MANHASSET, NY -- Texas Instruments claims the industry’s first demonstration of a radio frequency system-on-chip that integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 (2.4 GHz) radio, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor and enough flash and RAM to run the ZigBee IP stack and SE2.0 profile.
The CC2538 ZigBee SE2.0 SoC will enable a simplified development of SE2.0 compliant Smart Grid and remote sensor connectivity applications such as electricity, gas or water smart meters and in-home displays.
The chip is being demonstrated this week at DistribuTECH 2012 as are TI’s complementary CC1200 RF transceiver and the earlier announced CC1200. All three chips support the full bandwidth of the 802.15.4g standard for wireless smart utility networks in the sub-1 GHz bands.
“We are proud to deliver a complete SE2.0 platform for early adopters to quickly develop SE2.0 compliant devices without the added cost of a microcontroller or external memory,” said Oyvind Birkenes, general manager, low-power RF, TI, in a statement.
The CC2538 development platform with SEP 2.0 is sampling now with volume production in 4Q 2012.