Wireless Connectivity

RF4CE – RF remote control

Say hello to voice remote control solutions for Bluetooth® low energy or ZigBee® RF4CE™

From simple RC solutions to all-in-one SimpleLink™ ultra-low power CC2650RC remote control kits that let you easily add Bluetooth low energy or ZigBee RF4CE connectivity, our kits let you differentiate products without sacrificing battery life.

Features can include:   

  • Multiple technology options:  Bluetooth® low energy , ZigBee® RF4CE™ or multi-standard solutions based on the SimpleLink™ ultra-low power platform.   
  • High RF performance with best-in-class link budget for simple remote designs to advanced single-chip, voice remote controls.   
  • Ultra-low power with low active and sleep current, fast start-up times and fast switching between modes.   
  • Reliable, advanced features such as voice-activated commands and search, gesturing, pointing and more.

Why choose TI?

Integration at its core

The industry’s only multi-standard, integrated platform with voice control on a single chip and best-in-class RF performance

Ultra-low power by design

Do more with less power: Create a feature-rich remote control without diminishing the power profile

Easier to design with

The all-in-one low-cost remote control development kit provides everything needed to start developing with hardware, software, technical documents and support

Which technology is right for you?

Bluetooth low energy

The Bluetooth low energy solution is based on Bluetooth 4.x specification with Human Interface Device (HID over GATT) as the standard profile for application interoperability. If you want to connect to a Bluetooth low energy compatible target, you should choose Bluetooth low energy as your remote control technology.

ZigBee RF4CE

ZigBee RF4CE is based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and the ZigBee RF4CE specification. The RF4CE standard is based on star network topology with inter-network communication. ZigBee RF4CE is a low-latency, battery friendly and easy-to-use standard developed specifically for remote controllers. ZigBee mesh networks, such as Home automation, Smart Energy or Smart Lighting, is based on the same IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which enables a combination of the standard to create a whole home standard based networking solution.

Get started

Step 1 - Buy a development kit

Technology Low power, single-chip voice solutions Simple remote solutions
Bluetooth low energy 

Tool info:

CC2650RC remote control kit

Supports:

Bluetooth low energy

Zigbee RF4CE

Multi-standard

Tool info:

CC2541DK-RC remote control kit

IC info:

CC2541          

ZigBee RF4CE

Tool info:

CC2650RC remote control kit

Supports:

Bluetooth low energy

Zigbee RF4CE

Multi-standard

Tool info: 

CC2533DK-RF4CE-BA remote control kit                 

IC info:

CC2533

CC2531

CC2530   

Step 2 - Download software and documentation

Technology Low power, single-chip voice solutions Simple remote solutions
Bluetooth low energy 

Wireless MCUs:

CC2640  |  CC2650

BLE-Stack software

SDK  |  Wiki    

Wireless MCUs 

CC2541

BLE-Stack software

SDK  |  Wiki        

ZigBee RF4CE

Wireless MCUs:

CC2620  |  CC2650

RemoTI™ software

SDK  |  Wiki

Wireless MCUs

CC2533  |  CC2531  |  CC2530

RemoTI™ software

SDK  |  Wiki

Step 3 - Install Development Environment

Development environment for Bluetooth low energy and ZigBee RF4CE

Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE)

Free with CC2650RC & DevPack Debugger       

IAR Embedded Workbench

Available for purchase       

IAR Embedded Workbench


Additional support

CC2650RC bundle options

Part number Description Individual items included in bundle
CC2650RC-BLEDEV Bluetooth low energy development
bundle

Kit includes:

CC2540EMK-USB, USB Dongle
CC-DEBUGGER, USB Dongle Debugger
CC-DEVPACK-DEBUG, Remote Control Debugger
CC2650RC, Remote Control

CC2650RC-RF4CEDEV RF4CE development bundle

Kit includes:

CC2531EMK, USB Dongle
CC-DEBUGGER, USB Dongle Debugger
CC-DEVPACK-DEBUG, Remote Control Debugger
CC2650RC, Remote Control

Additional remote controls available for use with development kit

CC2650RC Remote control
CC2560RC-DEBUG Remote control with debugger DevPack

Additional resources