TI: ultra-low power dual-band wireless MCU in production
Expanding the functionality of Internet of Things networks, Texas Instruments announced availability for mass production of its lowest-power dual-band wireless microcontroller supporting Sub-1 GHz and Bluetooth low energy connectivity on a single chip. As part of TI's pin-to-pin and software compatible SimpleLink ultra-low power platform, the new SimpleLink dual-band CC1350 wireless MCU enables developers to move from a three-chip solution to a tiny single chip, while reducing design complexity, saving power, cost and board space. The CC1350 wireless MCU offers a range of up to 20 km on a coin cell battery for building and factory automation, alarm and security, smart grid, asset tracking and wireless sensor network applications.
Developers can get started in minutes with the low-cost SimpleLink CC1350 wireless MCU LaunchPad development kit or connect sensors to the cloud in minutes with the SimpleLink CC1350 SensorTag demo kit supported by TI's Code Composer Studio integrated development environment and IAR Embedded WorkBench. Additionally, TI has simplified development by providing multiple software options including point-to-point communication examples with EasyLink, a wireless M-Bus protocol stack leveraging TI RTOS, as well as the BLE-Stack 2.2 software development kit which supports Bluetooth 4.2 specifications. Developers will also have access to online training and E2E community support to help ease their design process.