New MICS Band Radio Modules Ideal for Body-worn and Implantable Diagnostic Devices

Press Release Summary:

  • LBAA0PC1RMH298 module utilises the 402-405 MHz frequency band
  • Supports a 128 kbps data rate and can cover communication range of up to 2 m
  • Applications include insulin, drug, and baclofen pumps, as well as arrhythmia and bladder monitors

Original Press Release:

MICS Modules from Murata Enable Short Range Wireless Connectivity in Low Power Implantable Medical Devices

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata announces the availability of a new addition to its Type 1RM family of ultra-small Medical Implant Communication System (MICS) band radio modules. The LBAA0PC1RMH298 module utilises the 402-405 MHz frequency band. It supports a 128 kbps data rate and can cover a communication range of up to 2m.

The new Murata module is designed for use in body-worn and implantable monitoring/diagnostic devices, with the capacity to address even the most data-intensive of operational requirements. Typical applications include insulin, drug, and baclofen pumps, as well as arrhythmia and bladder monitors.

Supplied in an extremely compact form factor, measuring 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.7 mm, this module is one of the smallest and most highly integrated solutions currently on the market. It leverages Murata’s proprietary wireless technology, which bundles all the key constituent active and passive components into a single miniaturised package. In addition to its elevated performance, the resultant module has a very low power budget with a sleep state current consumption of just 0.2 µA.

“This latest addition to our Type 1RM family underlines the primary impetus behind Murata’s philosophy – to help create a better society by developing innovative, class-leading solutions,” states Rui Ramalho, Product Manager for Connectivity Modules at Murata. “Through our numerous MICS variants, and the unique bundling technology employed by them, Murata is helping to improve the lives of patients with serious health conditions.” 

Data sheets and samples are available at:

For Further Information and Reader Enquiries:
Dunya Kamil, Murata Electronics Europe B.V., Wegalaan 2, 2132 JC, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 23 56 98 456
Fax: +31 (0) 23 56 98 361

Agency Contact:
Rachel Sandeman, Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2038 136425

About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, timing devices, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company is known as a global ceramic capacitor manufacturer, it is also a world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

For more information on Murata, please visit:

Twitter: @MurataEurope



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