SimpleLink™ ZigBee® Network Range Extender Reference Design


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ZigBee applications such as home and industrial automation, lighting, metering, and sensor networks could need longer RF transmission range and better sensitivity than the stand-alone CC2530 can offer. TI's new SimpleLink CC2530-CC2592 reference design pairs the cost-effective SimpleLink ZigBee CC2530 wireless MCU with SimpleLink CC2592 range extender improving the receiver sensitivity by 2-3 dB and increasing the total link budget to 120 dB, enabling significant improvements in the range of each node in the ZigBee network.

  • Optimized integrated power amplifier and low-noise amplifier to increase the transmission range of CC2530 by 4x
  • Up to +22dBm output power to achieve more stable system with longer range
  • 3dB increased sensitivity which means -100dBm sensitivity for CC2530 in ZigBee applications to reach longer distance between nodes
  • A complete radio + range extender combo solution
  • A complete system reference design including both the SimpleLink CC2530 ZigBee radio and the SimpleLink CC2592 Range Extender
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Zigbee products

CC2530Zigbee and IEEE 802.15.4 wireless MCU with 256kB Flash and 8kB RAM

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Other wireless technologies

CC2530-RF4CEZigbee, IEEE 802.15.4 and RF4CE wireless MCU with 256kB Flash and 8kB RAM

Data sheet: PDF
Other wireless technologies

CC25922.4 GHz range extender with up to +22 dBm output power

Data sheet: PDF

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Application note Using CC2592 Front End with CC2530 (Rev. A) PDF | HTML Jul. 29, 2015

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