Performance Line Development Kit
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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 power consumption can be measured easily. This kit supports 868MHz and 915MHz. Additionald Evaluation Module Kits can be purchased separately to support other frequencies.

The kit includes the SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation board (TrxEB), which has a number of useful features for development of prototype software, as well as USB connectivity making it possible to connect the board to a PC and control the radio from SmartRF Studio. In short, the TrxEB includes

  • MSP430F5438 MCU
  • USB interface
  • 128 x 64 dot matrix LCD
  • 3 axis digital accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

The software examples provided with the kit can be used as a basis for working with the Transceiver Evaluation Board and the connected radio.

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Step 1: Buy the CC1120DK
Step 2: Download both the software examples: swrc253 and swrc219

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

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Performance Line Development Kit


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Technical documentation
Application notes (3)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 478 07 Jul 2015
Multiple Files   05 Dec 2012
PDF 596 08 Aug 2011
User guides (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 1864 02 May 2013
PDF 3489 10 Feb 2012
White papers (3)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 873 16 Oct 2017
PDF 779 28 Oct 2014
PDF 749 08 Mar 2014
More literature (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 39 02 Jan 2019
PDF 1202 09 Mar 2016

Software development (2)

Design tools & simulation (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
SmartRF Studio  SMARTRFTM-STUDIO  Calculation tools 

Hardware development (4)

Name Part Number Tool Type
CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 169MHz  CC1120EMK-169  Daughter cards 
CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 420-470MHz  CC1120EMK-420-470  Daughter cards 
CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 868-915MHz  CC1120EMK-868-915  Daughter cards 
CC1121 Evaluation Module Kit 868-915MHz  CC1121EMK-868-915  Daughter cards 

Reference Designs (4)

Name Part Number Tool Type
CC1120EM 169 MHz Reference Design  CC1120EM-169-RD  Reference design 
CC1120EM 420/470 MHz Reference Design  CC1120EM-420-470-RD  Reference design 
CC1120EM 868/915 MHz Reference Design  CC1120EM-868-915-RD  Reference design 
CC1120EM 955 MHz Reference Design  CC1120EM-955-RD  Reference design 

TI Devices (4)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC1120  High performance Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver for narrowband systems  SimpleLink Solutions 
CC1121  High performance low power Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver  SimpleLink Solutions 
CC1125  Ultra-high performance Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver for narrowband systems  RF & microwave 
CC1175  High performance wireless transmitter for narrowband systems  SimpleLink Solutions 

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