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Frequency 2400 MHz Standard 802.15.4 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog Transmission principle IEEE 802.15.4
Frequency 2400 MHz Standard 802.15.4 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog Transmission principle IEEE 802.15.4
VQFN (RGZ) 48 49 mm² 7 x 7
  • 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
  • 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

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.

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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* Data sheet 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee-Ready RF Transceiver datasheet (Rev. C) 07 Mar 2013
* Errata CC2420 Errata Notes 31 Jan 2006
* Radiation & reliability report CC2420 Reliability Report 28 Apr 2006
Application note DN035 -- Antenna Quick Guide (Rev. B) 09 Feb 2022
Application note CE Regulations for SRDs Operating in License-Free 2.4GHz/5GHz Bands-WiFi Devices 15 Apr 2020
Selection guide Zigbee® Selection Guide for SimpleLink MCUs (Rev. F) 21 Feb 2019
Application note 2.4-GHz Inverted F Antenna (Rev. D) 07 Jan 2019
Technical article An out-of-the-box Internet of Things: building a seamless and secure smart home network 12 Jun 2018
Technical article Thread vs. Zigbee – what’s the difference? 16 May 2018
Technical article Your microcontroller deserves a nap – designing “sleepy” wireless applications 28 Mar 2018
Technical article SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: Breaking down TI Drivers 12 Apr 2017
Application note AN098 - Layout Review Techniques for Low Power RF Designs (Rev. A) 02 Aug 2012
Application note DN034 -- YAGI 2.4 GHz PCB Antenna 14 Oct 2010
Application note AN058 -- Antenna Selection Guide (Rev. B) 06 Oct 2010
Application note DN031 -- CC-Antenna-DK Documentation and Antenna Measurements Summary 26 Aug 2010
Application note AN040 - Folded dipole antenna for CC2400, CC2420, CC2430/31 and CC2480 (Rev. D) 04 Apr 2008
Application note AN043 -- Small Size 2.4 GHz PCB Antenna (Rev. D) 04 Apr 2008
Application note AN048 -- 2.4GHz Chip Antenna (Rev. B) 04 Mar 2008
Application note AN054 -- Anaren balun optimized for CC2420 05 Sep 2007
More literature CC2420 Material content 16 Jul 2007
More literature CC2420 Product Change Notification 001 31 Jan 2006
More literature CC2420 RoHS Confirmation 31 Jan 2006

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