New low power RF solution for ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee RF4CE and smart energy


Dallas, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — May 15, 2009 – A complete 2.4 GHz radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip solution supporting the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and an extensive set of applications, including ZigBee PRO networks, ZigBee RF4CE remote controls, smart energy, home and building automation, has been introduced by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

The CC2530 provides up to 256 KB of Flash memory to enable development of multiple network protocols, which are supported with free, downloadable software and tools to ensure that customers have everything needed for complete system development.

“The CC2530 solution is specifically tailored for emerging low power RF applications that will enhance consumer’s day-to-day lives, such as RF remote controls and audio/visual consumer electronics, efficient smart energy networks, advanced home automation and personal wireless medical devices,” said Art George, senior vice president of TI’s High-Performance Analog business unit. “The combination of best-in-class IEEE 802.15.4 system-on-chip with an unmatched suite of software and tools provides unlimited possibilities for next generation low power wireless networking systems.”

Key features and benefits of the solution include a variety of free protocol software stacks that are supported by the CC2530 to enable cost optimized selection of network protocol based on system requirements. These include the Z-StackTM software for ZigBee-compliant applications (ZigBee PRO), the RemoTITM network protocol for ZigBee RF4CE remote control applications, and the SimpliciTITM network protocol for proprietary networking applications.

The device integrates a leading RF transceiver with an industry standard enhanced 8051 MCU, in-system programmable flash memory, 8 KB RAM and many other powerful features.

Compatible devices include TI’s CC2590 and CC2591 2.4 GHz analog front ends (range extenders) and MSP430 ultra-low power microcontroller.