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Device type Smart RF Transceiver RX current (lowest) (mA) 17 TX power (Max) (dBm) 16 Data rate (Max) (kbps) 200 Technology Sub-1 GHz Protocols Wireless M-Bus (S, C, N mode) Approx. price (US$) 1.69 | 1ku Rating Catalog Sensitivity (best) (dBm) -123 Flash (KB) 0 Frequency bands (MHz) 136.7-160, 164-192, 205-240, 273.3-320, 410-480, 820-960 open-in-new Find other Sub-1 GHz products

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VQFN (RHB) 32 25 mm² 5 x 5 open-in-new Find other Sub-1 GHz products

Features

  • High-Performance, Single-Chip Transceiver
    • Adjacent Channel Selectivity:
      64 dB at 12.5-kHz Offset
    • Blocking Performance: 91 dB at 10 MHz
    • Excellent Receiver Sensitivity:
      • –123 dBm at 1.2 kbps
      • –110 dBm at 50 kbps
      • –127 dBm Using Built-in Coding Gain
    • Very Low Phase Noise:
      –111 dBc/Hz at 10-kHz Offset
  • Suitable for Systems Targeting ETSI Category 1
    Compliance in 169-MHz and 433-MHz Bands
  • High Spectral Efficiency (9.6 kbps in 12.5-kHz
    Channel in Compliance With FCC Narrowbanding
    Mandate)
  • Separate 128-Byte RX and TX FIFOs
  • Support for Seamless Integration With the CC1190
    Device for Increased Range Giving up to 3-dB
    Improvement in Sensitivity and up to +27-dBm
    Output Power
  • Power Supply
    • Wide Supply Voltage Range (2.0 V to 3.6 V)
    • Low Current Consumption:
      • RX: 2 mA in RX Sniff Mode
      • RX: 17 mA Peak Current in Low-Power
        Mode
      • RX: 22 mA Peak Current in
        High-Performance Mode
      • TX: 45 mA at +14 dBm
    • Power Down: 0.12 µA
      (0.5 µA With eWOR Timer Running)
  • Programmable Output Power up to +16 dBm With
    0.4-dB Step Size
  • Automatic Output Power Ramping
  • Configurable Data Rates: 0 to 200 kbps
  • Supported Modulation Formats: 2-FSK,

    2-GFSK, 4-FSK, 4-GFSK, MSK, OOK
  • WaveMatch: Advanced Digital Signal Processing
    for Improved Sync Detect Performance
  • RoHS-Compliant 5-mm × 5-mm No-Lead QFN
    32-Pin Package (RHB)
  • Regulations – Suitable for Systems Targeting
    Compliance With
    • Europe: ETSI EN 300 220, ETSI EN 54-25
    • US: FCC CFR47 Part 15, FCC CFR47 Part 90,
      24, and 101
    • Japan: ARIB RCR STD-T30,
      ARIB STD-T67, ARIB STD-T108
  • Peripherals and Support Functions
    • Enhanced Wake-On-Radio (eWOR)
      Functionality for Automatic Low-Power Receive
      Polling
    • Includes Functions for Antenna Diversity Support
    • Support for Retransmissions
    • Support for Automatic Acknowledge of Received
      Packets
    • TCXO Support and Control, Also in Power
      Modes
    • Automatic Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) for
      Listen-Before-Talk (LBT) Systems
    • Built-in Coding Gain Support for Increased
      Range and Robustness
    • Digital RSSI Measurement
    • Temperature Sensor
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Description

The CC1120 device is a fully integrated single-chip radio transceiver designed for high performance at very low-power and low-voltage operation in cost-effective wireless systems. All filters are integrated, thus removing the need for costly external SAW and IF filters. The device is mainly intended for Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) applications and Short Range Device (SRD) frequency bands at 164 to 192 MHz, 274 to 320 MHz, 410 to 480 MHz, and 820 to 960 MHz.

The CC1120 device 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 of the CC1120 device can be controlled through an SPI interface. In a typical system, the CC1120 device is used with a microcontroller and only a few external passive components.

