System-on-Chip Solution for IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee Applications - CC2531

CC2531 (ACTIVE)

System-on-Chip Solution for IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee Applications

Description

The CC2531 is a USB enabled true system-on-chip (SoC) solution for IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee and RF4CE applications. It enables USB dongles or USB upgradable network nodes to be built with low total bill-of-material costs. The CC2531 combines the performance of a leading RF transceiver with an industry-standard enhanced 8051 MCU, in-system programmable flash memory, 8-KB RAM, and many other powerful features. The CC2531 has various operating modes, making it suited for systems where ultralow power consumption is required. Short transition times between operating modes further ensure low energy consumption. Source code for USB HID and CDC libraries and examples are downloadable from the CC2531 product page on www.ti.com.

Combined with the industry-leading and golden-unit-status ZigBee protocol stack (Z-Stack) from Texas Instruments, the CC2531 provides a robust and complete ZigBee USB dongle or firmware upgradable network node.

Combined with the golden-unit-status RemoTI stack from Texas Instruments, the CC2531 provides a robust ZigBee RF4CE remote-control target for USB dongle or TV/STB implementations.

Features

  • RF/Layout
    • 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant RF Transceiver
    • Excellent Receiver Sensitivity and Robustness to Interference
    • Programmable Output Power Up to 4.5 dBm
    • Few External Components
    • Only a Single Crystal Needed for Asynchronous Networks
    • 6-mm × 6-mm QFN40 Package
    • Suitable for Systems Targeting Compliance With Worldwide Radio-Frequency
      Regulations: ETSI EN 300 328 and EN 300 440 (Europe), FCC CFR47 Part 15 (US),
      and ARIB STD-T-66 (Japan)
  • USB
    • USB 2.0 Certified Full Speed Device (12 Mbps)
    • 5 Highly Flexible Endpoints
    • 1-KB Dedicated FIFO
    • DMA Access to FIFO
    • No 48-MHz Crystal Required
  • Low Power
    • Active Mode RX (CPU Idle): 24 mA
    • Active Mode TX at 1 dBm (CPU Idle): 29 mA
    • Power Mode 1 (4 µs Wake-Up): 0.2 mA
    • Power Mode 2 (Sleep Timer Running): 1 µA
    • Power Mode 3 (External Interrupts): 0.4 µA
    • Wide Supply-Voltage Range (2 V–3.6 V)
  • Microcontroller
    • High-Performance and Low-Power 8051 Microcontroller Core With Code Prefetch
    • 256-KB or 128-KB In-System-Programmable Flash
    • 8-KB RAM With Retention in All Power Modes
    • Hardware Debug Support 
  • Peripherals
    • Powerful Five-Channel DMA
    • IEEE 802.15.4 MAC Timer, General-Purpose Timers (One 16-Bit, Two 8-Bit)
    • IR Generation Circuitry
    • 32-kHz Sleep Timer With Capture
    • CSMA/CA Hardware Support
    • Accurate Digital RSSI/LQI Support
    • Battery Monitor and Temperature Sensor
    • 12-Bit ADC With Eight Channels and Configurable Resolution
    • AES Security Coprocessor
    • Two Powerful USARTs With Support for Several Serial Protocols
    • 21 General-Purpose I/O Pins
      (19 × 4 mA, 2 × 20 mA)
    • Watchdog Timer
  • Development Tools
    • CC2531 Development Kit
    • Certified CC2531 USB Dongle Reference Design
    • SmartRF™ Software
    • Packet Sniffer
    • IAR Embedded Workbench® Software Available
  • APPLICATIONS
    • USB Upgradable 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 Systems
    • RF4CE Remote Control Target for TV or STB
    • PC Peripherals
    • ZigBee® Systems
    • Home/Building Automation
    • Lighting Systems
    • Industrial Control and Monitoring
    • Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Health Care

SmartRF, Z-Stack, RemoTI are trademarks of Texas Instruments.
IAR Embedded Workbench is a registered trademark of IAR Systems AB.
ZigBee is a registered trademark of ZigBee Alliance.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Parametrics Compare all products in ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee PRO)

 
Device Type
Frequency
Processor Integration
Flash
RAM
Security
Over-the-air Upgrade
Peripherals
Timers
GPIOs
ADC
RX Current (mA)
Sleep Current (uA)
Output Power (dBm)
RX Sensitivity (dBm)
Data Rate (Max) (kbps)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package Group
Key Software Features
Key Applications
Distance between 2 nodes or between node and gateway
Featured
How product connects to Internet
Network Topology
Number of Nodes
Operating System Used in Product
Required Throughput
Standards Based Communication Protocol
Technology
Type of Battery
CC2531 CC2530 CC2538
Wireless MCU     Wireless MCU     Wireless MCU    
2.4 GHz     2.4 GHz     2.4 GHz    
8051     8051     ARM Cortex-M3    
Up to 256 KB     Up to 256 KB     Up to 512 KB    
8 KB     8 KB     Up to 32 KB    
AES     AES     AES-128/256
SHA2
ECC-128/256
RSA    
No     No     Yes    
USB
SPI
UART    
SPI
UART    
USB
I2C
SSI
SPI
UART    
1 16-bit
3 8-bit
1 Sleep Timer    
1 16-bit
3 8-bit
1 Sleep Timer    
4 32-bit GP timers (or 8 16-bit)
1 Sleep Timer    
19     21     32    
12-bit, 8 channel     12-bit, 8 channel     12-bit, 8 channel    
20.5     20.5     20    
0.4     0.4     1.3    
4.5     4.5     7    
-97     -97     -97    
250     250     250    
-40 to 125     -40 to 125      
VQFN     VQFN     QFN    
Golden Unit Z-Stack     Golden Unit Z-Stack     Golden Unit Z-Stack
Foundation Firmware
MAC Software Stack    
  2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 Systems
RF4CE Remote Control Systems (64-KB Flash and Higher)
ZigBee Systems (256-KB Flash)
Home/Building Automation
Lighting Systems
Industrial Control and Monitoring
Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks
Consumer Electronics
Health Care    
Smart Grid and Home Area Network
Home and Building Automation
Intelligent Lighting Systems
Wireless Sensor Networks
Internet of Things    
  Personal (~10m)
Home/Office/Enterprise (~100m)    
Personal (~10m)
Home/Office/Enterprise (~100m)    
  Yes     Yes    
  Use custom gateway or not required     Use custom gateway or not required    
  Mesh/Self Healing
Star or Point to Point    
Mesh/Self Healing
Star or Point to Point    
  <10
10 to 250
250 to 500
500 to 5000
>5000    
<10
10 to 250
250 to 500    
  Android
Linux
No OS    
Android
Linux
No OS    
  <100 Kbs
100 to 250 Kbs    
<100 Kbs
100 to 250 Kbs    
  Yes     Yes    
  ZigBee
TIMAC    
ZigBee    
  AAA Battery
AA Battery
Rechargable (Li-ION)    
AAA Battery
AA Battery
Rechargable (Li-ION)    

Companion parts

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CC2592   2.4 GHz Range Extender   SimpleLink Solutions - Range Extenders     A cost-effective and high-performance range extender for low-power and low-voltage 2.4-GHz wireless applications that increases the link budget and output power while keeping a low-noise figure for improved receiver sensitivity.
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