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Parameters

Protocols Proprietary, Wireless M-Bus (T, S, C mode) Frequency bands (MHz) 300-348, 387-464, 779-928 TX power (Max) (dBm) 12 Sensitivity (best) (dBm) -116 RX current (lowest) (mA) 14.3 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 500 Rating Catalog Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Sub-1 GHz products

Package | Pins | Size

VQFN (RGP) 20 VQFN (RGP) 20 16 mm² 4 x 4 open-in-new Find other Sub-1 GHz products

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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* Data sheet CC1101 Low-Power Sub-1 GHz RF Transceiver datasheet (Rev. I) Nov. 05, 2013
* Errata CC1101 Silicon Errata (Rev. E) Sep. 25, 2015
* Radiation & reliability report CC1101 Reliability Report Feb. 26, 2008
Selection guide Leitfaden zur Auswahl drahtloser Kommunikationstechnologie Feb. 28, 2020
Selection guide 無線連線技術選擇指南 Feb. 28, 2020
Selection guide 무선 연결 기술 선택 가이드 Feb. 28, 2020
Selection guide Wireless Connectivity Technology Selection Guide Dec. 17, 2019
Technical article Bluetooth® Low Energy shifts gears for car access Jul. 15, 2019
Application note DN507 -- FEC Decoding Mar. 21, 2019
White paper Migrating your proprietary solution to the SimpleLink™ WMCU Nov. 07, 2018
Application note CC11xx Sensitivity Versus Frequency Offset and Crystal Accuracy (Rev. D) Sep. 27, 2018
Application note CRC Implementation (Rev. E) Sep. 27, 2018
Technical article An out-of-the-box Internet of Things: building a seamless and secure smart home network Jun. 12, 2018
Technical article Thread vs. Zigbee – what’s the difference? May 16, 2018
Technical article Your microcontroller deserves a nap – designing “sleepy” wireless applications Mar. 28, 2018
Application note Debugging Communication Range Mar. 27, 2018
Application note Achieving Optimum Radio Range (Rev. A) Sep. 05, 2017
Application note CC112x-CC1190 Boost Software Examples Oct. 19, 2015
Application note TI LPRF EASYMODE Dec. 12, 2014
White paper 6LoWPAN Demystified - 6LoWPAN Demystifed – A Low Power IP Mesh Network Oct. 28, 2014
Application note Antenna Diversity Oct. 23, 2014
Application note Final Test Considerations for Wireless Technology Products Oct. 01, 2014
Application note DN024 -- 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 955 MHz Monopole PCB Antenna (Rev. E) Feb. 22, 2013
Application note DN035 -- Antenna Quick Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 12, 2013
Application note DN038 -- Miniature Helical PCB Antenna for 868 MHz or 915/920 MHz Nov. 27, 2012
Application note AN098 - Layout Review Techniques for Low Power RF Designs (Rev. A) Aug. 02, 2012
Application note 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 note DN036 -- CC1101+CC1190 600 kbps Data Rate, +19 dBm Transmit (Rev. A) Nov. 07, 2011
Application note DN025 -- Johanson Technology Matched Balun Filters (Rev. A) Oct. 13, 2011
Application note DN023 -- 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 955 MHz Inverted F Antenna (Rev. C) Aug. 30, 2011
Application note AN103 -- Basic RF Testing of CCxxxx Devices Aug. 08, 2011
Application note AN095 -- Continuous Data Streaming Applications - Using Serial Synchronous Mode (Rev. A) Jul. 18, 2011
Application note AN096 Using CC1190 Front End with CC1101 under FCC 15.247 (Rev. A) May 02, 2011
Application note AN094 -- Using the CC1190 Front End with CC1101 under EN 300 220 Jan. 11, 2011
Application note AN058 -- Antenna Selection Guide (Rev. B) Oct. 06, 2010
Application note DN031 -- CC-Antenna-DK Documentation and Antenna Measurements Summary Aug. 26, 2010
Application note DN006 -- CC11xx Settings for FCC15.247 Solutions (Rev. B) Aug. 17, 2010
Application note DN505 -- RSSI interpretation and timing (Rev. D) Jun. 16, 2010
Application note DN509 -- Data Whitening and Random TX Mode Apr. 12, 2010
Application note AN085 -- Implementing Diversity Using Low Power Radios Jan. 26, 2010
Application note DN107 -- DMA and Radio Configuration (Rev. A) Dec. 17, 2009
Application note DN010 -- Close-in Reception with CC1101 (Rev. B) Jul. 21, 2009
Application note DN009 -- Upgrading from CC1100 to CC1101 (Rev. A) Jul. 16, 2009
Application note DN500 -- Packet Transmission Basics (Rev. C) Apr. 06, 2009
Application note AN069 -- Low Cost Long Range One Way Audio Communications at 900 MHz (Rev. B) Mar. 24, 2009
Application note DN111 - Current Consumption for a Polling Receiver (Rev. A) Mar. 24, 2009
Application note DN300 -- SmartRF04EB Troubleshooting (Rev. B) Mar. 24, 2009
Application note DN400 -- Interfacing CC1100 - CC2500 with MSP430 (Rev. A) Mar. 24, 2009
Application note DN501 -- PATABLE Access (Rev. B) Mar. 24, 2009
Application note AN047 -- CC1100/CC2500 Wake on Radio (Rev. B) Mar. 23, 2009
Application note AN067 - Wireless MBUS Implementation with cc1101 and MSP430 (Rev. A) Nov. 06, 2008
Application note DN017 -- CC11xx 868/915 MHz RF Matching (Rev. A) Mar. 31, 2008
Application note DN013 -- Programming output powers on CC1101 (Rev. A) Jan. 02, 2008
Application note DN503 -- SPI Access (Rev. B) Oct. 22, 2007
Application note DN504 -- FEC Implementation (Rev. A) Oct. 22, 2007
Application note 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 BOARD Download
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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
DEBUG PROBE Download
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Description

