Low-power Sub-1GHz wireless transceiver for China and Japan frequency bands


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Protocols Proprietary Frequency bands (MHz) 470-510, 950-960 TX power (Max) (dBm) 10 Sensitivity (best) (dBm) -112 RX current (lowest) (mA) 15.5 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 500 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Sub-1 GHz products

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  • RF Performance
    • High sensitivity (\x96112 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 480 MHz, 1% packet error rate)
    • Low current consumption (15.5 mA in RX, 1.2 kBaud, 480 MHz)
    • Programmable output power up to +10 dBm for all supported frequencies
    • Excellent receiver selectivity and blocking performance
    • Programmable data rate from 1.2 to 500 kBaud
    • Frequency bands: 470-510 MHz and 950-960 MHz
  • Analog Features
    • 2-FSK, GFSK, and MSK supported as well as OOK and flexible ASK shaping
    • Suitable for frequency hopping systems due to a fast settling frequency synthesizer; 90 µs settling time
    • Automatic Frequency Compensation (AFC) can be used to align the frequency synthesizer to the actual received signal center frequency
    • Integrated analog temperature sensor
  • Digital Features
    • Flexible support for packet oriented systems; On-chip support for sync word detection, address check, flexible packet length, and automatic CRC handling
    • Efficient SPI interface; All registers can be programmed with one \x93burst\x94 transfer
    • Digital RSSI output
    • Programmable channel filter bandwidth
    • Programmable Carrier Sense (CS) indicator
    • Programmable Preamble Quality Indicator (PQI) for improved protection against false sync word detection in random noise
    • Support for automatic Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) before transmitting (for listen-before-talk systems)
    • Support for per-package Link Quality Indication (LQI)
    • Optional automatic whitening and dewhitening of data
  • Low-Power Features
    • 400 nA sleep mode current consumption
    • Fast start-up time; 240 µs from sleep to RX or TX mode (measured on EM reference design [3] and [4])
    • Wake-on-radio functionality for automatic low-power RX polling
    • Separate 64-byte RX and TX data FIFOs (enables burst mode data transmission)
  • General
    • Few external components; Completely onchip frequency synthesizer, no external filters or RF switch needed
    • Green package: RoHS compliant and no antimony or bromine
    • Small size (QFN 4x4 mm package, 20 pins)
    • Suited for systems targeting compliance with ARIB STD-T96
    • Suited for systems targeting compliance with the Chinese Short Range Device Regulations at 470-510 MHz
    • Support for asynchronous and synchronous serial receive/transmit mode for backwards compatibility with existing radio communication protocols
  • Applications
    • Ultra low-power wireless applications operating in the 470/950 MHz ISM/SRD bands
    • Wireless sensor networks
    • Home and building automation
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
    • Wireless metering
    • Wireless alarm and security systems

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The CC1100E is a Sub-GHz high performance radio transceiver designed for very low power RF applications. It is intended for the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) and Short Range Device (SRD) frequency bands at 470-510 MHz and 950-960 MHz. The CC1100E is especially suited for wireless applications targeted at the Japanese ARIB STD-T96 and the Chinese Short Range Device Regulations at 470-510 MHz.

The CC1100E is code, package and pin out compatible with both the CC1101 [1] and CC1100 [2] RF transceivers. The CC1100E, CC1101 and CC1100 support complementary frequency bands and can be used to cover RF designs at the most commonly used sub-1 GHz license free frequencies around the world:

  • CC1100E : 470-510 MHz and 950-960 MHz
  • CC1101 : 300-348 MHz, 387-464 MHz and 779-928 MHz
  • CC1100 : 300-348 MHz, 400-464 MHz and 800-928 MHz

The CC1100E RF transceiver is integrated with a highly configurable baseband modem. The modem supports various modulation formats and has a configurable data rate of up to 500 kBaud.

The CC1100E provides extensive hardware support for packet handling, data buffering, burst transmissions, clear channel assessment, link quality indication, and wakeon-radio.

