TI Announces Low-Power RF TransceiverJuly 10, 2013
The SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1200 delivers leading range and supports narrowband and wideband systems, with data rates up to 1Mbps for smart grid, home and building automation, and IEEE 802.15.4g applications.
DALLAS /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced the SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1200 transceiver, an extension to TI's RF performance line family. With leading range, co-existence, and data rates up to 1Mbps, the CC1200 is aimed at Sub-1 GHz wireless connectivity for advanced metering infrastructure and home area networks in the smart grid, home and building automation, and alarm and security system applications. The CC1200 offers years of battery life from low-power operation, with sniff modes and fast settling time. A flexible RF solution, the CC1200 supports legacy Sub-1 GHz systems, all IEEE 802.15.4g FSK modes with hardware packet handling as well as hardware AES security support and all Wireless M-Bus modes. For more information on the CC1200 and corresponding CC1200DK development kit and CC1200EMK evaluation module, please visit the company's Web site.
Pin-for-pin compatibility with TI's CC1120 RF transceiver enables manufacturers to easily adopt the SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1200 for new designs with higher data rates, AES security, and 802.15.4g support. Additionally, the CC1200 is optimized to work with several other TI products to further enhance system operation, including:
- CC1190 power amplifier front end—provides up to 27 dBm operation in 868/915/920 MHz bands (learn more in this application note)
- TPS62730 DC/DC converter—delivers up to 30% lower current consumption (read more in this application note)
- MSP430F5438A microcontrollers (MCU): In a typical system, the CC1200 can be used together with an ultra-low power MSP430 MCU and only few external passive components.
- CC2538: Combined with the CC1200 delivers dual-band 2.4 GHz and Sub-1 GHz ZigBee and 6LoWPAN solutions
SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1200 Features and Benefits
Best-in-Class Range and Co-Existence
Leading Low Power Consumption
Availability and Pricing
The SimpleLink CC1200 is available in a 5 by 5 mm QFN 32 package for $2.20 in 1,000 unit volumes from TI authorized distributors and is part of TI's free sample program. The CC1200DK development kit and CC1200EMK (420-470 MHz or 868-930 MHz) evaluation modules are available from TI's eStore and TI authorized distributors for $299 and $99, respectively.
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