CC2538 Foundation Firmware
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CC2538 Foundation Firmware


ACTIVE   06-May-2013  


The CC2538 foundation firmware is an extensive collection of software libraries for the CC2538 - an ARM Cortex-M3 based IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF system-on-chip. The foundation firmware contains the following components:

  1. driverlib: This is the low level peripheral driver library for easy access to all modules on the CC2538. In addition to defining all the hardware registers and bit masks, it contains functions for configuration and controlling of modules like the ADC, GPIO, I2C, SSI, UART, DMA, Timers, and the system controller. Driverlib comes with an extensive set of examples showing how to use the driverlib functions to operate the peripherals on the device.
  2. usblib: Complete software framework to take full advantage of the USB device controller on the CC2538. The library implements all the standard USB requests and provides hooks to support any USB device class implementation. The library comes with examples for a USB CDC-ACM (serial port) device and a simple HID device.
  3. bsp: This is the board support package, containing drivers to access the external peripherals on the development boards for the CC2538, like the SmartRF06EB. The bsp is provided to simplify the process of developing demo and prototype software running on the hardware provided in the CC2538 development kits.

The foundation firmware is written in C (C99) to make development and deployment efficient and easy. The use of compiler specific intrinsic functions and directives (pragmas) is limited to a minimum to support a wide variety of compilers and software development tools. Out-of-the box, Code Composer Studio and IAR Embedded Workbench is supported. The code is provided in source code and is licensed under a TI BSD open source software license.

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Application note (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
Multiple Files   04 Feb 2015
User guide (5)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 9618 13 Mar 2017
PDF 147 08 May 2013
PDF 740 06 May 2013
PDF 229 18 Apr 2013
PDF 321 11 Oct 2012
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 3775 06 May 2013

Software development (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
A fully compliant ZigBee 3.x solution: Z-Stack  Z-STACK  Driver or library 

TI Devices (1)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC2538  32-bit Arm Cortex-M3 Zigbee, 6LoWPAN, and IEEE 802.15.4 wireless MCU with 512kB Flash and 32kB RAM  Wireless connectivity 

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