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I'm going to build a couple of small devices that communicate wirelessly. To simplify construction, I've decided to look for a chip (preferrably on a breakout board) that combines a programmable microcontroller with an RF transceiver module.

I've found the nRF24LU1+, but I'd prefer an AVR microcontroller since I've used those before and know how to program them. How can I search for such chips/board? I've tried search terms such as "avr rf module" and "combined avr rf", but have only managed to find RF modules.

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Atmel has dedicated single chip solutions for wireless communication based on the AVR ATmega series.

They also have other architectures (such as ARM), which can be found generally from their MCU Wireless Solutions page.

If you're looking for a 2.4 GHz breakout board (evaluation kit) you might be interested in something like the RZRAVEN.

(Other evaluation kits.)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks! I checked these out, but as a hobbyist I think soldering the VFQFN packages would be too much of an obstacle for me. \$\endgroup\$ – Andreas Jun 16 '13 at 17:58

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