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TMCNet:  New TI low power RF transceiver delivers leading range and co-existence for Sub-1 GHz wireless connectivity

[July 09, 2013]

New TI low power RF transceiver delivers leading range and co-existence for Sub-1 GHz wireless connectivity

DALLAS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the SimpleLink(TM) Sub-1 GHz CC1200 transceiver, an extension to TI's RF performance line family. With leading range, co-existence and data rates up to 1Mbps, the CC1200 is aimed at Sub-1 GHz wireless connectivity for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Home Area Networks (HAN) in the smart grid, home and building automation, and alarm and security system applications. The CC1200 offers years of battery life from low power operation with sniff modes and fast settling time. A flexible RF solution, the CC1200 supports legacy Sub-1 GHz systems, all IEEE 802.15.4g FSK modes with hardware packet handling as well as hardware AES security support and all Wireless M-Bus (wM-Bus) modes. For more information on the CC1200 and corresponding CC1200DK development kit and CC1200EMK evaluation module, please visit: www.ti.com/lprf-cc1200-pr.

Pin-for-pin compatibility with TI's CC1120 RF transceiver enables manufacturers to easily adopt the SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1200 for new designs with higher data rates, AES security and 802.15.4g support. Additionally, the CC1200 is optimized to work with several other TI products to further enhance system operation, including: -- CC1190 power amplifier front end: Provides up to +27 dBm operation in 868/915/920MHz bands (learn more in this application note) -- TPS62730 DC/DC converter: Delivers up to 30 percent lower current consumption (read more in this application note) -- MSP430F5438A microcontrollers (MCU): In a typical system, the CC1200 can be used together with an ultra-low power MSP430(TM) MCU and only few external passive components -- CC2538: Combined with the CC1200 delivers dual-band 2.4 GHz and Sub-1 GHz ZigBee® and 6LoWPAN solutions SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1200 features and benefits Features Benefits High performance - High effective data rate for large sensor - Up to 1Mbps radio networks - Supports 169 / 433 / 868 / 915 / 920 MHz - Hardware support for upcoming Sub-1 ISM/SRD bands with possible support for GHz standards additional frequency bands: 137-160, 205-240 and 274-320 MHz Best-in-class range and co-existence - Up to 143 dB link budget for long range - +16 dBm output power communication - -127 dBm sensitivity using built-in coding - Best-in-class co-existence for handling gain noisy RF environments - 60 dB selectivity and 90 dB blocking Leading low power consumption - Reduced system power consumption while - 0.3 uA power down current, 0.5 uA sleep maintaining best-in-class RF performance current with timer running and 2 mA RX sniff mode - Quick transition between power modes Low cost design - No need for expensive SAW and IF filters - Compact reference design with few external - Reduce external component cost and count components, and small and efficient PCB antenna Availability and pricingThe SimpleLink CC1200 is available in a 5x5mm QFN 32 package for $2.20 in 1,000 unit volumes from TI authorized distributors and is part of TI's free sample program. The CC1200DK development kit and CC1200EMK (420-470 MHz or 868-930 MHz) evaluation modules are available on TI's eStore and TI authorized distributors for $299 and $99 respectively.

Find out more about TI's RF performance line: -- TI's RF performance line: www.ti.com/lprf-cc1200-pr-lp2 -- TI E2E(TM) LPRF community: www.ti.com/lprf-cc1200-pr-forum -- RF performance line videos: -- www.ti.com/lprf-cc1200-pr-vd1 -- www.ti.com/lprf-cc1200-pr-vd2 -- TI's wireless connectivity eNewsletter: www.ti.com/wiconnewsletter-pr -- TI's ConnecTIng Wirelessly blog: www.ti.com/connectingwirelessly-pr About Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

TrademarksSimpleLink, MSP430 and TI E2E are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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