CC1100E Low-Power Sub-1GHz RF Transceiver for China and Japan frequency bands |

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Low-Power Sub-1GHz RF Transceiver for China and Japan frequency bands



The CC1100E is a Sub-GHz high performance radio transceiver designed for very low power RF applications. It is intended for the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) and Short Range Device (SRD) frequency bands at 470-510 MHz and 950-960 MHz. The CC1100E is especially suited for wireless applications targeted at the Japanese ARIB STD-T96 and the Chinese Short Range Device Regulations at 470-510 MHz.

The CC1100E is code, package and pin out compatible with both the CC1101 [1] and CC1100 [2] RF transceivers. The CC1100E, CC1101 and CC1100 support complementary frequency bands and can be used to cover RF designs at the most commonly used sub-1 GHz license free frequencies around the world:

  • CC1100E : 470-510 MHz and 950-960 MHz
  • CC1101 : 300-348 MHz, 387-464 MHz and 779-928 MHz
  • CC1100 : 300-348 MHz, 400-464 MHz and 800-928 MHz

The CC1100E RF transceiver is integrated with a highly configurable baseband modem. The modem supports various modulation formats and has a configurable data rate of up to 500 kBaud.

The CC1100E provides extensive hardware support for packet handling, data buffering, burst transmissions, clear channel assessment, link quality indication, and wakeon-radio.

The main operating parameters and the 64-byte transmit/receive FIFOs of the CC1100E can be controlled via an SPI interface. In a typical system, the CC1100E will be used with a microcontroller and a few additional passive components.


  • RF Performance
    • High sensitivity (\x96112 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 480 MHz, 1% packet error rate)
    • Low current consumption (15.5 mA in RX, 1.2 kBaud, 480 MHz)
    • Programmable output power up to +10 dBm for all supported frequencies
    • Excellent receiver selectivity and blocking performance
    • Programmable data rate from 1.2 to 500 kBaud
    • Frequency bands: 470-510 MHz and 950-960 MHz
  • Analog Features
    • 2-FSK, GFSK, and MSK supported as well as OOK and flexible ASK shaping
    • Suitable for frequency hopping systems due to a fast settling frequency synthesizer; 90 µs settling time
    • Automatic Frequency Compensation (AFC) can be used to align the frequency synthesizer to the actual received signal center frequency
    • Integrated analog temperature sensor
  • Digital Features
    • Flexible support for packet oriented systems; On-chip support for sync word detection, address check, flexible packet length, and automatic CRC handling
    • Efficient SPI interface; All registers can be programmed with one \x93burst\x94 transfer
    • Digital RSSI output
    • Programmable channel filter bandwidth
    • Programmable Carrier Sense (CS) indicator
    • Programmable Preamble Quality Indicator (PQI) for improved protection against false sync word detection in random noise
    • Support for automatic Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) before transmitting (for listen-before-talk systems)
    • Support for per-package Link Quality Indication (LQI)
    • Optional automatic whitening and dewhitening of data
  • Low-Power Features
    • 400 nA sleep mode current consumption
    • Fast start-up time; 240 µs from sleep to RX or TX mode (measured on EM reference design [3] and [4])
    • Wake-on-radio functionality for automatic low-power RX polling
    • Separate 64-byte RX and TX data FIFOs (enables burst mode data transmission)
  • General
    • Few external components; Completely onchip frequency synthesizer, no external filters or RF switch needed
    • Green package: RoHS compliant and no antimony or bromine
    • Small size (QFN 4x4 mm package, 20 pins)
    • Suited for systems targeting compliance with ARIB STD-T96
    • Suited for systems targeting compliance with the Chinese Short Range Device Regulations at 470-510 MHz
    • Support for asynchronous and synchronous serial receive/transmit mode for backwards compatibility with existing radio communication protocols
  • Applications
    • Ultra low-power wireless applications operating in the 470/950 MHz ISM/SRD bands
    • Wireless sensor networks
    • Home and building automation
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
    • Wireless metering
    • Wireless alarm and security systems


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Part number Order Device type RX current (lowest) (mA) TX power (Max) (dBm) Data rate (Max) (kbps) Technology Protocols Approx. price (US$) Sensitivity (best) (dBm) Flash (KB) Frequency bands (MHz) Rating
CC1100E Order now Smart RF Transceiver     15     12     500     Sub-1 GHz     Proprietary     1.80 | 1ku     -112     0     470-510
CC1020 Order now   19.9     10       Sub-1 GHz     Proprietary     3.70 | 1ku     -118         Catalog    
CC1101 Order now Smart RF Transceiver     14     12     500     Sub-1 GHz     Wireless M-Bus (T, S, C mode)     1.45 | 1ku     -116     0     300-348
CC1150 Order now Smart RF Transmitter       10     500     Sub-1 GHz     Proprietary     1.02 | 1ku     0     0     300-348