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Technical documentation

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Type Title Date
* Datasheet CC1120 High-Performance RF Transceiver for Narrowband Systems datasheet (Rev. H) Jul. 20, 2015
* Errata CC112x, CC1175 Silicon Errata (Rev. D) Apr. 24, 2015
* User guides CC112x/CC1175 Low-Power High Performance Sub-1 GHz RF Transceivers User’s Guide (Rev. E) Sep. 26, 2013
Application notes DN403 -- CC112x/CC120x On-Chip Temperature Sensor (Rev. D) Oct. 24, 2018
Application notes Debugging Communication Range Mar. 27, 2018
White papers Wireless Connectivity For The Internet of Things, One Size Does Not Fit All (Rev. A) Oct. 16, 2017
Application notes CC-Antenna-DK2 and Antenna Measurements Summary (Rev. A) Oct. 02, 2017
Application notes Achieving Optimum Radio Range (Rev. A) Sep. 05, 2017
Technical articles Smart sensing with ultra-low-power MCUs – part 2: smart fault indicators Apr. 11, 2017
White papers Smart Fault Indicator with MSP430 FRAM Microcontrollers Sep. 26, 2016
User guides CC112x TI-SIGFOX SDK Demo Getting Started User’s Guide May 27, 2016
Technical articles European smart grid RF communication in Sub-1 GHz – part 4 May 02, 2016
Technical articles Long-range Sub-1 GHz connectivity in the real world Dec. 04, 2015
White papers Diversifying the IoT with Sub-1 GHz technology Nov. 04, 2015
Technical articles SIGFOX expands into San Francisco and collaborates with TI for Sub-1 GHz technology Oct. 28, 2015
Application notes CC112x-CC1190 Boost Software Examples Oct. 19, 2015
Application notes CC1120-CC1190 BoosterPack Oct. 05, 2015
Application notes Asynchronous channel hopping system for FCC 15.247 compliance Jul. 07, 2015
Application notes TI LPRF EASYMODE Dec. 12, 2014
Application notes CC112X/CC120X On-Chip Battery Monitor Dec. 03, 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
White papers Long-Range RF Communication: Why Narrowband is the de Facto Standard Mar. 08, 2014
Application notes CC112x/CC120x RX Sniff mode with Smart Preamble Oct. 23, 2013
Application notes CC112x/CC120x RX Sniff Mode (Rev. A) Oct. 09, 2013
Application notes AN112 -- Using CC1190 Front End With CC112x/CC120x Under EN 300 220 (Rev. C) Jun. 21, 2013
Application notes AN110 – Using CC1190 Front End with CC112x/CC120x under FCC 15.247 (Rev. B) Jun. 13, 2013
Application notes AN115 -- CC112x/CC1175/CC120x Operation in 274-320 MHz Frequency Band (Rev. A) Jun. 13, 2013
Application notes AN121 – Wireless M-Bus Implementation with CC112x/CC120x High Performance Transc Feb. 20, 2013
Application notes DN035 -- Antenna Quick Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 12, 2013
Application notes DN510 -- CC112X RSSI and CS Response Time Dec. 05, 2012
Application notes DN038 -- Miniature Helical PCB Antenna for 868 MHz or 915/920 MHz Nov. 27, 2012
Application notes DN040 -- Reduced Battery Current Using CC112x, CC1175_and CC1200 with TPS62730 Oct. 02, 2012
Application notes DN039 -- IPC for 868/915 MHz operation with the CC112x, CC117x and CC12xx Aug. 20, 2012

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
$59.99
Description

The CC1120-CC1190 BoosterPack module is designed to use with the MSP-EXP430F5529 and MSP-EXP430G2553 LauchPad development kits and as well as to work as a stand-alone module by using SmartRF Studio application software.  The module is equipped with an integrated PCB trace antenna which operates (...)

Features
  • Can be used with both LaunchPad and SmartRF Studio applications
  • Same design can be used for both 915 MHz and 868 MHz frequecy bands with minor BOM changes
  • Same design can be used with CC112x devices and CC12xx devices with minor BOM changes
  • Integrated PCB trace Antenna
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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$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
DAUGHTER CARDS Download
$99.00
Description

The CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit for 169MHz can be used in conjunction with the CC1120 Development Kit to evaluate the performance of the Perfomance Line RF-IC at this particular frequency. The CC1120DK is required for operation and needs to be ordered separately.


This is not available in the United (...)

Features

Kit contents:

  • 2 x CC1120 Evaluation Modules for 169 MHz
  • Whip antennas from Pulse

Complete RF reference designs for the evaluation modules are available online.

DAUGHTER CARDS Download
$99.00
Description

The CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit for 420-470 MHz can be used in conjunction with the CC1120 Development Kit to evaluate the performance of the Perfomance Line RF-IC at this particular frequency. The CC1120DK is required for operation and needs to be ordered separately.


This CC1120 Evaluation Module (...)

Features

Kit contents:

  • 2 x CC1120 Evaluation Modules for 420-470 MHz
  • Whip antennas

Complete RF reference designs for the evaluation modules are available online.

DAUGHTER CARDS Download
$99.00
Description
The CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit for 868-915 MHz can be used in conjunction with the CC1120 Development Kit to evaluate the operation of the Perfomance Line RF-IC at these particular frequency bands. The CC1120DK is required for operation and needs to be ordered separately.
Features
Kit contents:

  • 2 x CC1120 Evaluation Modules for 868-915 MHz
  • Whip antennas

Complete RF reference designs for the evaluation modules are available online.

DEVELOPMENT KITS Download
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$299.00
Description

The CC1120 development kit provides a complete hardware performance testing and software development platform for TI's Sub-1 GHz Performance Line devices. The development kit comes with a pre-programmed packet error rate test. RF range and robustness can be tested with different RF settings, and (...)

