Wireless MCU for sub GHz applications

POPULAR PROJECTS November 24, 2015

Texas Instruments has added the CC1310 wireless microcontroller to its SimpleLink portfolio. The sub GHz device is said to enable extended battery life, longer range and enhanced integration.

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Featuring an ARM Cortex-M3 core and a sensor controller, the device is said to have the ability to communicate over distances as far as 20km.

Running at up to 48MHz, the part is supplied with 128kbyte of in system programmable flash, an 8kbyte SRAM cache and 20kbyte of ultra low leakage SRAM. Operating from a supply in the range from 1.8 to 3.8V, it has a receiver sensitivity of -124dBm and a programmable output power of up to 14dBm. Consuming 0.6µA in sleep mode, the device is said to have a ULPBench score of 158.

Suited for operation in 315, 433, 470, 500, 868, 915 and 920MHz ISM bands, the CC1310 will be available in 4 x 4, 5 x 5 and 7 x 7mm QFN packages. In the first phase of the launch, devices for 868, 915 and 920MHz operation are available.

Author: Graham Pitcher

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