SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation Board


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The SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation Board (TrxEB) is intended to be used together with Texas Instruments’ low-power RF transceivers for evaluation, performance testing and software development.

The following transceiver evaluation modules are supported:

  • CC1101EM*
  • CC11xLEM*
  • CC112xEM*
  • CC1175EM*
  • CC1200EM*
  • CC2500EM
  • CC2520EM

(*) all frequency variants and combinations with CC1190 also supported

The evaluation modules can be bought separately on TI Store as EMKs (evaluation module kits).

What can you do with the SmartRF TrxEB?

  • Develop your radio protocol on the MSP430F5438A MCU. Refer to the code examples on the relevant transceiver’s web page.
  • Evaluate the performance of the transceiver using SmartRF Studio.
  • Compare results obtained with the TrxEB+EM with results from your own hardware.
  • Test your RF design using known good software by connecting the radio on your board to the TrxEB. SmartRF Studio can then be used to exercise the radio.
  • Test your software using known good RF hardware by connecting the MCU on your board to a transceiver EM via breakout pins on the TrxEB.

Please refer to the SmartRFTrxEB User’s Guide for the most up-to-date information about the board. The guide will describe how to install drivers, more details about the peripherals on the board and how to interface with the transceiver evaluation module.

  • MSP430F5438A microcontroller
  • 64x128 pixels serial LCD
  • 4 general purpose LEDs
  • 5 push-buttons
  • 256 kB serial flash
  • Three-axis digital accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Jumpers for current measurements
  • Break-out pins
  • Full-speed USB 2.0 interface
  • SmartRF Studio Support

1 x SmartRFTrxEB 1 x Micro USB cable Documentation

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


Sub-1 GHz products
CC1101 Low-power Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver CC110L Value line Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver CC1120 High performance Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver for narrowband systems CC1121 High performance low power Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver CC1125 Ultra-high performance Sub-1 GHz wireless transceiver for narrowband systems CC113L Value line Sub-1 GHz wireless receiver CC115L Value line Sub-1 GHz wireless transmitter CC1175 High performance wireless transmitter for narrowband systems CC1201 Low power and high performance wireless transceiver


Wi-SUN products
CC1200 Low power and high performance wireless transceiver


Zigbee products
CC2520 Second generation 2.4 GHz ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 wireless transceiver

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* User guide SmartRF Transceiver Evaluation Board User’s Guide (Rev. A) Feb. 10, 2012
Certificate SMARTRFTRXEBK EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jan. 02, 2019
White paper Frequency hopping for long-range IoT networks Jul. 18, 2016

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Hardware development

CC1120EMK-169 CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 169MHz CC1120EMK-420-470 CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 420-470MHz CC1120EMK-868-915 CC1120 Evaluation Module Kit 868-915MHz CC1200EMK-420-470 CC1200 Evaluation Module Kit 420-470 MHz CC1200EMK-868-930 CC1200 Evaluation Module Kit 868-930 MHz CC2500EMK CC2500EMK Evaluation Module 2.4 GHz CC2520EMK CC2520 Evaluation Module Kit

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