TI delivers ZigBee SoC for smart energy, building automation - Embedded.com

TI delivers ZigBee SoC for smart energy, building automation

The CC2538 system-on-chip (SoC) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) incorporates an ARM Cortex-M3 MCU, memory, and hardware accelerators on one piece of silicon. The CC2538 supports ZigBee PRO, ZigBee Smart Energy, and ZigBee Home Automation and lighting standards to deliver interoperability with existing and future ZigBee products. The SoC also supports IP standards-based development using IEEE 802.15.4 and 6LoWPAN IPv6 networks for maximum flexibility.


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Features:

  • Efficient processing for centralized networks and reduced bill of materials cost through integrated ARM Cortex-M3 core Support smart energy infrastructure applications with scalable memory options from 128K to 512K Flash Sustain a mesh network with hundreds of end nodes via integrated 8K to 32K RAM options that are pin-for-pin compatible for maximum flexibility
  • Enable a secure, fast bring-up a system while using less energy through AES-128/256, SHA2 integrated hardware encryption engine, optional ECC-128/256, and RSA hardware acceleration engine for secure key exchange Optimized for battery-powered applications using only 1.3uA in sleep mode Temperature operation up to 125 degrees Celsius
  • Support fast digital management—no interfaces are required externally or between system-on-chip components

The CC2538 development kit (CC2538DK) provides a complete development platform for the CC2538 allowing users to see all functionality without additional layout. It comes with high-performance CC2538 evaluation modules (CC2538EMK) and mother boards with an integrated ARM Cortex-M3 debug probe for software development and peripherals including an LCD, buttons, LEDs, light sensor and accelerometer for creating demo software. The boards are also compatible with TI’s SmartRF Studio for running RF performance tests.

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