Features
Kit contents:

  • 2 x SmartRF Transceiver EB (TrxEB)
  • 2 x CC1120EM 868/915 MHz
  • 2 x Pulse Antennas
  • 1 x MSP430 Debug Probe (FET)
  • 2 x Micro USB Cables
  • 1 x Standard USB Cable
  • 1 x 14-pin Flat Cable
  • 4 x 1.5 Volt AA Batteries
  • Documentation

INTERFACE ADAPTERS Download
EM Adapter BoosterPack
BOOST-CCEMADAPTER
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$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
SWRC253E.ZIP (561 KB)
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 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 (...)
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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 (...)
CAD/CAE SYMBOLS Download
SWRR145A.ZIP (4039 KB)
SCHEMATICS Download
SWRC222.ZIP (714 KB)

Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Power Solution for Battery Operated Meters With 30-dBm wM-Bus at 169 MHz Reference Design
TIDA-00676 This power management solution delivering 900mA @3.6V from various battery types for smart flow metering applications (residential gas and water meters). TIDA-00676 includes an ETSI Cat. 1 receiver capable RF subsystem for wM-Bus @ 169 MHz with up to +30 dBm transmit power meets all technical (...)
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Multiband (169, 433 and 868MHz) wM-Bus RF sub-system with Segmented LCD Reference Design
TIDC-MULTIBAND-WMBUS The TIDC-MULTIBAND-WMBUS single PCB covers all three wM-Bus frequency bands with only a few component value changes. It is a very low-power and ETSI Cat. 1  Receiver capable RF subsystem for wM-Bus 169MHz and 433 systems without SAW filter and TCXO. Ultralow-power MSP430 with always-on LCD (...)
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
FCC 15.247 Compliant Long Range Mode Reference Design with CC1120 High Performance RF Transceiver
TIDC-FCC-COMPLIANT-LRM-WITH-CC1120 This TI design provides a software example which implements a frequency hopping driver for the CC112x and CC1200 family of devices. The driver is written to enable users to make IoT wireless applications that are compliant with the FCC part 15.247 frequency hopping system, also allowing long range (...)
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
CC1120-CC1190EM 868MHz Reference Design
CC1120-CC1190EM868RD This RF Layout Reference Design demonstrates good decoupling and layout techniques for a low power RF device operating in the 868 MHz frequency band. The design should be used in applications targeting compliance with EN 300 220 in the in the European 869.4-869.65 MHz frequency sub-band (g3). The (...)
REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
CC1120-CC1190EM 915MHz Reference Design
CC1120-CC1190EM915RD This RF Layout Reference Design demonstrates good decoupling and layout techniques for a low power RF device operating in the 915 MHz frequency band. The design should be used in applications targeting compliance with FCC Section 15.247 in the in the 902-928 MHz  frequency band. The maximum (...)
REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
CC1120EM 169 MHz Reference Design
CC1120EM-169-RD This RF Layout Reference Design demonstrates good decoupling and layout techniques for a low power RF device operating in the169 MHz frequency band.
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
CC1120EM 420/470 MHz Reference Design
CC1120EM-420-470-RD This RF Layout Reference Design demonstrates good decoupling and layout techniques for a low power RF device operating in the 420-470 MHz frequency band.
REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
CC1120EM 868/915 MHz Reference Design
CC1120EM-868-915-RD This RF Layout Reference Design demonstrates good decoupling and layout techniques for a low power RF device operating in the 868 MHz and 915 MHz frequency bands.
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
CC112x SKY65367 EM 30 dBm 169 MHz Reference Design
CC112XSKY65367EM-RD — The CC112x SKY63367 169 MHz EM Reference Design contains schematics and layout files for the CC112x SKY63367 Evaluation Module. CC112x denotes that CC1120, CC1121 and CC1125 can be used in this reference design. This design demonstrates good techniques for CC112x decoupling and RF layout. For (...)
REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Sub-1GHz Wireless Long Range Reference Design with CC1120 (420 to 470 MHz)
TIDC-CC1120-LRM-420-470MHZ Narrowband is an industry standard way to get long range RF communication with higher immunity to interference versus wide band solutions.  Use this reference design to test out the longest range solution from TI for your Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  The tool for 420 to 470  MHz (...)
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Sub-1GHz Wireless Long Range Reference Design with CC1120 (868 to 915 MHz)
TIDC-CC1120-LRM-868-915MHZ Narrowband is an industry standard way to get long range RF communication with higher immunity to interference versus wide band solutions. Use this reference design to test out the longest range solution from TI for your Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The tool for 868 to 915 MHz uses (...)
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
ETSI Cat. 1 Receiver-Capable wM-Bus 169MHz RF Subsystem for Smart Gas and Water Meters
TIDC-WMBUS-169MHZ This reference design is a very low-power, ETSI Cat. 1 receiver capable RF subsystem for wM-Bus enabled smart gas and water meters at 169 MHz. It provides market-leading blocking, selectivity, and RX sensitivity numbers for all wM-Bus N-modes as per EN13757-4:2013 and their respective variants (...)
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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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