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Frequency 134.2 kHz, Sub-1-GHz Standard Proprietary (Sub-1 GHz and low frequency) Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog Transmission principle HDX - FSK, 2-FSK, 2-GFSK, MSK, OOK, ASK
Frequency 134.2 kHz, Sub-1-GHz Standard Proprietary (Sub-1 GHz and low frequency) Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog Transmission principle HDX - FSK, 2-FSK, 2-GFSK, MSK, OOK, ASK
VQFN (RGC) 64 81 mm² 9 x 9
  • True System-In-Package Based On MSP430 Microcontroller With Sub-1-GHz Transceiver System-On-Chip (SoC) and Additional 3D LF Wake-up and Transponder Interface
  • Wide Supply Voltage Range: 3.6 V Down To 1.8 V
  • Ultra-Low Power Consumption
    • CPU Active Mode (AM): 160 µA/MHz
    • Standby Mode (LPM3 Real-Time Clock [RTC] Mode): 2.0 µA
    • Off Mode (LPM4 RAM Retention): 1.0 µA
    • Radio in Receive: 15 mA, 250 kbps, 915 MHz
  • MSP430 System and Peripherals
    • 16-Bit RISC Architecture, Extended Memory, up to 20-MHz System Clock
    • Wake up From Standby Mode in Less Than 6 µs
    • Flexible Power-Management System With SVS and Brownout
    • Unified Clock System With FLL
    • 16-Bit Timer TA0, Timer_A With Five Capture/Compare Registers
    • 16-Bit Timer TA1, Timer_A With Three Capture/Compare Registers
    • Hardware RTC
    • Two Universal Serial Communication Interfaces (USCIs)
      • USCI_A0 Supports UART, IrDA, SPI
      • USCI_B0 Supports I2C, SPI
    • 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) With Internal Reference, Sample-and-Hold, and Autoscan Features
    • Comparator
    • 128-Bit AES Security Encryption and Decryption Coprocessor
    • 32-Bit Hardware Multiplier
    • 3-Channel Internal DMA
    • Serial Onboard Programming, No External Programming Voltage Needed
    • Embedded Emulation Module (EEM)
  • High-Performance Sub-1-GHz Radio Frequency (RF) Transceiver Core
    • Same as in CC1101
    • Wide Supply Voltage Range: 2 V to 3.6 V
    • Frequency Bands: 300 MHz to 348 MHz, 389 MHz to 464 MHz, and 779 MHz to 928 MHz
    • Programmable Data Rate From 0.6 kBaud to 500 kBaud
    • High Sensitivity (–117 dBm at 0.6 kBaud, –111 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 315 MHz, 1% Packet Error Rate)
    • Excellent Receiver Selectivity and Blocking Performance
    • Programmable Output Power up to +12 dBm for All Supported Frequencies
    • 2-FSK, 2-GFSK, and MSK Supported as Well as OOK and Flexible ASK Shaping
    • Flexible Support for Packet-Oriented Systems: On-Chip Support for Sync Word Detection, Address Check, Flexible Packet Length, and Automatic CRC Handling
    • Support for Automatic Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) Before Transmitting (for Listen-Before-Talk Systems)
    • Digital RSSI Output
    • Suited for Systems Targeting Compliance With EN 300 220 (Europe) and FCC CFR Part 15 (US)
    • Suited for Systems Targeting Compliance With Wireless M-Bus Standard EN 13757-4:2005
    • Support for Asynchronous and Synchronous Serial Receive and Transmit Mode for Backward Compatibility With Existing Radio Communication Protocols
  • High-Performance Low-Frequency (LF) Interface
    • 3D Wake-up Receiver
      • Low Standby Current Consumption: 4.4 µA
      • Regular Sensitivity Mode: 3.7 mVpp → Approximate 3-m Wake Range
      • High Sensitivity Mode: 0.5 mVpp → Approximate 6-m Wake Range
      • Low Sensitivity Variation
      • Digital RSSI, 72 dB, 8-Bit Logarithmic
      • Two Independent Wake Patterns, 0-Bit to 24-Bit Length
      • Dedicated Sensitivity Levels for Both Wake Patterns
      • Integrated LF Bit Stream Data Decoding and Digital Data Output
    • AES-128 Hardware Encryption Coprocessor
    • Resonant Frequency: 134.2 kHz
      • Embedded Resonant Trimming for All Three Resonant Circuits
    • 3D Transponder Interface
      • Transponder Read Range up to 4 in (10 cm), Power Received From LF RF Field
      • Half-Duplex (HDX) Communication Protocol
      • Selectable Challenge/Response Length: 32/32, 64/64, or 96/64 Bit
      • Mutual Authentication For All Commands With 32-Bit Reader Signature
      • Burst Read Mode
      • Anticollision Encryption
    • EEPROM Memory Size of 2048 Bytes
