SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz CC13x0 Software Development Kit


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SimpleLink™ CC13x0 Software Development Kit


ACTIVE 1.40.00  28-Jun-2017 


The SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC13x0 software development kit (SDK) provides a comprehensive Sub-1 GHz software package for CC1310 and CC1350 wireless MCUs. The SimpleLink CC13x0 SDK includes the TI 15.4-Stack software, providing an IEEE 802.15.4e/g-based star topology networking solution for Sub-1 GHz band, along with a large set of proprietary RF examples for Sub-1 GHz based on the RF driver through the EasyLink RF abstraction layer. The SimpleLink CC13x0 SDK also packages the BLE-Stack 2.3.0 software which includes support for all Bluetooth core specification 4.2 features, This BLE-Stack software supports customers using TI’s CC1350 wireless MCU.

The TI 15.4-stack software, proprietary RF examples, and BLE-Stack 2.3.0 leverage the TI-RTOS core for CC13xx family of devices. This offers a comprehensive software framework which encompasses the TI-RTOS kernel and middleware, as well as peripherals and drivers, providing a solid and well tested software foundation for the development of wireless applications. The SimpleLink CC13x0 SDK is part of TI’s SimpleLink MCU platform, offering a single development environment that delivers flexible hardware, software and tool options for customers developing wired and wireless applications. For more information about the SimpleLink MCU Platform, visit

This release is available royalty-free to customers using TI’s SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1310 and Dual-band CC1350 wireless MCUs, and runs on TI’s CC1310 LaunchPad™ and CC1350 LaunchPad™ development kits.

The SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs

The SimpleLink MCU SDKs feature common components and device-specific middleware to speed up your time-to-market and provide a unified development experience across the entire SimpleLink MCU portfolio of wired and wireless devices. Intuitive and standardized APIs enable 100% application code portability.

Common SimpleLink SDK components:

  • TI Drivers offer portable, feature-rich access to peripherals through easy-to-use functional APIs
  • DriverLib hardware abstraction layer (HAL) offer lower-level access for peripheral and device-specific optimization
  • OS/Kernel provides real-time, multi-tasking operation using the integrated TI-RTOS kernel, or other OS offerings such as FreeRTOS.
  • POSIX-compliant APIs enable application code portability between different OS/kernels
  • Examples are included in documentation and training to help you start developing

Middleware: Each device SDK incorporates additional middleware components to enable developers to take advantage of device-specific features and application-level libraries

Plugins: SDK plugins are also available to extend the functionalities of the SDK with protocols and software for external components.

  • SimpleLink SDK Bluetooth® Plugin provides Bluetooth low energy wireless connectivity to SimpleLink MSP432 MCUs
  • SimpleLink SDK Wi-Fi Plugin provides Wi-Fi connectivity with CC3120 network processor to SimpleLink MSP432 MCUs
  • Sensors and Actuator Plugin enables SimpleLink MSP432 MCUs to interface with a number of analog and digital sensors and actuators from TI and 3rd-party providers

TI 15.4-stack software offering an IEEE 802.15.4e/g-based based star network solution:
    • Implements the WiSun based Frequency hopping scheme
    • Flexible PHY options:
      • 802.15.4g 50kbps mode
      • Long range mode (5kbps)
    • Medium access with CSMA/CA and LBT
    • Network and device management (joining, commissioning, service discovery)
    • Security feature through AES -128 encryption and integrity check
    • Worldwide region support for Sub-1 GHz bands: 915 MHz FCC / 863 MHz ETSI / 433 MHz
    • Dual-protocol support: BLE beacons and BLE over-the-air update
    • Support for Sub-1 GHz over-the-air updates
    • Support for range extender mode with CC1190
    • Sensor and Collector embedded application
    • Linux gateway example application: Co-processor mode for adding 802.15.4 Sub-1 GHz MAC connectivity to any MCU or MPU, with Linux host middleware
    • Sensor to cloud solution with IoT agent reference design

  • Proprietary SW RF examples for Sub-1 GHz band:
    • TI-RTOS RF driver providing a standardized way to use the CC13xx RF core
    • Easy to write low-power applications that uses the radio using EasyLink RF abstraction layer
    • TI-RTOS power driver enabling automatic entering into standby
    • Simple API, exposing the various APIs from the RF core
    • RF settings and commands exported by SmartRF Studio
    • Support for IEEE 802.15.4g 50 kbps GFSK and Long Range Mode (LRM) 625 bps, with more PHYs continuously added
    • AT command interface, Packet Tx/Packet Rx, Wireless Sensor network example with BLE advertisement for CC1350
    • Support for Non RTOS: using TI Drivers and driverlib without an underlying operating system (OS)
    • All examples also available using CCS cloud on

What's Included

  • TI 15.4-stack software solution: an implementation of IEEE 802.15.4e/g-based based star networking
  • Proprietary SW RF examples for Sub-1 GHz band
  • Bluetooth Low Energy stack - BLE Stack-2.3.0
  • TI-RTOS Operating System
  • TI-RTOS driver and middleware
  • Project workspace examples integrated with CCS cloud and resource explorer plugins

Technical Documents
User guides (1)
Title Date Type
SimpleLink™ CC13x0 SDK Documentation Overview 10 Mar 2017
Application notes (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 561 28 Feb 2017 731
White papers (3)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 1008 15 Jun 2017 4,524
PDF 728 11 May 2017 1,900
PDF 1198 18 Jul 2016 1,150
More literature (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 175 26 May 2017 582

Development Tools (5)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SmartRF Studio  SMARTRFTM-STUDIO  Calculation Tools 
SmartRF Flash Programmer  FLASH-PROGRAMMER  Flash Programming Tools 
XDS200 USB Debug Probe  TMDSEMU200-U  JTAG Emulators/ Analyzers 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Wireless Connectivity  CCSTUDIO-WCS  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
Sensor Controller Studio  SENSOR-CONTROLLER-STUDIO  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (3)

Reference Designs (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Sub-1 GHz Sensor to Cloud Industrial IoT Gateway Reference Design  TIDEP0084  TI Designs

TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC1310  SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz Ultra-Low Power Wireless Microcontroller  Sub-1 GHz 
CC1350  SimpleLink™ Ultra-Low Power Dual Band Wireless Microcontroller  Multi-Standard 

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