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Device type Smart RF Transceiver RX current (lowest) (mA) 14 TX power (Max) (dBm) 12 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 500 Technology Sub-1 GHz Protocols Wireless M-Bus (T, S, C mode) Rating Catalog Sensitivity (best) (dBm) -116 Flash (KB) 0 Frequency bands (MHz) 300-348, 387-464, 779-928 open-in-new Find other Sub-1 GHz products

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Features

  • RF Performance
    • High sensitivity
      • –116 dBm at 0.6 kBaud, 433 MHz, 1% packet error rate
      • –112 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 868 MHz, 1% packet error rate
    • Low current consumption (14.7 mA in RX, 1.2 kBaud, 868 MHz)
    • Programmable output power up to +12 dBm for all supported frequencies
    • Excellent receiver selectivity and blocking performance
    • Programmable data rate from 0.6 to 600 kbps
    • Frequency bands: 300-348 MHz, 387-464 MHz and 779-928 MHz
  • Analog Features
    • 2-FSK, 4-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; 75 µs settling time
    • Automatic Frequency Compensation (AFC) can be used to align the frequency
      synthesizer to the received signal centre 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 "burst" 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 de-whitening of data
  • Low-Power Features
    • 200 nA sleep mode current consumption
    • Fast startup time; 240 µs from sleep to RX or TX
      mode (measured on EM reference design [1] and [2])
    • 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 on-chip frequency synthesizer, no external
      filters or RF switch needed
    • Green package: RoHS compliant and no antimony or bromine
    • Small size (QLP 4x4 mm package, 20 pins)
    • Suited for systems targeting compliance with EN 300 220 (Europe) and
      FCC CFR Part 15 (US)
    • Suited for systems targeting compliance with the Wireless MBUS standard EN 13757-4:2005
    • Support for asynchronous and synchronous serial receive/transmit mode for backwards
      compatibility with existing radio communication protocols
  • Improved Range using CC1190
    • The CC1190 [21] is a range extender for 850-950 MHz and is an ideal
      fit for CC1101 to enhance RF performance
    • High sensitivity–118 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 868 MHz, 1% packet error
      rate–120 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 915 MHz, 1% packet error rate
    • +20 dBm output power at 868 MHz
    • +27 dBm output power at 915 MHz
    • Refer to AN094 [22] and AN096 [23] for more performance figures of the
      CC1101 + CC1190 combination
  • Reduced Battery Current using TPS62730
    • The TPS62730 [26] is a step down converter with bypass mode for
      ultra low power wireless applications
    • In RX, the current drawn from a 3.6 V battery is typically less than
      11 mA when TPS62730 output voltage is 2.1 V. When connecting CC1101
      directly to a 3.6 V battery the current drawn is typically 17 mA
    • In TX, at maximum output power (+12 dBm), the current drawn from a
      3.6 V battery is typically 22 mA when TPS62730 output voltage is 2.1 V.
      When connecting CC1101 directly to a 3.6 V battery the current drawn is
      typically 34 mA
    • When CC1101 enters SLEEP mode, the TPS62730 can be put
      in bypass mode for very low power down current
    • The typical TPS62730 current consumption is 30 nA in bypass mode.
    • The CC1101 is connected to the battery via an integrated 2.1 Ω (typical)
      switch in bypass mode
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Description

CC1101 is a low-cost sub-1 GHz transceiver designed for very low-power wireless applications. The circuit is mainly intended for the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) and SRD (Short Range Device) frequency bands at 315, 433, 868, and 915 MHz, but can easily be programmed for operation at other frequencies in the 300-348 MHz, 387-464 MHz and 779-928 MHz bands.

The RF transceiver is integrated with a highly configurable baseband modem. The modem supports various modulation formats and has a configurable data rate up to 600 kbps.

CC1101 provides extensive hardware support for packet handling, data buffering, burst transmissions, clear channel assessment, link quality indication, and wake-on-radio.

The main operating parameters and the 64- byte transmit/receive FIFOs of CC1101 can be controlled via an SPI interface. In a typical system, the CC1101 will be used together with a microcontroller and a few additional passive components.

