CC1350, SimpleLink™ Wireless Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments offers its CC1350, SimpleLink, ultra-low-power, dual-band wireless microcontroller containing an ARM® Cortex®-M3 (CM3) 32-bit CPU

Image of Texas Instruments' CC1350, SimpleLink™ Wireless MicrocontrollersTexas Instruments' CC1350 is a member of the CC26xx and CC13xx family of cost-effective, ultra-low-power, 2.4 GHz and sub-1 GHz RF devices. Very-low active RF and microcontroller (MCU) current consumption, in addition to flexible low-power modes, provide excellent battery lifetime and allow long-range operation on small coin-cell batteries and in energy-harvesting applications.

The CC1350 is the first device in the CC13xx and CC26xx family of cost-effective, ultra-low-power wireless MCUs capable of handling both sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz RF frequencies. The CC1350 device combines a flexible, very-low-power RF transceiver with a powerful, 48 MHz, Cortex-M3 microcontroller in a platform supporting multiple physical layers and RF standards. A dedicated radio controller (Cortex-M0) handles low-level RF protocol commands that are stored in ROM or RAM, thus ensuring ultra-low power and flexibility to handle both sub-1 GHz protocols and 2.4 GHz protocols (for example Bluetooth low energy). This enables the combination of a sub-1 GHz communication solution that offers the best possible RF range together with a Bluetooth low energy smartphone connection that enables great user experience through a phone application. The sub-1-GHz-only device in this family is the CC1310.

The CC1350 device is a highly integrated, true, single-chip solution incorporating a complete RF system and an on-chip DC-DC converter.

Sensors can be handled in a very low-power manner by a dedicated, autonomous, ultra-low-power MCU that can be configured to handle analog and digital sensors; thus the main MCU (Cortex-M3) can maximize sleep time.

The CC1350 power and clock management and radio systems require specific configuration and handling by software to operate correctly, which has been implemented in the TI-RTOS. TI recommends using this software framework for all application development on the device. The complete TI-RTOS and device drivers are offered in source code free of charge.

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Features
  • Microcontroller:
    • Powerful ARM Cortex-M3
    • EEMBC CoreMark® score: 142
    • EEMBC ULPBench™ score: 158
    • Clock speed up to 48 MHz 
    • 128 KB of in-system programmable Flash
    • 8 KB of SRAM for cache (or as general-purpose RAM)
    • 20 KB of ultra-low-leakage SRAM
    • 2-pin cJTAG and JTAG debugging
    • Supports over-the-air (OTA) updates
  • World’s first dual-band (sub-1 GHz and 2.4 GHz) wireless microcontroller
  • Ultra-low-power sensor controller can run autonomously from the rest of the system
    • 16-bit architecture
    • 2 KB of ultra-low-leakage SRAM for code and data
  • Efficient code-size architecture, placing parts of TI-RTOS, drivers, Bluetooth low energy controller, and Bootloader in ROM
  • RoHS-compliant, 7 mm x 7 mm RGZ VQFN48 (30 GPIOs) package

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CC1350, SimpleLink Wireless Microcontrollers

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 48VFQFNCC1350F128RGZTIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 48VFQFN1294 - ImmediateView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 32VFQFNCC1350F128RSMTIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 32VFQFN360 - ImmediateView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 32VFQFNCC1350F128RHBRIC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 32VFQFN7557 - ImmediateView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 32VFQFNCC1350F128RHBTIC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 32VFQFN201 - ImmediateView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 48VFQFNCC1350F128RGZRIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 48VFQFN4591 - ImmediateView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 32VFQFNCC1350F128RSMRIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 32VFQFN5663 - ImmediateView Details

Evaluation Boards

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFrequencyAvailable QuantityView Details
EVAL BOARD FOR CC1350LAUNCHXL-CC1350USEVAL BOARD FOR CC1350915MHz79 - Immediate
2806 - Factory Stock
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EVAL BOARD FOR CC1350LAUNCHXL-CC1350EUEVAL BOARD FOR CC1350868MHz52 - Immediate
1551 - Factory Stock
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Published: 2016-09-15