      • Available User EEPROM is 1776 Bytes
      • Encryption Keys 4 × 128 Bits
      • Configurable Page Types for Selective Access Grant
      • All Pages Lockable (No Reprogramming Possible)
    • Switch Interface With up to Eight Inputs
  • True System-In-Package Based On MSP430 Microcontroller With Sub-1-GHz Transceiver System-On-Chip (SoC) and Additional 3D LF Wake-up and Transponder Interface
  • Wide Supply Voltage Range: 3.6 V Down To 1.8 V
  • Ultra-Low Power Consumption
    • CPU Active Mode (AM): 160 µA/MHz
    • Standby Mode (LPM3 Real-Time Clock [RTC] Mode): 2.0 µA
    • Off Mode (LPM4 RAM Retention): 1.0 µA
    • Radio in Receive: 15 mA, 250 kbps, 915 MHz
  • MSP430 System and Peripherals
    • 16-Bit RISC Architecture, Extended Memory, up to 20-MHz System Clock
    • Wake up From Standby Mode in Less Than 6 µs
    • Flexible Power-Management System With SVS and Brownout
    • Unified Clock System With FLL
    • 16-Bit Timer TA0, Timer_A With Five Capture/Compare Registers
    • 16-Bit Timer TA1, Timer_A With Three Capture/Compare Registers
    • Hardware RTC
    • Two Universal Serial Communication Interfaces (USCIs)
      • USCI_A0 Supports UART, IrDA, SPI
      • USCI_B0 Supports I2C, SPI
    • 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) With Internal Reference, Sample-and-Hold, and Autoscan Features
    • Comparator
    • 128-Bit AES Security Encryption and Decryption Coprocessor
    • 32-Bit Hardware Multiplier
    • 3-Channel Internal DMA
    • Serial Onboard Programming, No External Programming Voltage Needed
    • Embedded Emulation Module (EEM)
  • High-Performance Sub-1-GHz Radio Frequency (RF) Transceiver Core
    • Same as in CC1101
    • Wide Supply Voltage Range: 2 V to 3.6 V
    • Frequency Bands: 300 MHz to 348 MHz, 389 MHz to 464 MHz, and 779 MHz to 928 MHz
    • Programmable Data Rate From 0.6 kBaud to 500 kBaud
    • High Sensitivity (–117 dBm at 0.6 kBaud, –111 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 315 MHz, 1% Packet Error Rate)
    • Excellent Receiver Selectivity and Blocking Performance
    • Programmable Output Power up to +12 dBm for All Supported Frequencies
    • 2-FSK, 2-GFSK, and MSK Supported as Well as OOK and Flexible ASK Shaping
    • Flexible Support for Packet-Oriented Systems: On-Chip Support for Sync Word Detection, Address Check, Flexible Packet Length, and Automatic CRC Handling
    • Support for Automatic Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) Before Transmitting (for Listen-Before-Talk Systems)
    • Digital RSSI Output
    • Suited for Systems Targeting Compliance With EN 300 220 (Europe) and FCC CFR Part 15 (US)
    • Suited for Systems Targeting Compliance With Wireless M-Bus Standard EN 13757-4:2005
    • Support for Asynchronous and Synchronous Serial Receive and Transmit Mode for Backward Compatibility With Existing Radio Communication Protocols
  • High-Performance Low-Frequency (LF) Interface
    • 3D Wake-up Receiver
      • Low Standby Current Consumption: 4.4 µA
      • Regular Sensitivity Mode: 3.7 mVpp → Approximate 3-m Wake Range
      • High Sensitivity Mode: 0.5 mVpp → Approximate 6-m Wake Range
      • Low Sensitivity Variation
      • Digital RSSI, 72 dB, 8-Bit Logarithmic
      • Two Independent Wake Patterns, 0-Bit to 24-Bit Length
      • Dedicated Sensitivity Levels for Both Wake Patterns
      • Integrated LF Bit Stream Data Decoding and Digital Data Output
    • AES-128 Hardware Encryption Coprocessor
    • Resonant Frequency: 134.2 kHz
      • Embedded Resonant Trimming for All Three Resonant Circuits
    • 3D Transponder Interface
      • Transponder Read Range up to 4 in (10 cm), Power Received From LF RF Field
      • Half-Duplex (HDX) Communication Protocol
      • Selectable Challenge/Response Length: 32/32, 64/64, or 96/64 Bit
      • Mutual Authentication For All Commands With 32-Bit Reader Signature
      • Burst Read Mode
      • Anticollision Encryption
    • EEPROM Memory Size of 2048 Bytes
      • Available User EEPROM is 1776 Bytes
      • Encryption Keys 4 × 128 Bits
      • Configurable Page Types for Selective Access Grant
      • All Pages Lockable (No Reprogramming Possible)
    • Switch Interface With up to Eight Inputs

