Low Cost 2.4GHz Radio with PCB Dipole Antenna

A picture of a new radio board that I am prototyping is at http://tinyurl.com/yl53nju The board uses the TI 2,4GHz CC2500 radio and has a folded dipole PCB antenna. Low cost radio without a Zigbee stack.

I will testing it as soon as I get my hot-plate soldering setup going ;)

(* jcl *)

cost?

The parts and PCB cost are probably in the $2-$3 range. I do not know the assembly costs. Since the CC2500 is q QFN with a ground pad and all the parts are 0402's I am not setup to perform any assembly other than prototype.

(* jcl *)


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