Wireless connectivity

SimpleLinkTM Zigbee wireless MCUs

A standard for robust, low-power mesh networks in home and building automation

SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless MCUs

  • Integrated Power Amplifier for longer range
  • Up to +20dBM TX power at 79mA
  • Sensor controller for multi-year coin cell use
  • Battery-less products with Green Power support

Zigbee 3.0 compliance with Multi-protocol device

  • Z-Stack plug-in integrated with SimpleLink SDK
  • Future roadmap support for BLE concurrency
  • Integrated support for Sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz

SimpleLink Academy training environment

  • Interactive learning experience
  • Faster development time with out of box examples
  • Detailed labs for design of custom applications

What is Zigbee?

Zigbee is a worldwide standard for low power, self-healing, mesh networks offering a complete and interoperable IoT solution for home and building automation:

  • The industry-proven worldwide standard for robust mesh networking
  • Capable of supporting hundreds of nodes
  • Interoperability across certified Zigbee devices
  • Enhanced security

See an example of the Zigbee mesh network topology below: 

Zigbee mesh network topology

Zigbee Coordinator

  • Starts the network
  • Routes the packets
  • Manages security
  • Associates routers and end devices

Zigbee Router

  • Routes packets
  • Associates routers and end devices

Zigbee End Device

  • Battery powered
  • Typically asleep
  • Does not route

Zigbee 3.0

Built on the Zigbee PRO, Zigbee 3.0 enhances the IEEE 802.15.4 standard by adding mesh network and security layers along with an application framework in order to become a full-stack, interoperable Zigbee solution.  Take advantage of Zigbee 3.0 as a part of the SimpleLink Platform enabling future proof designs with hardware and software scalability.

More secure

  • Robust handshake mechanism for network joining with Trust Center Link Key update procedure
  • Secure network joining due to built-in security with install codes
  • Temporary permit joining to prevent unwanted device joining

Enhanced network management

  • Improved self-healing through parent announce message
  • Efficient child management features enabled by aging mechanism
  • Network Steering: Join and open an existing network or invoke Network Formation
  • Network Formation: Ability to form a centralized secure network or distributed router network
  • Finding and Binding: Automatically locate and bind matching clusters

Ultra-low power

  • All routing devices implement Green Power Basic Proxy (GPBP) functionality
  • Green Power Source and Sink devices can securely join any Zigbee 3.0 network independent of application or profile
  • Routing devices tunnel Green Power Device Frames (GPDF) from Source to Sink

Key Products

CC1352R Chip shot

New! CC1352R wireless MCU

CC1352P chip shot

New! CC1352P wireless MCU

CC2652R chip shot

CC2652R wireless MCU

*some stack components will be embedded in ROM in production devices to increase application code space in flash


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 loweset power multi-protocol wireless MCU

Key Features

SimpleLink MCU Platform Compliant
Application MCU Arm® Cortex®- M4F Arm® Cortex®- M4F Arm® Cortex®- M4F
352kB flash, 256kB ROM*, 80kB RAM
352kB flash, 256kB ROM*, 80kB RAM
352kB flash, 256kB ROM*, 80kB RAM
Standby Current Consumption 0.8µA 0.8µA 0.9µA

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