Chronos: Wireless development tool in a watch

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Description

The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system based for the CC430 in a sports watch. It may be used as a reference platform for watch systems, a personal display for personal area networks, or as a wireless sensor node for remote data collection.

Based on the CC430F6137 <1 GHz RF SoC, the eZ430-Chronos is a complete CC430-based development system contained in a watch. This tool features a 96 segment LCD display and provides an integrated pressure sensor and 3-axis accelerometer for motion sensitive control. The integrated wireless feature allows the Chronos to act as a central hub for nearby wireless sensors such as pedometers and heart rate monitors. The eZ430-Chronos offers temperature and battery voltage measurement and is complete with a USB-based CC1111 wireless interface to a PC.

The eZ430-Chronos watch may be disassembled to be reprogrammed with a custom application and includes an eZ430 USB programming interface.

Check out the BM Innovations Chest Strap to use the Chronos as a heart rate monitor.

For more information on other TI wireless solutions, please see the CC430 Wireless Microcontrollers home page.

 

The ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) classification for this tool will be the same as the included microcontrollers. To find ECCN information for a microcontroller, see the datasheet for that device.

Any use made of Texas Instruments (TI) classifications, whether it be ECCNs or HTS, is without recourse to TI and at the user’s risk. HTS and export classifications are subject to change. Your company, as the exporter of record, is responsible for determining the correct classification of any item at the time of export. Any HTS or export classification by TI is for TI’s internal use only and shall not be construed as a representation or warranty regarding the proper export classification nor relied upon to make licensing determinations.

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eZ430-Chronos Options
Part Number eZ430-Chronos-433 eZ430-Chronos-868 eZ430-Chronos-915
RF Operating Frequency 433 MHz 868 MHz 915 MHz
Acceptable Operating Region Acceptable worldwide Europe and India N. & S. America
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  • Fully functional sports watch based on the CC430F6137, MSP430 with integrated <1GHz wireless transceiver
  • Watch reprogrammable for custom wireless applications
  • Highly integrated watch includes on-board 3-axis accelerometer, pressure sensor, temperature sensor, battery voltage sensor
  • 96-Segment LCD display driven directly by CC430
  • Can be paired wirelessly with heart rate monitors, pedometers or other devices based RF transceivers like the CC1101 or SoCs such as the CC430 or CC111x
  • Includes an eZ430 USB emulator that connects the Chronos to a PC for real-time, in-system programming and debugging
  • Includes IAR Kickstart and Code Composer Studio integrated development environments which includes an assembler, linker, simulator, source-level debugger, and code limited C-compiler
  • Supports development with some 2xx Spy Bi-Wire devices (refer to Table 1-1 in MSP430 Hardware Tools User's Guide for complete compatibility list)

Community Projects & Support

For the latest information on new projects from TI and the community please check the Chronos Wiki.


What's Included
  • 2 spare screws
  • CC1111 USB RF access point
  • CD containing documentation and development software
  • Mini Phillips screwdriver
  • eZ430 USB programming and debugging interface
  • eZ430-Chronos wireless watch

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EZ430-CHRONOS:
Chronos: Wireless development tool in a watch

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EZ430-CHRONOS-433:
Chronos: Wireless development tool in a watch

$58.00(USD)




Pricing may vary.



ACTIVE Yes   Features 96 segment LCD display; integrated sensors (accelerometer, pressure sensor, temperature); unique CC430 MCU & RF SoC  

EZ430-CHRONOS-868:
Chronos: Wireless development tool in a watch

$58.00(USD)




Pricing may vary.



ACTIVE Yes   Features 96 segment LCD display; integrated sensors (accelerometer, pressure sensor, temperature); unique CC430 MCU & RF SoC  

EZ430-CHRONOS-915:
Chronos: Wireless development tool in a watch

$58.00(USD)




Pricing may vary.



ACTIVE Yes   Features 96 segment LCD display; integrated sensors (accelerometer, pressure sensor, temperature); unique CC430 MCU & RF SoC  
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Technical Documents
Application Notes (2)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 607 15 Apr 2008 2,488
PDF 260 01 Feb 2006 2,843
User Guides (2)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 9343 04 Oct 2013 9,229
PDF 4628 14 Jan 2013 7,514
Selection Guides (1)
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PDF 2894 02 Apr 2014 44,239
White Papers (1)
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PDF 106 13 Mar 2014 283
More Literature (3)
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PDF 343 06 Jan 2012 695
WMV 17940 20 Nov 2009 464
PDF 792 11 Nov 2009 1,883

Software (3)


Development Tools (3)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SmartRF Studio  SMARTRFTM-STUDIO  Calculation Tools 
Code Composer Studio (CCStudio) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) v5  CCSTUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart - Free 4KB IDE  IAR-KICKSTART  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (5)

Name Part Number Tool Type
CC1111 USB Evaluation Module Kit 868/915 MHz  CC1111EMK868-915  Daughter Cards 
MSP430 Wireless Development Tool  EZ430-RF2500  Development Kits 
CC1110 and CC1111 Development Kit  CC1110-CC1111DK  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
CC430 Wireless Development Tool  EM430F6137RF900  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
CC430 Wireless Development Tool with USB Programmer  FET430F6137RF900  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Design Network (1)

Search for Third Party Products & Services

Name Part Number Company Headquarters Location Tool Type
MSP430 868/915MHZ Wireless Target Board  MSP430-3P-AWGH-AMB8423-DEVBD  Amber Wireless GmbH    Development Kits 

TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC1101  Low-Power Sub-1GHz RF Transceiver  Wireless Connectivity 
CC430F6137  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 32KB Flash, 4KB RAM, CC1101 Radio, AES-128, 12Bit ADC, USCI, LCD driver  MSP430 Ultra-Low Power 16-bit MCUs 
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