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Panasonic, a worldwide leader in Wireless Products introduces the NEW PAN4561M Series of Mesh Networking RF Modules. These cost engineered modules are designed for applications up to 800 feet in range and are optimized to deliver longer range while conserving power consumption, using both a noise amplifier and 10db power amplifier. PAN4561M modules are medium range alternatives to Panasonic's original extended range PAN4561 Series devices.

The PAN4561M Series can be transformed from simple point-to-point proprietary devices to complex mesh networks by choosing from an array of simple firmware options. Fully featured with 39 I/O lines, sharing a common 62-pin footprint and software, each model hosts the FreeScale MC13213 Software-on-a-chip (SOC), using the same eight-bit GT60 processor as Panasonic's popular PAN4555 and making the product family application-compatible. Optional Synapse SNAP® firmware provides a highly flexible, industry-leading solution for mesh networking with a complete network development environment. Multiple antenna options are available. The Series has FCC, IC, and ETSI certifications.

PAN4561M Brochure

PAN4561M Full Specification
  • Factory Automation and Control
  • Home Gateways/Home Automation and Control
  • Motor/Lighting Control
  • Inventory and Logistics Management
  • HID (Human Interface Devices)
  • Toys
  • Remote Control and Wire Replacement for Industrial Systems (Wireless Sensor Networks)
  • RFID Tagging
  • Automated Meter Reading
  • Monitoring (Environmental, Patient, Fitness)
  • Proprietary Networking Solutions Using IEEE802.15.4
Product Performance
  • Small Size: 35mm X 15mm X 3.5mm
  • 3 Antenna Options: Single Port 50Ω, Ceramic Antenna or SMD Output
  • Low Power Modes For Increased Battery Life
  • 16 Selectable Channels w/ 250 Kbps (2.4 GHz)
  • High Sensitivity: -105 dBm Typical At 1% Packet Error Rate
  • +10 dBm Typical Output Power Programmable Over 30 dB Range
  • Low Supply Voltage: 2.7 V To 3.3 V (3.0 V Typical)
  • Operating Temperature Range: -40°C To +85°C
  • Link Quality And Clear Channel Assessment Capability
  • 60k Flash And 4k RAM Memory
  • Two UARTs And One I2C Bus
  • 8 Channel A/D Converter with 10 Bit for Fast and Easy Analog Input Conversion (Temperature, Pressure and Fluid Levels) to Digital Values
  • 5 Channel 16 Bit Timer/Pulse Width Modulation (Tpm) Outputs
  • BDM Port For Direct Download Programming
  • 39 Digital I/O Lines With Programmable Pull-Ups And Several With High-Current Driver


Parameter Value Condition / Notes
Receiver Sensitivity -105 dBm typical

For 1% packet error rate
Transmitter Output Power 10 dBm  
Power Supply 2.7 V to 3.3 V Single supply, 3.0 V typical
Power Control Range 30 dB  
Maximum Data Rate 250 kbps Over the air
Current Consumption
  Receive Mode
  Transmit Mode
  Idle Mode
  Doze Mode
  Hibernate Mode
  Off Mode

47 mA typ.
72 mA typ.
1.6 mA typ.
36.3 uA typ.
2.2 uA typ.
0.5 uA typ.

At 0dBm

Operating Temperature Range -40°C to +85°C  

All parameters are valid for VDD = 2.7V and Tamb = 25°C.

Freescale's MC13213 is included with the module, SMAC, MAC or Freescale Bee-Stack. There is no additional license fee per module by using the Freescale Bee-Stack, only a one time general support fee ($500) for the Bee-Stack to be paid to Freescale.

Mode Definitions and Transition Times for saving battery life can be seen in the data sheet MC1321x. The derivative MC13212 and MC13211 as well as a non-PA/LNA version are available on request.

Dimensions & Pin Layout:

The pin names of the module and the initial MC1321x names fit to each other.
All unmentioned pins are not connected and must be left open.

(Refer to above layout for Pin Dimensions table)
Part Numbers:
ENW-C9A21A1EF Antenna-w/o-Firmware
ENW-C9A21B1EF UF.L Connector-w/o-Firmware
ENW-C9A21C1EF 50ohm-Pad-w/o-Firmware
EVAL_PAN4561 Evaluation Kit for the PAN4561
ENW-C9A30B4EF Eval Module w/ UFL Connector, SNAP-FW
ENW-C9A21A4EF Antenna-SNAP-Firmware
ENW-C9A21B4EF UF.L Connector-SNAP-Firmware
ENW-C9A21C4EF 50 ohm-Pad-SNAP-Firmware
ENW-C9A30A4EF Eval Module w/ Ceramic Antenna, SNAP-FW
ENW-C9A30D4EF Eval Module with SMD RF Out, SNAP-FW