CC2420

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Single-Chip 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant and ZigBee™ Ready RF Transceiver

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Device type Smart RF Transceiver Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other Other wireless technologies

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Features

  • True single-chip 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceiver with
    baseband modem and MAC support
  • DSSS baseband modem with 2 MChips/s and 250 kbps effective data rate.
  • Suitable for both RFD and FFD operation
  • Low current consumption (RX: 18.8 mA, TX: 17.4 mA)
  • Low supply voltage (2.1 – 3.6 V) with integrated voltage regulator
  • Low supply voltage (1.6 – 2.0 V) with external voltage regulator
  • Programmable output power
  • No external RF switch / filter needed
  • I/Q low-IF receiver
  • I/Q direct upconversion transmitter
  • Very few external components
  • 128(RX) + 128(TX) byte data buffering
  • Digital RSSI / LQI support
  • Hardware MAC encryption (AES-128)
  • Battery monitor
  • QLP-48 package, 7×7 mm
  • Complies with ETSI EN 300 328, EN 300 440 class 2, FCC CFR-47 part 15
    and ARIB STD-T66
  • Powerful and flexible development tools available
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Description

The CC2420 is a true single-chip 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceiver designed for low power and low voltage wireless applications. CC2420 includes a digital direct sequence spread spectrum baseband modem providing a spreading gain of 9 dB and an effective data rate of 250 kbps.

The CC2420 is a low-cost, highly integrated solution for robust wireless communication in the 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM band. It complies with worldwide regulations covered by ETSI EN 300 328 and EN 300 440 class 2 (Europe), FCC CFR47 Part 15 (US) and ARIB STD-T66 (Japan).

The CC2420 provides extensive hardware support for packet handling, data buffering, burst transmissions, data encryption, data authentication, clear channel assessment, link quality indication and packet timing information. These features reduce the load on the host controller and allow CC2420 to interface low-cost microcontrollers.

The configuration interface and transmit / receive FIFOs of CC2420 are accessed via an SPI interface. In a typical application CC2420 will be used together with a microcontroller and a few external passive components.

CC2420 is based on Chipcon’s SmartRF - 03 technology in 0.18 µm CMOS.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee-Ready RF Transceiver datasheet (Rev. C) Mar. 07, 2013
* Errata CC2420 Errata Notes Jan. 31, 2006
* Radiation & Reliability reports CC2420 Reliability Report Apr. 28, 2006
Application notes CE Regulations for SRDs Operating in License-Free 2.4GHz/5GHz Bands-WiFi Devices Apr. 15, 2020
Technical articles Bluetooth® Low Energy shifts gears for car access Jul. 15, 2019
Technical articles Top 3 design challenges that the new generation of SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® devices will help you overcome Feb. 21, 2019
Selection guides Zigbee® Selection Guide for SimpleLink MCUs (Rev. F) Feb. 21, 2019
Application notes 2.4-GHz Inverted F Antenna (Rev. D) Jan. 07, 2019
Technical articles Exploring the impact of IoT on innovation Jul. 17, 2018
Technical articles An out-of-the-box Internet of Things: building a seamless and secure smart home network Jun. 12, 2018
Application notes DN035 -- Antenna Quick Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 12, 2013
Application notes AN098 - Layout Review Techniques for Low Power RF Designs (Rev. A) Aug. 02, 2012
Application notes DN034 -- YAGI 2.4 GHz PCB Antenna Oct. 14, 2010
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 AN040 - Folded dipole antenna for CC2400, CC2420, CC2430/31 and CC2480 (Rev. D) Apr. 04, 2008
Application notes AN043 -- Small Size 2.4 GHz PCB Antenna (Rev. D) Apr. 04, 2008
Application notes AN048 -- 2.4GHz Chip Antenna (Rev. B) Mar. 04, 2008
Application notes AN054 -- Anaren balun optimized for CC2420 Sep. 05, 2007
More literature CC2420 Material content Jul. 16, 2007
More literature CC2420 Product Change Notification 001 Jan. 31, 2006
More literature CC2420 RoHS Confirmation Jan. 31, 2006

Design & development

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Design tools & simulation

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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 (...)

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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 (...)
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Hardware design reviews for SimpleLink™ CC2xxx devices
SIMPLELINK-2-4GHZ-DESIGN-REVIEWS To get started with the SimpleLink 2.4GHz 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 CC2xxx product page links below).
  • Step 2: Download (...)

Reference designs

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CC2420EM Reference Design
CC2420EM_REFDES The CC2420EM reference design contains schematics and layout files for the CC2420EM evaluation module used in the CC2420DK development kit.

The reference design demonstrates good techniques for CC2420 decoupling and RF layout. For optimum RF performance, these parts should be copied accurately. This (...)

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