SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack
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SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack- CCS


ACTIVE 1.1.1   18-DEC-2009  

SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack- IAR


ACTIVE 1.2.0   28-NOV-2011  
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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 typically contain battery operated devices which require long battery life, low data rate and low duty cycle and have a limited number of nodes talking directly to each other or through an access point or range extenders. Access point and range extenders are not required but provide extra functionality such as store and forward messages. With SimpliciTI the MCU resource requirements are minimal which results in the low system cost.

The sample applications run out-of-the-box on several hardware platforms:

  • SmartRF04 + CC2430EM Development Board
  • SmartRF05 + MSP430F2618 + CC2520EM Development Board
  • MSP430FG4618/F2013 Experimenter Board with CC1100EM, CC1101EM or CC2500EM
  • eZ430-RF2500 Development Tool
  • CC430 Wireless Development Tool
  • CC1110-CC1111DK and CC2510-CC2511DK

For more information on SimpliciTI™ please visit our SimpliciTI™ wiki page.

Check out the TI SmartRF Packet Sniffer for SimpliciTI below. The packet sniffer runs on a wide variety of capture devices and can visualize the radio traffic on air in real-time. This graphic shows an example of a live capture with the SmartRF Packet Sniffer.

  • 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 examples:
    • Alarm & security: occupancy sensors, light sensors, carbon monoxide sensors, glass-breakage detectors
    • Smoke detectors
    • Automatic meter reading: gas meters, water meters, e-meters
    • Active RF-ID applications

Compatibility Issues


SimpliciTI is supplied as full source code and the supplied projects can be compiled using the CCS and IAR EW430 for MSP430 or EW8051 for 8051 SoCs. Evaluation versions of the IAR compilers can be downloaded from Small applications can be built using the free evaluation version. Please contact your local IAR office for further details.

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Application note (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 308 01 Dec 2009
More literature (3)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 110 06 Jan 2011
PDF 46 07 Jan 2010
PDF 924 01 Dec 2008

Software development (3)

Hardware development (3)

Name Part Number Tool Type
CC2530 Evaluation Module Kit  CC2530EMK  Daughter card 
CC2510/CC2511 Development Kit  CC2510-CC2511DK  Development kit 
MSP430FG4618/F2013 Experimenter Board  MSP-EXP430FG4618  Evaluation board 

TI Devices (15)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC1100  Highly Integrated MultiCh RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps  Wireless connectivity 
CC1100E  Low-power Sub-1GHz wireless transceiver for China and Japan frequency bands  Wireless connectivity 
CC1101  Low-power Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver  Wireless connectivity 
CC110L  Value line Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver  Wireless connectivity 
CC1110-CC1111  Sub-1 GHz wireless MCU with up to 32 kB flash memory  Wireless connectivity 
CC2430  System-on-Chip Solution for 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee™  Wireless connectivity 
CC2500  Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B  Wireless connectivity 
CC2510  2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, and 16KB or 32 KB Memory  Wireless connectivity 
CC2510F8  2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU and 8 kB Flash memory  Wireless connectivity 
CC2511  2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, 16KB or 32KB Flash memory and full-speed USB interface  Wireless connectivity 
CC2511F8  2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, 8 kB Flash memory and full-speed USB interface  Wireless connectivity 
CC2520  Second generation 2.4 GHz ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 wireless transceiver  Wireless connectivity 
CC2530  Zigbee and IEEE 802.15.4 wireless MCU with 256kB Flash and 8kB RAM  Wireless connectivity 
CC2530-RF4CE  Zigbee, IEEE 802.15.4 and RF4CE wireless MCU with 256kB Flash and 8kB RAM  Wireless connectivity 
CC2591  2.4 GHz Range Extender  Wireless connectivity 

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