The ZL70123 from Microchip Technology is a RF base station module for implantable devices that use the Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS) RF band. It has been developed specifically for external controllers and monitors of implantable medical devices. The module operates in the 402 MHz to 405 MHz MICS band and supports multiple ULP wake-up options, including a 2.45-GHz, industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band, wake-up option. The ZL70123 base station module includes all RF-related functions required to deploy external device functions in a MICS-band RF telemetry system. It is designed to meet regulatory requirements including Federal Communications Commission (FCC), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. The module is available in a fully shielded, 18 mm x 12 mm x 3 mm package and is ideal for pacemakers and medical instrumentaion applications.
The ZL70123 RF base station module is in production and available now. The company also offers an application development kit (ADK) to qualified customers (part number ZLE70103BADA).