The CC1190 850-950 MHz range extender [21] can be used with CC1101 in long range applications for improved sensitivity and higher output power.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet CC1101 Low-Power Sub-1 GHz RF Transceiver datasheet (Rev. I) Nov. 05, 2013
* Errata CC1101 Silicon Errata (Rev. E) Sep. 25, 2015
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Selection guides Wireless Connectivity Technology Selection Guide Dec. 17, 2019
Application notes DN507 -- FEC Decoding Mar. 21, 2019
White papers Migrating your proprietary solution to the SimpleLink™ WMCU Nov. 07, 2018
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 Debugging Communication Range Mar. 27, 2018
Application notes Achieving Optimum Radio Range (Rev. A) Sep. 05, 2017
Application notes CC112x-CC1190 Boost Software Examples Oct. 19, 2015
Technical articles How FRAM and LED lighting could bring about a new era in stadium lighting Jul. 14, 2015
Technical articles European smart grid RF communication in Sub-1 GHz - part 1 Jun. 18, 2015
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Technical articles If you don't scale, you fail: Connected microcontrollers Jan. 28, 2015
Application notes TI LPRF EASYMODE Dec. 12, 2014
White papers 6LoWPAN Demystified - 6LoWPAN Demystifed – A Low Power IP Mesh Network Oct. 28, 2014
Application notes Antenna Diversity Oct. 23, 2014
Application notes Final Test Considerations for Wireless Technology Products Oct. 01, 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 DN038 -- Miniature Helical PCB Antenna for 868 MHz or 915/920 MHz Nov. 27, 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
More literature Sub-1 GHz RF Value Line Brochure (Rev. B) Feb. 13, 2012
Application notes DN036 -- CC1101+CC1190 600 kbps Data Rate, +19 dBm Transmit (Rev. A) Nov. 07, 2011
Application notes DN025 -- Johanson Technology Matched Balun Filters (Rev. A) Oct. 13, 2011
Application notes DN023 -- 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 955 MHz Inverted F Antenna (Rev. C) Aug. 30, 2011
Application notes AN103 -- Basic RF Testing of CCxxxx Devices Aug. 08, 2011
Application notes AN095 -- Continuous Data Streaming Applications - Using Serial Synchronous Mode (Rev. A) Jul. 18, 2011
Application notes AN096 Using CC1190 Front End with CC1101 under FCC 15.247 (Rev. A) May 02, 2011
Application notes AN094 -- Using the CC1190 Front End with CC1101 under EN 300 220 Jan. 11, 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 DN006 -- CC11xx Settings for FCC15.247 Solutions (Rev. B) Aug. 17, 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 DN107 -- DMA and Radio Configuration (Rev. A) Dec. 17, 2009
Application notes DN010 -- Close-in Reception with CC1101 (Rev. B) Jul. 21, 2009
Application notes DN009 -- Upgrading from CC1100 to CC1101 (Rev. A) Jul. 16, 2009
Application notes DN500 -- Packet Transmission Basics (Rev. C) Apr. 06, 2009
Application notes AN069 -- Low Cost Long Range One Way Audio Communications at 900 MHz (Rev. B) Mar. 24, 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 AN067 - Wireless MBUS Implementation with cc1101 and MSP430 (Rev. A) Nov. 06, 2008
Application notes DN017 -- CC11xx 868/915 MHz RF Matching (Rev. A) Mar. 31, 2008
Radiation & Reliability reports CC1101 Reliability Report Feb. 26, 2008
Application notes DN013 -- Programming output powers on CC1101 (Rev. A) Jan. 02, 2008
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
More literature CC1101 Material content Jul. 16, 2007

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
$149.00
Description

The SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation Board (TrxEB) is intended to be used together with Texas Instruments’ low-power RF transceivers for evaluation, performance testing and software development.

