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Roving Networks, a leading provider of wireless solutions announced the RN-XVee, its new ultra-low power, through hole 802.11 b/g module that is drop in compatible with existing 802.15.4 modules. The RN-XVee is designed for customers looking to migrate their existing systems to standard Wi-Fi based Internet protocol (IP) without modifying hardware.

The RN-XVee has a TTL UART pin-out that is compatible with common 802.15.4 footprints. The module provides ultra-low power and full speed 802.11 b/g rates. The RN-XVee is perfect for both legacy and existing designs such as sensor networks, utility meters, remote control, and M2M applications.

Like Roving’s other wireless products, the RN-XVee offers industry leading ultra-low power consumption characteristics (4µA sleep, 40mA RX and 180mA TX at 10dBm). It is built upon Roving’s RN-171 module which includes a complete onboard TCP/IP stack so no external microprocessor or drivers are required. The RN-XVee offers built-in network services including IPv4 addressing with full WEP/WPA/WPA2 security, HTTP, FTP, UDP, TCP, DNS, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, and Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS).

The XVee is competitively priced at $34.95 for a single unit. General release throughout Roving Networks’ extensive worldwide distribution network begins end of June, 2011.

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