Change infrared to RF with ZigBee RF4CE or Bluetooth low energy
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RF remote control solutions from TI -
Bluetooth® low energy and ZigBee® RF4CE

TI's complete remote control system offering makes us a natural choice when you want to design a remote control based on either ZigBee RF4CE, Bluetooth low energy or a proprietary solution. Our customers choose to work with TI due to our broad portfolio of technology choices, our high performance radios with best-in-class link budget and selectivity, and our certified stacks with sample applications. We provide worldwide dedicated remote control support with application notes and reference designs, our selection of tools make it easy to prototype, develop and test, and we have a vast selection of partners for extended support.

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Benefits of RF remote controls:

  • Non line-of-sight communication
  • Gesture- and touch-based input controls
  • Longer range
  • Interoperability
  • Mouse-like pointing and keyboard functionality
  • Bi-directional communication
  • Remotes for voice recognition
  • Increased reliability
  • Longer battery life

Bluetooth Smart and RF4CE remotes from TI
Configurable and mature software stacks
High performance with best-in-class sensitivity, link budget and selectivity
Low power with low active and sleep current, fast star-up times from sleep and fast switching between modes
System expertise with complete software and hardware solutions, tools and resources, and application support
Flash memory for firmware upgrade of deployed systems and NV storage
Integrated USB

Bluetooth low energy

The Bluetooth low energy solution is based on Bluetooth 4.0 specification with Human Interface Device (HID over GATT) as the standard profile for application interoperability. Devices types include Bluetooth Smart Ready (dual-mode) and Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth low energy, single-mode). If you want to connect to a Bluetooth Smart Ready device, you should choose Bluetooth low energy as your remote control technology.

ZigBee RF4CE

ZigBee RF4CE is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and the ZigBee RF4CE specification. The RF4CE standard is based on star network topology with inter-network communication. ZigBee RF4CE is a low-latency, battery friendly and easy-to-use standard developed specifically for remote controllers. ZigBee mesh networks, such as Home automation, Smart Energy or Smart Lighting, is based on the same IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which enables a combination of the standard to create a whole home standard based networking solution.