DALLASTexas Instruments Inc. has introduced 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, environmental monitoring and wireless medical.
To enable development of multiple network protocols, the CC2530 provides up to 256K flash, yielding 2x more flash memory than its closest competitor, according to TI.
TI offers 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. They include Z-Stack software for ZigBee-compliant applications (ZigBee PRO); RemoTI network protocol for ZigBee RF4CE remote control applications; and SimpliciTI network protocol for proprietary networking applications.
The CC2530 includes an extensive peripheral set (DMA, GPIO, USARTs, ADC, timers) to support a wide range of applications and reduce bill-of-material cost. It 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.
Pricing: Starts at $3.25 in quantities of 1,000 units.
Availability: The CC2530 is available now in a QFN-40 package.
Datasheet: click here.
Texas Instruments, www.ti.com