TI Delivers Industry's First Sub-1 GHz RF System-on-Chip with Integrated USB Controller for Wireless Sensor Networks

Combination of Radio, MCU, Flash and USB Reduces Size, Eases Assembly and Lowers System Cost

DALLAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry's first sub-1 GHz radio-frequency (RF) system-on-chip (SoC) with an integrated USB controller, enabling a fast and easy bridge between PCs and RF. The CC1111 combines the excellent performance of TI's state-of-the-art 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. (See http://www.ti.com/cc1111-pr.)

"The breakthrough integration of the CC1111, combined with our SimpliciTI(TM) network protocol, allows customers to develop state-of-the-art wireless sensor networks with smaller PCB size, lower overall system cost and faster time-to-market," said Art George, senior vice president of TI's high- performance analog business. "By delivering innovative low-power RF technology, support and software, TI gives customers complete RF solutions to achieve next-generation performance in both sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency ranges."

The CC1111 targets a wide 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), CC2511 (2.4 GHz SoC with USB) and CC2510 (2.4 GHz SoC).

Additional features include embedded 128-bit AES security coprocessor, excellent receiver selectivity and blocking performance, high sensitivity, programmable data rate of up to 500 kBaud, wide supply voltage range (2.0 V to 3.6 V) and four flexible power modes for reduced power consumption.

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. SimpliciTI network protocol is provided as source code under a free license, without royalties, and can be downloaded at http://www.ti.com/simpliciti.

Availability and Packaging

The CC1111 is available now from TI and its authorized distributors in a 6-mm x 6-mm QFN-36 package. Suggested resale pricing for the CC1111 starts at $4.65 in 1,000-piece quantities. Start your development today with a comprehensive development kit (CC1110-CC1111DK).

Low-Power RF Developer Network

TI's Low-Power RF Developer Network enables customers to find a suitable partner to assist with hardware design, modules, embedded software, gateways, commissioning tools, etc. The Low-Power RF Developer Network consists of recommended companies, RF consultants and independent design houses that provide a series of hardware module products and design services ( http://www.ti.com/lprfnetwork).

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Education Technology business. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com.

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