SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation Board


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The SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation Board (TrxEB) is intended to be used together with Texas Instruments’ low-power RF transceivers for evaluation, performance testing and software development.

The following transceiver evaluation modules are supported:

  • CC1101EM*
  • CC11xLEM*
  • CC112xEM*
  • CC1175EM*
  • CC1200EM*
  • CC2500EM
  • CC2520EM

(*) all frequency variants and combinations with CC1190 also supported

The evaluation modules can be bought separately on TI Store as EMKs (evaluation module kits).

What can you do with the SmartRF TrxEB?

  • Develop your radio protocol on the MSP430F5438A MCU. Refer to the code examples on the relevant transceiver’s web page.
  • Evaluate the performance of the transceiver using SmartRF Studio.
  • Compare results obtained with the TrxEB+EM with results from your own hardware.
  • Test your RF design using known good software by connecting the radio on your board to the TrxEB. SmartRF Studio can then be used to exercise the radio.
  • Test your software using known good RF hardware by connecting the MCU on your board to a transceiver EM via breakout pins on the TrxEB.

Please refer to the SmartRFTrxEB User’s Guide for the most up-to-date information about the board. The guide will describe how to install drivers, more details about the peripherals on the board and how to interface with the transceiver evaluation module.

  • MSP430F5438A microcontroller
  • 64x128 pixels serial LCD
  • 4 general purpose LEDs
  • 5 push-buttons
  • 256 kB serial flash
  • Three-axis digital accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Jumpers for current measurements
  • Break-out pins
  • Full-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • SmartRF Studio Support

What's Included

1 x SmartRFTrxEB 1 x Micro USB cable Documentation

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SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation Board


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Technical Documents
User guides (1)
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PDF 3489 10 Feb 2012 1,121
White papers (1)
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PDF 1198 18 Jul 2016 1,134

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (11)

Name Part Number Tool Type
CC1101 Evaluation Module 433MHz  CC1101EMK433  Daughter Cards 
CC1101 Evaluation Module 868-915MHz  CC1101EMK868-915  Daughter Cards 
CC1101-CC1190 869 MHz Evaluation Module Kit  CC1101CC1190EMK868  Daughter Cards 
CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 169MHz  CC1120EMK-169  Daughter Cards 
CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 420-470MHz  CC1120EMK-420-470  Daughter Cards 
CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 868-915MHz  CC1120EMK-868-915  Daughter Cards 
CC1200 Evaluation Module Kit 420-470 MHz  CC1200EMK-420-470  Daughter Cards 
CC1200 Evaluation Module Kit 868-930 MHz  CC1200EMK-868-930  Daughter Cards 
CC2500EMK Evaluation Module 2.4 GHz  CC2500EMK  Daughter Cards 
CC2520 Evaluation Module Kit  CC2520EMK  Daughter Cards 
Value Line Evaluation Modules 433MHz  CC11XLEMK-433  Daughter Cards 

TI Devices (13)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC1101  Low-Power Sub-1GHz RF Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC110L  Value Line Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC1120  High Performance RF Transceiver for Narrowband Systems  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC1121  High Performance Low Power RF Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC1125  Ultra-High Performance RF Narrowband Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC113L  CC113L Value Line Receiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC115L  Value Line Transmitter  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC1175  High Performance RF Transmitter for Narrowband Systems  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC1200  CC1200 Low Power, High Performance RF Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC1201  Low Power, High Performance RF Transceiver  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC2500  Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2520  Second generation 2.4 GHz ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver  Wireless Connectivity 
MSP430F5438A  16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller, 256KB Flash, 16KB RAM, 12 Bit ADC, 4 USCIs, 32-bit HW Multi  MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs 

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