CC2500

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Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B

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Parameters

Frequency 2400 MHz Device type Smart RF Transceiver Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Standard Proprietary 2.4 GHz Rating Catalog Transmission principle OOK, 2-FSK, GFSK, MSK open-in-new Find other Other wireless technologies

Package | Pins | Size

VQFN (RGP) 20 16 mm² 4 x 4 open-in-new Find other Other wireless technologies

Features

  • RF Performance
    • High sensitivity (-104 dBm at 2.4 kBaud, 1% packet error rate)
    • Low current consumption (13.3 mA in RX, 250 kBaud, input well above sensitivity limit)
    • Programmable output power up to +1 dBm
    • Excellent receiver selectivity and blocking performance
    • Programmable data rate from 1.2 to 500 kBaud
    • Frequency range: 2400 - 2483.5 MHz
  • Analog Features
    • OOK, 2-FSK, GFSK, and MSK supported
    • Suitable for frequency hopping and multichannel systems due to a fast settling frequency synthesizer with 90 us settling time
    • Automatic Frequency Compensation (AFC) can be used to align the frequency synthesizer to the received 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 dewhitening of data
  • Low-Power Features
    • 400 nA SLEEP mode current consumption
    • Fast startup time: 240 us from SLEEP to RX or TX mode (measured on EM design)
    • 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: Complete onchip 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 compliant with EN 300 328 and EN 300 440 class 2 (Europe), FCC CFR47 Part 15 (US), and ARIB STDT66 (Japan)
    • Support for asynchronous and synchronous serial receive/transmit mode for backwards compatibility with existing radio communication protocols
  • Applications
    • 2400-2483.5 MHz ISM/SRD band systems
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Wireless game controllers
    • Wireless audio
    • Wireless keyboard and mouse
    • RF enabled remote controls
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Description

The CC2500 is a low-cost 2.4 GHz transceiver designed for very low-power wireless applications. The circuit is intended for the 2400-2483.5 MHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) and SRD (Short Range Device) frequency band.

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 500 kBaud.

CC2500 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 CC2500 can be controlled via an SPI interface. In a typical system, the CC2500 will be used together with a microcontroller and a few additional passive components.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet Low-Cost Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver datasheet (Rev. C) May 19, 2009
* Errata CC2500 Errata Notes (Rev. E) Oct. 07, 2013
* Radiation & Reliability reports CC2500 Reliability report Jul. 16, 2007
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
Application notes DN507 -- FEC Decoding Mar. 21, 2019
Technical articles Top 3 design challenges that the new generation of SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® devices will help you overcome Feb. 21, 2019
Application notes 2.4-GHz Inverted F Antenna (Rev. D) Jan. 07, 2019
Application notes CRC Implementation (Rev. E) Sep. 27, 2018
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 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 DN034 -- YAGI 2.4 GHz PCB Antenna Oct. 14, 2010
User guides YAGI 2.4-GHz PCB Reference Design 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 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 DN500 -- Packet Transmission Basics (Rev. C) Apr. 06, 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 AN043 -- Small Size 2.4 GHz PCB Antenna (Rev. D) Apr. 04, 2008
Application notes DN021 - CC2500 and CC2510 Sensitivity versus Frequency Offset and Crystal Accura Mar. 10, 2008
Application notes AN048 -- 2.4GHz Chip Antenna (Rev. B) Mar. 04, 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
Application notes DN014 -- Programming Output Powers on CC2500 and CC2550 Oct. 04, 2007
More literature CC2500 Material content Jul. 16, 2007
Application notes DN004 Folded Dipole Antenna for CCC25xx Dec. 05, 2006
More literature CC2500 RoHS Confirmation Jan. 31, 2006

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
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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
DAUGHTER CARDS Download
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Description

These evaluation modules in combination with a motherboard from a CC2500 development kit is designed to help the user to achieve his/hers objectives as quickly as possible.

This evaluation kit includes 2 CC2500EM evaluation modules and antennas. These evaluation modules are add-on daughter (...)

Features

A complete evaluation kit includes:

  • 2 CC2500EM evaluation modules
  • 2 Antennas

INTERFACE ADAPTERS Download
EM Adapter BoosterPack
BOOST-CCEMADAPTER
document-generic User guide
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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 EXAMPLES & DEMOS Download
SLAC139G.ZIP (3466 KB)
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. SimpliciTI was designed for easy implementation and deployment out-of-the-box on several TI RF platforms such as the MSP430 family of low-power MCUs and the CC1XXX/CC25XX/CC430 transceivers and SoCs.

Small RF networks (...)
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 (...)

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOLS 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 (...)
document-generic User guide
CALCULATION TOOLS 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 (...)
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™ CC2xxx devices
SIMPLELINK-2-4GHZ-DESIGN-REVIEWS The SimpleLink hardware design review process provides a way to get in touch, one-on-one, with a subject matter expert that can help review your design and provide valuable feedback. A simple 3-step process for requesting a review as well as links to relevant technical documentation and resources (...)

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
Battery-Operated Wireless Sensor Monitoring Reference Design
TIDM-WIRELESS-SENSORNODE This design, featuring the ultra-low-power MSP430 MCU paired with a sub-GHz RF transceiver, enables a battery-operated wireless sensor monitoring solution. This design demonstrates both access point and wireless nodes, which can share sensor data wirelessly using a network protocol called (...)
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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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