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AMR: Automated Meter Reading

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AMR: Automated Meter Reading

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AMR is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices (water, gas, and electric) and transferring that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and analyzing. AMR technologies include handheld, mobile and network technologies based on telephony platforms (wired and wireless), radio frequency (RF), or power line transmission. [1]

Radio frequency based AMR are commonly allocated in a handheld, mobile, and fixed network. There are both two-way RF systems and one-way RF systems in use that use both licensed and unlicensed RF bands such as ISM that use different protocols such as Zigbee. The following frequencies are those that Johanson has focused on their development to cater wireless AMR applications:



  • 915MHz (US)
  • 2.45GHz (US, Europe, and Asia)
  • 868GHz (Europe)
Automated Meter Reading


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_meter_reading


Summary of available components:


Chip Antennas:

Chip Antennas

For more information and to download spec sheets see our list of available ceramic chip antennas.




Low Pass:

Low Pass Filters


Low Pass Integrated Dual (0603)

Low Pass Dual Integrated

For more information and to download spec sheets see our list of available low pass filters.


Band Pass

Band Pass Filters

For more information and to download spec sheets see our list of available band pass filters.




Common Differential Impedances:



Conjugate Match Differential Impedances/Specific Chipset:











Common Differential Impedances:

Balun Filters



Capacitors, MLCC

R05S, R07S, and R14S – Series: These lines of multilayer Hi-Q capacitors have been developed for High-Q low–loss wireless applications. These MLCC’s are ideal for impedance matching, decoupling, and further discrete filtering when needed.

For more information visit our Multi-Layer High-Q Capacitors page.


Inductors, Ceramic and Wirewound

L-05, L07, and L15 – B, C, and W Series: These two series offer a mid Q and High-Q solution depending on filtering needs or spurious emissions optimization.

Fore more information visit our RF Inductors page.



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