New sub-1GHz RF transceiver for smart grid and other applications from TI


Dallas, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 2, 2012 – A new transceiver for sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) wireless applications, including the smart grid and home and building automation, has been introduced by Texas Instruments.

The new CC1125 sub-1 GHz RF transceiver is slated as the industry’s first single chip solution for wireless social alarms and ultra narrowband applications, targeting ETSI EN 300 220 category 1 (ETSI Cat.1) compliance for the European 869 MHz band. To address the ETSI Cat. 1 standard, the CC1125 delivers a 50 percent reduction in system cost and size to enable smaller and more affordable end products. Additionally, the CC1125 can be used in sub-1 GHz applications worldwide that require exceptional RF range and robustness, such as long range wireless electricity, water and gas meter reading.

“Overall, we see an increased interest in ultra narrowband RF ICs like the CC1125 for sub-1 GHz applications that deliver rock solid wireless connectivity for a variety of applications,” commented Erling Simensen, product marketing manager, wireless connectivity at TI.

In addition to the new CC1125 narrowband transceiver, the sub-1 GHz RF performance line family today consists of the CC1120 and CC1121 transceivers and CC1175 transmitter.