Dual band wireless MCU for range of applications

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Described as dual-band wireless MCU with the lowest power consumption, the SimpleLink CC1350 from Texas Instruments supports sub GHz and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity.

Part of TI’s SimpleLink platform, the CC1350 wireless MCU is said to allow developers to move from a three chip solution to a single chip, while reducing design complexity, saving power, cost and board space.

With a range of up to 20km and operating from a coin cell battery, the Cortex-M3 based MCU is targeted at applications in the building and factory automation, alarm and security, smart grid, asset tracking and wireless sensor network sectors.

The CC1350 portfolio will support operation in the 315, 433, 470, 500, 779, 868, 915 and 920MHz bands, as well as 2.4GHz ISM. However, the initial devices will work at 868, 915 and 920MHz. According to the supplier, the device will be available in 4 x 4, 5 x 5 and 7 x 7mm QFN packages, with the 7 x 7mm package available now.