Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B - CC2500

CC2500 (ACTIVE)

Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B

Description

The CC2500 is a low-cost 2.4 GHz transceiver designed for very low-power wireless applications. The circuit is intended for the 2400-2483.5 MHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) and SRD (Short Range Device) frequency band.

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

CC2500 provides extensive hardware support for packet handling, data buffering, burst transmissions, clear channel assessment, link quality indication and wake-on-radio.

The main operating parameters and the 64-byte transmit/receive FIFOs of CC2500 can be controlled via an SPI interface. In a typical system, the CC2500 will be used together with a microcontroller and a few additional passive components.

Features

  • RF Performance
    • High sensitivity (-104 dBm at 2.4 kBaud, 1% packet error rate)
    • Low current consumption (13.3 mA in RX, 250 kBaud, input well above sensitivity limit)
    • Programmable output power up to +1 dBm
    • Excellent receiver selectivity and blocking performance
    • Programmable data rate from 1.2 to 500 kBaud
    • Frequency range: 2400 - 2483.5 MHz
  • Analog Features
    • OOK, 2-FSK, GFSK, and MSK supported
    • Suitable for frequency hopping and multichannel systems due to a fast settling frequency synthesizer with 90 us settling time
    • Automatic Frequency Compensation (AFC) can be used to align the frequency synthesizer to the received centre 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 "burst" 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 startup time: 240 us from SLEEP to RX or TX mode (measured on EM design)
    • 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: Complete onchip frequency synthesizer, no external filters or RF switch needed
    • Green package: RoHS compliant and no antimony or bromine
    • Small size (QLP 4x4 mm package, 20 pins)
    • Suited for systems compliant with EN 300 328 and EN 300 440 class 2 (Europe), FCC CFR47 Part 15 (US), and ARIB STDT66 (Japan)
    • Support for asynchronous and synchronous serial receive/transmit mode for backwards compatibility with existing radio communication protocols
  • Applications
    • 2400-2483.5 MHz ISM/SRD band systems
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Wireless game controllers
    • Wireless audio
    • Wireless keyboard and mouse
    • RF enabled remote controls

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Device Type
Operating Voltage (Min) (V)
Operating Voltage (Max) (V)
RX Current (Lowest) (mA)
Data Rate (Max) (kbps)
Modulation Techniques
Sensitivity (Best) (dBm)
TX Power (Max) (dBm)
USB 2.0
Key Software Features
CC2500
Smart RF Transceiver    
1.8    
3.6    
13.3    
500    
OOK
2-FSK
GFSK    
-104    
1    
No    
SimpliciTI Supported    

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