The TI RF430F5978 system-in-package adds a 3D low-frequency (LF) wake-up and transponder interface to the CC430 ultra-low-power microcontroller system-on-chip (SoC) with integrated sub-1-GHz RF transceiver. This architecture allows activation and deactivation of the device in a dedicated and well-defined area "on-demand" to achieve extended battery life for the whole system. The embedded LF transponder interface is always functional even without battery supply and offers the highest level of security through its 128-bit AES encryption for challenge/response and mutual authentication. The embedded LF transponder interface also adds 2KB of programmable EEPROM memory to the system.

The CC430 ultra-low-power microcontroller system-on-chip (SoC) combines the CC1101 sub-1-GHz RF transceiver with the powerful MSP430 16-bit RISC CPU. Sixteen-bit registers and constant generators contribute to maximum code efficiency. The RF430F5978 device features the MSP430 CPUXV2, 32KB of in-system programmable flash memory, 4KB of RAM, two 16-bit timers, a high-performance 12-bit ADC with six external inputs plus internal temperature and battery sensors, a comparator, two USCIs, a 128-bit AES security accelerator, a hardware multiplier, DMA, and an RTC module with alarm capabilities.

The RF430F5978 provides a tight integration between the microcontroller core, its peripherals, software, and the integrated sub-1-GHz RF transceiver and 3D LF transceiver for wake-up and transponder interface, making these solutions easy to use while improving performance.

For complete module descriptions, see the (SLAU378).

The TI RF430F5978 system-in-package adds a 3D low-frequency (LF) wake-up and transponder interface to the CC430 ultra-low-power microcontroller system-on-chip (SoC) with integrated sub-1-GHz RF transceiver. This architecture allows activation and deactivation of the device in a dedicated and well-defined area "on-demand" to achieve extended battery life for the whole system. The embedded LF transponder interface is always functional even without battery supply and offers the highest level of security through its 128-bit AES encryption for challenge/response and mutual authentication. The embedded LF transponder interface also adds 2KB of programmable EEPROM memory to the system.

The CC430 ultra-low-power microcontroller system-on-chip (SoC) combines the CC1101 sub-1-GHz RF transceiver with the powerful MSP430 16-bit RISC CPU. Sixteen-bit registers and constant generators contribute to maximum code efficiency. The RF430F5978 device features the MSP430 CPUXV2, 32KB of in-system programmable flash memory, 4KB of RAM, two 16-bit timers, a high-performance 12-bit ADC with six external inputs plus internal temperature and battery sensors, a comparator, two USCIs, a 128-bit AES security accelerator, a hardware multiplier, DMA, and an RTC module with alarm capabilities.

The RF430F5978 provides a tight integration between the microcontroller core, its peripherals, software, and the integrated sub-1-GHz RF transceiver and 3D LF transceiver for wake-up and transponder interface, making these solutions easy to use while improving performance.

For complete module descriptions, see the (SLAU378).

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* Data sheet RF430F5978 MSP430™ System-in-Package With Sub-1-GHz Transceiver and 3D LF Wake-up and Transponder Interface datasheet (Rev. A) 28 Oct 2015
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Development kit

RF430F5978EVM — Sub 1 GHz Transceiver, LF Wake Receiver/Transponder SoC eval Kit

The RF430F5978EVM, including the user software SLRC001, is a complete evaluation platform to evaluate the key features of the RF430F5978 transponder:

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  • 3D LF long range trigger/wake up function
  • Passive, batteryless transponder communication
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The MSP-FET is a powerful emulation development tool – often called a debug probe – which allows users to quickly begin development on MSP low-power microcontrollers (MCU).

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The MSP Gang Programmer (MSP-GANG) is a MSP430™/MSP432™ device programmer that can program up to eight identical MSP430/MSP432 Flash or FRAM devices at the same time. It connects to a host PC using a standard RS-232 or USB connection and provides flexible programming options that allow (...)

Software development kit (SDK)

MSPWARE — MSP430Ware for MSP Microcontrollers

MSP430Ware is a collection of resources that help users to effectively create and build MSP430 code. These resources support ALL MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs). As one user mentioned, “It’s essentially everything developers need to become MSP430 microcontroller experts!”

This complete collection of (...)

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MSP-GRLIB — MSP Graphics Library

The MSP Graphics Library is a royalty-free set of graphics primitives for displaying images or creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on MSP430 and MSP432 microcontroller-based boards that use a graphical display. The graphics library consists of two functional layers: 1) the display driver (...)
Driver or library

MSP-IQMATHLIB — Fixed Point Math Library for MSP

The Texas Instruments® MSP IQmath and Qmath Libraries are a collection of highly optimized and high-precision mathematical functions for C programmers to seamlessly port a floating-point algorithm into fixed-point code on MSP430 and MSP432 devices. These routines are typically used in (...)
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RF430F5978EVM Software

SLRC001.ZIP (20572 KB)
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

CCSTUDIO-MSP — Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers

Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, (...)

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MSP430-GCC-OPENSOURCE — GCC - Open Source Compiler for MSP Microcontrollers

MSP430™ GCC open source package is a complete debugger and open source C/C++ compiler toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications based on MSP430 microcontrollers. This compiler supports all MSP430 devices without code size limitations. This compiler can be used standalone from the (...)
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IAR-KICKSTART — IAR Embedded Workbench

IAR Embedded Workbench delivers a complete development toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications for your selected target microcontroller. The included IAR C/C++ Compiler generates highly optimized code for your application, and the C-SPY Debugger is a fully integrated debugger for (...)
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