TI delivers high-temp Bluetooth Smart wireless MCU - Embedded.com

TI delivers high-temp Bluetooth Smart wireless MCU

The SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T from Texas Instruments (TI) is a highly-reliable, low power wireless microcontroller (MCU) that offers an extended temperature range of -40C to 125C and USB connectivity for industrial applications. The CC2540T is a complete solution for easier development with TI's BLE-Stack software and sample applications, including over-the-air download support for in-field updates.



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Bluetooth Smart new features:

  • Small form factor, low power connectivity for industrial and consumer lighting
  • Wireless human machine interface (HMI) and remote display saves costs, improves user experiences and enables remote display, monitoring and debugging
  • Wireless human machine interface (HMI) and remote display saves costs, improves user experiences and enables remote display, monitoring and debugging
  • Storage of personalized preferences, such as operator setups and ergonomic details, on your mobile device
  • Transfer maintenance-related data to and from difficult-to-reach equipment via a mobile device for sending updates, such as firmware and calibration values
  • Cable replacement of RS-232, RS-485 or USB connections with moderate throughputs (<100 kbps) including motor drive and control can use Bluetooth Smart transmissions

The SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2540T wireless MCU is part of TI's free sample program and is available through TI authorized distributors starting at $2.30 per 1,000 units.

Fast development with CC2540- and CC2541-based tools including:

  • The CC2540 Development Kit (CC2540DK ): A complete performance test platform with the same functionality as the CC2540T for $299
  • The CC2540 Mini Development Kit (CC2540DK-MINI ): A software development reference design for $99
  • The CC2541 SensorTag Development Kit (CC2541DK-SENSOR ): A mobile app development platform for $25
  • The CC-debugger and programmer for $49

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