2500-RC232 2400-2483 83 1.2 – 100 -105 25 1 27 0,4 2,0 – 3,6 -40 to +85 500 World wide*
RC2500HP-RC232 2400-2483 83 1.2 – 100 -108 30 18 155 1,5 2,7 – 3,6 -20 to +85 2000 World wide*
RC1210 418/419 30 4,8 -112 20 8 26 0,003 2,8 – 5,5 -20 to +55 2000 China
RC1230 426/429 71 2,4 -115 20 8 26 0,003 2,8 – 5,5 -20 to +55 2000 Japan
RC1240 433-434 80 4,8 -115 20 8 26 0,003 2,8 – 5,5 -20 to +55 2000 EU / CE
RC1244 429-444 85 4,8 -115 20 8 26 0,003 2,8 – 5,5 -20 to +55 2000 Nordic
RC1250 424/447 80 2,4 -117 20 8 26 0,003 2,8 – 5,5 -20 to +55 2000 Korea
RC1280 868-870 80 4,8 -110 21 7 28 0,003 2,8 – 5,5 -20 to +55 1000 EU / CE
RC1290 902-928 51 4,8 – 19,2 -110 21 -1 23 0,003 2,8 – 5,5 -20 to +55 500 USA / FCC
RC1701HP-RC232 169 10 0,3 – 100 -118 31 27 407 0,6 2,8 – 3,6 -30 to +85 20km EU / CE
RC1740-RC232 433-434 93 0,3 – 100 -118 31 15 57 0,6 2,8 – 3,6 -30 to +85 3km World wide*
RC1740HP-RC232 433-434 93 0,3 – 100 -118 31 27 318/63 0,6 2,8 – 3,8/5,0 -30 to +85 10km World wide*
RC1760HP-RC232 458/463/467 239 0,3 – 100 -118 31 27 318/63 0,6 2,8 – 3,8/5,0 -30 to +85 10km UK, Ireland, ZA*
RC1780HP-RC232 868-870 84 0,3 – 100 -118 31 27 297/72 0,6 2,8 – 3,8/5,0 -30 to +85 5km EU / CE

Product Details

The RC232 RF Transceiver Modules are a series of compact surface-mounted high performance modules with embedded protocol. The modules are available in Low Power, High Power and Narrowband versions. The completely shielded modules are pre-certified for operation in license free bands from 169 MHz to 2.4 GHz. The RC232 protocol is optimized for easy use and configuration, supporting point-to-point and point-to-multipoint network topologies. A multi-hop option is also provided. The transparent data protocol ensures great flexibility in carrying different application data formats.

Different variants of the modules conforms with regulations for operation in Europe (CE), USA and Canada (FCC), Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, China, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Wideband modules for low cost applications
  • Point to point, point to multipoint protocol, multi-hop (RC232)
  • 433-2450 MHz
  • Transparent UART data interface
  • High Power modules for extended range
  • Small size (12,7 x 25,4 x 3,5 mm)
  • Compact shielded module for SMD
  • Pin compatible variants for EU, US, India, World-wide
  • No external components – power supply and antenna only
  • Up to 4 km range (Line of Sight)

For all our RC232 protocol modules, Development Kit suitcases are available for rapid prototyping and proof of concept. The kits contain:

  • Two Development Boards with the module of choice, onboard USB level shifter and USB connector, SMA antenna connector, I/O break-out
  • Quarterwave stub antennas with SMA connector
  • USB cables
  • The HP variants include additionally AC/DC Power Supplies

One kit will make a wireless link “out of the box” and feature easy access to all the modules I/O-pins. The kit can be used together with the PC software tools.

RCxxxxDK-USB Quick Start 1.1 PDF
This is a quick start guide for the Development Kit.

RCxxxxDK-USB User Manual 1.12 PDF
This is a complete User Manual for the Development Kit, how to set it up and use it. It also includes schematics and layout for the Development Boards.

Tools & Manuals

Read the installation guide prior to download or installation: RCTools Installation guide PDF

Download Our Tools:

The RCTools-RC232 contains PC software tools supporting modules with the RC232 protocol.

The RC232-CCT (Configuration & Communication Tool) helps you to work with your Radiocrafts modules. The program enables you to easily configure the module and can additionally work as a terminal window, where data can be sent or received to / from any serial port. The RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) informs you about the Link budget and helps you estimate range.
RC232 Configuration & Communication Tool User Manual PDF

The RC232-DT (Deployment Tool) enable you to easily configure any number of modules with the commands crucial for communication between modules in point-to-multipoint networks.
RC232 Deployment Tool User Manual PDF

The RC232-SA (Spectrum Analyzer) enables you to easily scan all or a subset of channels the module can operate on. This is a handy tool for checking available free channels and to verify that you actually are transmitting on the right frequency. The SA tool also enable the possibility of optimizing antenna performance and compare relatively the performance of various antenna solutions.
RC232 Spectrum Analyzer (SA) User Manual PDF

What is RC232?

Radiocrafts’ protocol RC232 is designed to enable a simple and effective cable replacement when using ISM band radio modules for transmission of data. The RC232 protocol is embedded in the module and enables star (point-to-multipoint), point-to-point networks, and a multi-hop option. The RC232 modules can be controlled with a simple-to-use UART interface, and used to configure the protocol for the actual application.

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