RF Sensor Node Development Platform for 6LoWPAN and 2.4 GHz Applications


Design files


The RF Sensor Node Platform is intended as a miniature development platform for 6LoWPAN and 2.4 GHz applications. The platform has three on-board sensors which includes a 3-axis accelerometer, a temperature sensor and two light sensors. The RF Sensor Node Platform can be a stand-alone sensor node or can be paired to either a PLC (Power-line communication) board or an RF interface board, making a hybrid node. The RF node supports 2.4GHz RF protocols which includes 6LoWPAN or ZigBee®. Since the links between the nodes can be wired and/or wireless, hybrid networks offer better reliability and noise resistance than traditional nodes.

  • On-board 3-axis accelerometer, temperature, and light sensor allows for multiple parameter sensing
  • Low power MCU and RF Transceiver allows for longer battery life
  • High efficiency charge pump allows for low power (1.2V) operation
  • USB and JTAG interface for onboard programming and debugging
  • Small development platform for 2.4GHz/6LoWPAN RF solutions
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

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TIDU240.PDF (969 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDC300.ZIP (35767 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR432.PDF (141 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR431.ZIP (28 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

MSP430 microcontrollers

MSP430F5438A25-MHz MCU with 256-KB flash, 16-KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, timer, HW multiplier

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Charge pumps (inductorless)

TPS60300Single cell to 3.3V, 20mA dual output, high efficiency charge pump with open-drain power-good output

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Digital temperature sensors

TMP106±2°C, 2.7V to 5.5V digital temperature sensor with I2C/SMBus interface & alert in

Data sheet: PDF
Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS727250-mA, ultra-low-IQ, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
Load switches

TPS229013.6-V, 0.5-A, 78-mΩ, 22-nA leakage load switch

Data sheet: PDF
Zigbee products

CC2520Second generation 2.4 GHz ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 wireless transceiver

Data sheet: PDF

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* Design guide RF Sensor Node Platform for 6LoWPAN and 2.4 GHz Applications Design Guide Feb. 27, 2014

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