This application report describes the pairing of the cost-effective SimpleLink™ZigBee® CC2530 wireless MCU with the SimpleLink CC2592 range extender to improve the receiver sensitivity and increase the total link budget, enabling up to four times the range of each node in the ZigBee network. The combination of these devices creates a system solution that is ideal for applications such as home and industrial automation, lighting, metering, and sensor networks. This document also describes the expected performance of the module and factors to consider with respect to the layout and regulatory requirements. The RF front end of the CC2530 has the same settings as the SimpleLink CC2531 wireless MCU with USB; therefore, the presented results are also valid for the CC2531.
Project collateral and source code discussed in this document can be downloaded from the following URL: http://www.ti.com/lit/zip/swra465.