Ultra-low power dual-band wireless MCU

15th September 2016
Posted By : Joe Bush
Ultra-low power dual-band wireless MCU

 

A low power dual-band wireless microcontroller (MCU) from Texas Instrument (TI), supporting Sub-1GHz and Bluetooth low energy connectivity on a single chip, has gone into mass production.

As part of TI's pin-to-pin and software compatible SimpleLink ultra-low power platform, the new SimpleLink dual-band CC1350 wireless MCU enables developers to move from a three-chip solution to a tiny single chip, while reducing design complexity, saving power, cost and board space.

The CC1350 wireless MCU offers a range of up to 20km on a coin cell battery for building and factory automation, alarm and security, smart grid, asset tracking and wireless sensor network applications.

Designed for low power wide area networks (LPWAN), the CC1350 wireless MCU features:

  • Dual-band connectivity that expands the functionality of a Sub-1 GHz network with Bluetooth low energy implementations such as beaconing, over-the-air updates, smart commissioning, remote displays and more.
  • Long range connectivity paired with ultra-low power consumption that offers a sleep current of 0.7uA which allows for more than ten years of battery life.
  • Enhanced integration in a tiny wireless MCU that combines a Sub-1 GHz transceiver and Bluetooth low energy radio, as well as an ARM Cortex-M3 core in a single, Flash-based, 4x4mm QFN package.

Developers can get started in minutes with the low cost SimpleLink CC1350 wireless MCU LaunchPad development kit or connect sensors to the cloud in minutes with the SimpleLink CC1350 SensorTag demo kit supported by TI’s Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) and IAR Embedded WorkBench.

Additionally, TI has simplified development by providing multiple software options including point-to-point communication examples with EasyLink, a wireless M-Bus protocol stack leveraging TI RTOS, as well as theBLE-Stack 2.2 software development kit (SDK) which supports Bluetooth 4.2 specifications. Developers will also have access to online training and E2E community support to help ease their design process.

Availability
SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1350 wireless MCU-based development kits are available now on the TI Store and through TI authorised distributors.

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