The CC Debugger is a small programmer and debugger for the TI Low Power RF System-on-Chips. It can be used together with IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 (version 7.51A or later) for debugging and SmartRF Flash Programmer for flash programming. The CC Debugger can also be used for controlling (...)

Features

Contents in the box:

  • CC Debugger
  • Mini USB cable
  • 10-pin flat cable with 2x5 2.54mm connector
  • 10-pin flat cable with 2x5 1.27mm connector
  • Converter board 2.54mm-1.27mm connector
  • Documentation

CC-Debugger can be used to program and debug the following 8051-based system-on-chips from Texas Instruments:

  • CC1110 (...)

INTERFACE ADAPTER Download
EM Adapter BoosterPack
BOOST-CCEMADAPTER
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Description
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 software is provided, so it is up to the user to write the (...)
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 EXAMPLE OR DEMO Download
SWRC021F.ZIP (841 KB)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING TOOL Download
SmartRF Studio
SMARTRFTM-STUDIO SmartRF™ Studio is a Windows application that helps designers of RF systems to easily evaluate the radio at an early stage in the design process for all TI CC1xxx and CC2xxx low-power RF devices. It simplifies generation of the configuration register values and commands, as well as practical (...)
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 (...)
SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
SWRC219C.ZIP (571 KB)

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOL Download
Third party wireless module search tool
3P-WIRELESS-MODULES The third party wireless module search tool helps developers to identify products that meet their end equipment specifications and procure production ready wireless modules. The third party module vendors included in the search tool are independent third party companies with expertise in designing (...)
Features
  • Modules listed are based on TI wireless technology supporting Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, Sub-1 GHz, Sigfox, 2.4 GHz, multi-band connectivity and more
  • Modules integrate clocks, SPI flash and passive components
  • Listings included for hardware customization, software integration and cloud services
  • Listings (...)
CALCULATION TOOL Download
SmartRF Protocol Packet Sniffer
PACKET-SNIFFER The SmartRF Packet Sniffer is a PC software application that can display and store radio packets captured by a listening RF device. The capture device is connected to the PC via USB. Various RF protocols are supported. The Packet Sniffer filters and decodes packets and displays them in a convenient (...)
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Features
  • Packet sniffer for IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee and Thread networks
  • Packet sniffer for IEEE 802.15.4ge (TI 15.4 Stack) networks
  • Packet sniffer for TI EasyLink protocol
  • Packet sniffer for Bluetooth® Low Energy
CALCULATION TOOL Download
TI RF Range Estimator
RF-RANGE-ESTIMATOR — This tool is used to complete a range estimate for indoor and outdoor RF links using TI wireless devices. The outdoor calculation is based upon Line-of-Sight (LOS). For the indoor estimation, construction materials can be selected that are between the Tx and Rx unit. The greater the attenuation of (...)
Features
  • Range estimate spreadsheet for Sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz devices
  • Range debug checklist
DESIGN TOOL 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 (...)

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 (...)
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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.
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