The main operating parameters and the 64-byte transmit/receive FIFOs of the CC1100E can be controlled via an SPI interface. In a typical system, the CC1100E will be used with a microcontroller and a few additional passive components.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet Low-Power Sub-GHz RF Transceiver (470-510 MHz and 950-960 MHz) datasheet Apr. 02, 2009
* Errata CC1100E Errata (Rev. B) Oct. 14, 2013
Application notes DN507 -- FEC Decoding Mar. 21, 2019
Application notes CC11xx Sensitivity Versus Frequency Offset and Crystal Accuracy (Rev. D) Sep. 27, 2018
Application notes CRC Implementation (Rev. E) Sep. 27, 2018
Application notes TI LPRF EASYMODE Dec. 12, 2014
Application notes DN024 -- 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 955 MHz Monopole PCB Antenna (Rev. E) Feb. 22, 2013
Application notes DN035 -- Antenna Quick Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 12, 2013
Application notes AN119 – Using CC1190 Front End with CC1100E in the 470-510 MHz Band Oct. 09, 2012
Application notes AN098 - Layout Review Techniques for Low Power RF Designs (Rev. A) Aug. 02, 2012
Application notes DN022 -- CC110x CC111x OOK ASK Register Settings (Rev. E) Mar. 08, 2012
Application notes DN023 -- 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 955 MHz Inverted F Antenna (Rev. C) Aug. 30, 2011
Application notes AN095 -- Continuous Data Streaming Applications - Using Serial Synchronous Mode (Rev. A) Jul. 18, 2011
Application notes AN058 -- Antenna Selection Guide (Rev. B) Oct. 06, 2010
Application notes DN031 -- CC-Antenna-DK Documentation and Antenna Measurements Summary Aug. 26, 2010
Application notes DN505 -- RSSI interpretation and timing (Rev. D) Jun. 16, 2010
Application notes DN509 -- Data Whitening and Random TX Mode Apr. 12, 2010
Application notes AN085 -- Implementing Diversity Using Low Power Radios Jan. 26, 2010
Application notes DN010 -- Close-in Reception with CC1101 (Rev. B) Jul. 21, 2009
Application notes DN500 -- Packet Transmission Basics (Rev. C) Apr. 06, 2009
User guides CC1100E EM470-510MHz Reference Design 1.0.1 Apr. 01, 2009
Application notes DN111 - Current Consumption for a Polling Receiver (Rev. A) Mar. 24, 2009
Application notes DN300 -- SmartRF04EB Troubleshooting (Rev. B) Mar. 24, 2009
Application notes DN400 -- Interfacing CC1100 - CC2500 with MSP430 (Rev. A) Mar. 24, 2009
Application notes DN501 -- PATABLE Access (Rev. B) Mar. 24, 2009
Application notes AN047 -- CC1100/CC2500 Wake on Radio (Rev. B) Mar. 23, 2009
Application notes DN503 -- SPI Access (Rev. B) Oct. 22, 2007
Application notes DN504 -- FEC Implementation (Rev. A) Oct. 22, 2007
Application notes DN506 -- GDO Pin Usage (Rev. A) Oct. 22, 2007

Design & development

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Software development

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SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack
SIMPLICITI SimpliciTI is a simple low-power RF network protocol aimed at small RF networks. Such networks typically contain battery operated devices which require long battery life, low data rate and low duty cycle and have a limited number of nodes talking directly to each other or through an access point or (...)
  • Low power - A TI proprietary low-power network protocol
  • Flexible:
    • Direct device-to-device communication
    • Simple star with access point for store and forward to end device
    • Range extenders to increase range to 4 hops
  • Simple - Utilizes a 5 command API
  • Low data rate and low duty cycle
  • Ease-of-use
  • Application (...)

Design tools & simulation

TI 15.4 Stack Power Calculator
15.4-STACK-CALC — This tool is used to allow SimpleLink TI 15.4 Stack Software users to analyze system power profile for a sleepy network device. This calculator enables the user to assess the potential system battery life and determine how to optimize battery life through configuring system settings, stack (...)
  • Power calculator for TI devices using the SimpleLink 15.4 stack
SmartRF Studio
SMARTRFTM-STUDIO SmartRF™ Studio is a Windows application that can be used to evaluate and configure Low Power RF devices from Texas Instruments. The application helps designers of RF systems to easily evaluate the radio at an early stage in the design process. It is especially useful for generation of (...)
document-generic User guide
  • Link tests. Send and Receive packets between nodes.
  • Antenna and radiation tests. Set the radio in continuous wave TX and RX states.
  • A set of recommended/typical register settings for all devices.
  • Read and write individual RF registers.
  • Execute individual commands to control the radio.
  • Detailed (...)
Hardware design reviews for SimpleLink™ CC1xxx devices
SIMPLELINK-SUB1GHZ-DESIGN-REVIEWS To get started with the SimpleLink™ Sub-1GHz hardware design review process:
  • Step 1: Before requesting a review, it is important that to review the technical documentation and design & development resources available on the corresponding product page (see CC1xxx product page links below).
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