Dallas, Tex. Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) claims to introduce the industry's first sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip (SoC) with an integrated USB controller, which enables a fast and easy bridge between PCs and RF. The CC1111 combines TI's RF transceiver (CC1101) with an enhanced 8051 microcontroller (MCU), 8/16/32 kB of in-system programmable flash memory and a full-speed USB controller for improved low-power wireless sensor networking.
The CC1111 combined with TI's SimpliciTI network protocol, allows customers to develop state-of-the-art wireless sensor networks with a smaller PCB size, lower overall system cost and faster time-to-market, said TI. The SimpliciTI network protocol is a proprietary low-power RF protocol targeting simple, small RF networks (less than 256 nodes). This protocol requires minimal MCU resources and was designed for easy implementation on the CC1110/11 and CC2510/11 SoCs or MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs combined with CC1100 and CC2500 transceivers.
Key features include embedded 128-bit AES security coprocessor, high receiver selectivity and blocking performance, high sensitivity, programmable data rate of up to 500 kBaud, a wide supply voltage range of 2.0 V to 3.6 V, and four power modes for reduced power consumption.
The CC1111 targets a variety of low-power wireless applications including alarm and security systems, automatic meter reading, industrial monitoring and control, home and building automation and remote controls. The CC1111 is pin- and register-compatible with the CC1110 (sub-1 GHz SoC without USB), CC2511 (2.4 GHz SoC with USB) and CC2510 (2.4 GHz SoC without USB).
Pricing: Suggested resale pricing for the CC1111 starts at $4.65 in quantities of 1,000.
Availability: The CC1111 is available now from TI and its authorized distributors in a 6 x 6-mm QFN-36 package. A development kit (CC1110-CC1111DK) is also available. The SimpliciTI network protocol is provided as source code under a free license, without royalties, and can be downloaded at www.ti.com/simpliciti
Product information: CC1111
Texas Instruments Inc., 1-800-477-8924, www.ti.com