IEEE802.15.4 Medium Access control (MAC) software stack


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IEEE802.15.4 Medium Access control (MAC) software stack


ACTIVE 1.5.2  26-MAR-2015 


TIMAC - IEEE802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) Software Stack

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  • Support for IEEE 802.15.4-2006
  • Multiple Platforms: CC2630, CC2538, CC2530 and CC2531 wireless MCUs, CC2592 and CC2590 range extenders
  • Star topology: point-to-point, one-to-many and data concentrator
  • Synchronous (beacon) and asynchronous (non-beacon) modes
  • Network security features
  • Co-processor configuration for adding connectivity to any MCU or MPU, with Linux host middleware and console application
  • Easy Application Development guided through sample applications showcasing the stack APIs
  • TIMAC is certified to be compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard

TIMAC is distributed as object code free of charge. There are no royalties for using TIMAC.

TIMAC is compiled using compilers from IAR. Evaluation version of the IAR compiler can be downloaded from

Free Evaluation Tool Description

TIMAC is an IEEE 802.15.4 Medium Access Control software stack for TI IEEE 802.15.4 transceivers and System-on-Chips.

You can use TIMAC when you:

  • Need a wireless point-to-point or point-to-multipoint solution (e.g. multiple sensors reporting directly to a master
  • Need a standardized wireless protocol
  • Have battery powered and/or mains powered nodes
  • Need support for acknowledgement and retransmission
  • Have low data rate requirements (Around 100 kbps effective data rate)

Software (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
A fully compliant ZigBee 3.0 solution: Z-Stack 3.0  Z-STACK  Software Libraries 
CC2538 Foundation Firmware  CC2538-SW  Software Libraries 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (6)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SimpleLinkā„¢ CC2650 Evaluation Module Kit  CC2650EMK  Daughter Cards 
CC2520 Development Kit  CC2520DK  Development Kits 
CC2530 Development Kit  CC2530DK  Development Kits 
CC2538 Development Kit  CC2538DK  Development Kits 
CC2650 Smart RF06 Development Kit  CC2650DK  Development Kits 
SmartRF06 Evaluation Board  SMARTRF06EBK  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (7)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC2530  Second Generation System-on-Chip Solution for 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 / RF4CE / ZigBee  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2531  System-on-Chip Solution for IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee Applications  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2538  A Powerful System-On-Chip for 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4-2006 and ZigBee Applications  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2590  2.4 GHz Range Extender  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC2591  2.4 GHz Range Extender  Companion Wireless Solutions 
CC2630  SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless MCU for 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4-based RF Protocols  Wireless Connectivity 
CC2650  SimpleLink multi-standard 2.4 GHz ultra-low power wireless MCU  Multi-Standard 

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