Ultra-low power wireless microcontroller

2nd November 2018
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Ultra-low power wireless microcontroller

The CC1310 device is a cost-effective, ultra-low-power, Sub-1 GHz RF device from Texas Instruments that is part of the SimpleLink microcontroller (MCU) platform. The platform consists of WiFi, Bluetooth low energy, Sub-1 GHz, Ethernet, Zigbee, Thread, and host MCUs. These devices all share a common, easy-to-use development environment with a single core software development kit (SDK) and a rich tool set. 

A one-time integration of the SimpleLink platform enables users to add any combination of devices from the portfolio into their design, allowing 100% code reuse when design requirements change.

With very low active RF and MCU current consumption, in addition to flexible low-power modes, the CC1310 device provides excellent battery life and allows long-range operation on small coin-cell batteries and in energy harvesting applications.

The CC1310 is a device in the CC13xx and CC26xx family of cost-effective, ultra-low-power wireless MCUs capable of handling Sub-1 GHz RF frequencies. The CC1310 device combines a flexible, very low-power RF transceiver with a powerful 48MHz Arm Cortex-M3 microcontroller in a platform supporting multiple physical layers and RF standards.

A dedicated Radio Controller (Cortex-M0) handles low-level RF protocol commands that are stored in ROM or RAM, thus ensuring ultra-low power and flexibility. The low-power consumption of the CC1310 device does not come at the expense of RF performance; the CC1310 device has excellent sensitivity and robustness (selectivity and blocking) performance.

The CC1310 device is a highly integrated, true single-chip solution incorporating a complete RF system and an on-chip DC/DC converter.

Sensors can be handled in a very low-power manner by a dedicated autonomous ultra-low-power MCU that can be configured to handle analog and digital sensors; thus the main MCU (Arm Cortex-M3) can maximise sleep time.

The power and clock management and radio systems of the CC1310 device require specific configuration and handling by software to operate correctly, which has been implemented in the TI-RTOS. TI recommends using this software framework for all application development on the device. The complete TI-RTOS and device drivers are offered free of charge in source code.

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