Suggestions for wireless communication?

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vvanders

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I'm starting to really enjoy messing with PICs and have an idea that involves one PIC transmitting to another pic that is receiving. I did a fair bit of googling on the subject and seem to have to narrowed it down to the xbee. However, this module seems a little overkill(and expensive) for what I need. So what I'm wondering is if there are any other solutions out there that meet the following:

1. Standard USART interface/Easy interface with PIC.
2. Not surface mount(although I might consider building a breakout board if a good solution exists).
3. Doesn't need to be transceiver, just need receiver transmitter pair.
4. ~25ft range.

DirtyLude

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With the Microchip module you need to run your own stack, though. It's not a replacement for Xbee. Well, I guess it is, if you don't mind running your own stack.

I was going to order a couple on my last Digikey order, but the cost of the order was starting to climb too high without them.

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felis

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Xbees are good when you start building a network of more than 2. This is an amazing device - since you can control it over the air, you don't even need an MCU for the remote sensor, the thing can make simple analog measurements or change state of it's digital pins, transmit it back and go to sleep by remote command.

Nigel Goodwin

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But infrared cannot provide a range of 25 feet..

I never suggested infrared, but it certainly can easily exceed 25 feet, over 30 feet is normal, and 45 feet plus is probably no problem.

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