SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack




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
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Important note

This software is not recommended for new designs. No development efforts ongoing for bug fixes or feature enhancements. Please leverage one of our software example libraries as a starting point.


Driver or library

SIMPLICITI-CCS SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack- CCS

Supported products & hardware
Driver or library

SIMPLICITI-IAR SimpliciTI Compliant Protocol Stack- IAR

Supported products & hardware
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

SimpliciTI-CCS-1.1.1.exe (Rev. A) SWRC132A.ZIP (9918KB)

Supported products & hardware
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

SimpliciTI-IAR-1.1.1.exe (Rev. D) SWRC099D.ZIP (11019KB)

Supported products & hardware
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

SimpliciTI-IAR-1.2.0.exe (Rev. E) SWRC099E.ZIP (12459KB)

Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Other wireless technologies
CC2500 Low Cost, Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver Designed for Low-Power Wireless Apps in the 2.4 GHz ISM B CC2510 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, and 16KB or 32 KB Memory CC2510F8 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU and 8 kB Flash memory CC2511 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, 16KB or 32KB Flash memory and full-speed USB interface CC2511F8 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver, 8051 MCU, 8 kB Flash memory and full-speed USB interface CC2530-RF4CE Zigbee, IEEE 802.15.4 and RF4CE wireless MCU with 256kB Flash and 8kB RAM CC2591 2.4 GHz range extender
Daughter card
CC2530EMK CC2530 Evaluation Module Kit

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Technical article The Invisible Technology - Now on Sale! 13 Jan 2014
Technical article Get that cow out of my shower!! 10 Apr 2013
More literature Wireless Connectivity Portfolio 06 Jan 2011
More literature SimpliciTI Change Log (Rev. A) 07 Jan 2010
Application note DN118 -- Porting SimpliciTI to the SmartRF CCxx10 Target Board 01 Dec 2009
More literature SimpliciTI Overview (Rev. B) 01 Dec 2008

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