The following transceiver evaluation modules are supported:

  • CC1101EM*
  • CC11xLEM*
  • CC112xEM*
  • CC1175EM*
  • CC1200EM*
  • (...)
Features
  • MSP430F5438A microcontroller
  • 64x128 pixels serial LCD
  • 4 general purpose LEDs
  • 5 push-buttons
  • 256 kB serial flash
  • Three-axis digital accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Jumpers for current measurements
  • Break-out pins
  • Full-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • SmartRF Studio Support
DEVELOPMENT KITS Download
document-generic User guide
$499.00
Description

The CC1101DK433 development kit is designed to help the user achieve his/her objectives as quickly as possible:

  • Evaluate the SmartRF®04 products. Right out of the box, the user can do range testing (PER testing) and transfer data from one PC to another using the SmartRF®04DK. This enables the (...)

Features

A complete development kit including:

  • 2 SmartRF®04 EB evaluation boards
  • 2 CC1101EM433 evaluation modules
  • 2 Antennas (433 MHz) and cables

The technical doucmentation and the SmartRF® Studio software can be downloaded from the website. The SmartRF®04 evaluation boards connect to a PC via USB, and (...)

INTERFACE ADAPTERS Download
EM Adapter BoosterPack
BOOST-CCEMADAPTER
document-generic User guide
$19.00
Description

This BoosterPack kit contains one "EM Adapter BoosterPack". The purpose of the EM adapter board is to provide an-easy-to-use bridge between any of the TI MCU LaunchPads and the wide variety of TI RF evaluation modules (EM), for instance the CCxxxx Low-Power RF evaluation modules. No specific (...)

Features
  • Evaluation Module (EM) connectors supporting all EMs from Texas Instruments
  • Dual-row LaunchPad (LP) connectors, allowing stacking of XL BoosterPacks
  • USB power supply to support assemblies drawing more current than the LaunchPad is able to source alone
  • Buck/boost voltage regulator, allowing any power (...)

Software development

CODE EXAMPLES & DEMOS Download
SWRC021F.ZIP (841 KB)
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
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 (...)
Features
  • 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 (...)
SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
SWRC219C.ZIP (571 KB)
SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
SWSC002A.ZIP (9583 KB)

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOLS Download
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 (...)
Features
  • Power calculator for TI devices using the SimpleLink 15.4 stack
CALCULATION TOOLS Download
Third party wireless module search tool
3P-WIRELESS-MODULES Engineers looking to incorporate wireless connectivity technology into their IoT design can use the third party wireless module search tool to identify products that meet their end equipment specifications, procure production ready wireless modules, and help accelerate their development and time to (...)
Features
  • Based on our TI wireless technology supporting Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, Sub-1 GHz, Sigfox, 2.4 GHz ,multi-band connectivity and more
  • Integrates clocks, SPI flash and passive components
  • Years of successful collaboration
  • Includes hardware customization, software integration and cloud services
  • Links to (...)
CALCULATION TOOLS Download
SmartRF Protocol Packet Sniffer
PACKET-SNIFFER
SmartRF Packet Sniffer 2

SmartRF Packet Sniffer 2 includes software and firmware to capture and display over-the-air packets. The capture device is connected to the PC via USB. SmartRF Packet Sniffer 2 supports the CC13xx and CC26xx family of devices as capture device and uses Wireshark for packet (...)

document-generic User guide
CALCULATION TOOLS Download
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
Features
  • 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 (...)
DESIGN TOOLS Download
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).
  • Step 2: Fill (...)

Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Evaluation Module (EM) Adaptor
TIDM-LPBP-EMADAPTER This BoosterPack kit contains one "EM Adapter BoosterPack". The purpose of the EM adapter board is to provide an-easy-to-use bridge between any of the TI MCU LaunchPads and the vide variety of TI RF evaluation modules (EM), for instance the CCxxxx Low-Power RF evaluation modules. No specific (...)
document-generic Schematic document-generic User guide
REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz Antenna Reference Designs
CC-ANTENNA-DK-RD The Antenna Board reference design contains various low-cost antenna solutions for both sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz short range wireless systems.
document-generic Schematic

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