Wireless connectivity

SimpleLinkTM Multi-Standard wireless MCUs

Future proof your designs with concurrent multi-standard, multi-band connectivity on a single wireless MCU


Lowest power

  • Lowest power integrated PA: 78mA TX current
  • Multi-year operation on a coin cell battery
  • Autonomous sensor controller for ultra-low power

Extensive portfolio

  • BLE, Thread, and Zigbee certified SoCs
  • Concurrency: BLE with Sub-1 GHz or Zigbee
  • Add smartphone connectivity to long range network

Dynamic Multi-protocol Manager

  • Software layer enabling multi-protocol networks
  • Dynamically prioritizes radio usage
  • Simplifies concurrent multi-protocol development

What is the sensor controller?

The Sensor Controller is a small programmable CPU core available on the SimpleLink CC13xx/CC26xx devices that is highly optimized for low power consumption and efficient peripheral operation.

The Sensor Controller can perform simple background tasks autonomously and allow the System CPU and MCU to remain in sleep mode. This allows for power optimization based on events such as wake on temperature, wake on touch, and beyond. 

How the sensor controller can help optimize system power consumption

Key Products

CC1352R Chip shot

New! CC1352R wireless MCU

CC1352P chip shot

New! CC1352P wireless MCU

CC2652R chip shot

CC2652R wireless MCU

CC1350 chip shot

CC1350 wireless MCU

Description

Support for Sub-1 GHz + 2.4 GHz concurrency with the lowest power multi-band wireless MCU  Support for Sub-1 GHz + 2.4 GHz concurrency with an integrated 20dBm PA enabling longer range Get all the benefits of 2.4 GHz concurrency with the lowest power multi-protocol wireless MCU Add smartphone connectivity with Sub-1 GHz + Bluetooth Low Energy

Connectivity

Bluetooth
yes
yes
yes
yes
Thread
yes
yes
yes
no
Sub-1 GHz
yes

yes

no

yes

Zigbee
yes
yes
yes
no

Concurrent Multi-standard operation

Meet the Dynamic Multi-protocol Manager (DMM)

The Dynamic Multi-protocol Manager (DMM) is a software layer that enables a single radio to run multiple wireless protocols concurrently by switching between protocols stacks in real time.  This layer allows the developer to determine a custom protocol priority for every possible state of the system, managing both protocol stacks effectively and minimizing latency. 

How does it work? 

The concurrent multi-protocol application developer can utilize the DMM Policy Table and the DMM Policy Scheduler to define system states, determine task priority, and manage multiple wireless stacks concurrently. Protocols are allocated radio use by priority, which is determined in the policy table and executed by the policy scheduler.  

While some solutions rely on fixed priority or time-slotted implementations, TI's offers a Policy Scheduler solution that is highly customizable and allows priorities to be set according to every possible system state. 

Example use case: building security system

Security panel running BLE and 15.4 Stack Sub-1 GHz concurrently receives an alarm message from a door sensor when the door has been opened.

The Sub-1 GHz alarm message pre-empts a BLE task in order to deliver the alarm message. Later, the BLE task resumes and the user’s smartphone is updated with the alarm status.

DMM

Dynamic Multiprotocol demo: BLE and Sub-1 GHz concurrency

Demonstration of a multi-standard use case in which a single-chip remote display receives Sub-1 GHz sensor data and displays it to a smartphone using Bluetooth low energy.