Lowest-power multi-standard, multi-band MCUs connect the building, factory and grid via Thread, Zigbee, Bluetooth 5 and Sub-1 GHz

Texas Instruments CC1312R CC1352R CC2642R CC2652R MSP432P4

New TI SimpleLink™ MCU platform devices offer advanced integration for concurrent multi-standard and multi-band connectivity

To meet growing connectivity needs for buildings, factories and the grid, Texas Instruments (TI) introduced its newest SimpleLink™ wireless and wired microcontrollers (MCUs). These new devices offer industry-leading low power consumption and concurrent multi-standard and multi-band connectivity for Thread, Zigbee®, Bluetooth® 5 and Sub-1 GHz. With more memory and unlimited connectivity options, the expanded SimpleLink MCU platform offers designers 100 percent code reuse across TI's ARM® Cortex®-M4-based MCUs to enhance and connect sensor networks to the cloud.

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New SimpleLink MCUs support the following wireless connectivity options:

  • Sub-1 GHz:
    CC1312R wireless MCU.
  • Multi-band:
    (Sub-1 GHz, Bluetooth low energy, Thread and Zigbee): CC1352R and CC1352P wireless MCUs.
  • Bluetooth low energy:
    CC2642R wireless MCU.
  • Multi-standard:
    (Bluetooth low energy, Thread and Zigbee): CC2652R wireless MCU.
  • Host MCU with up to 2 MB of memory:
    MSP432P4 MCUs.

Key features and benefits of the new SimpleLink MCUs

  • The lowest power:
    The new wireless and host MCUs consistently achieve the lowest power in the industry, more than 10 years on a coin-cell battery, and now offer a newly enhanced low-power sensor controller with current consumption as low as 1.5 µA for a 100 Hz comparator reading.
  • More than 10 connectivity protocols:
    The expanded SimpleLink MCU platform supports a variety of connectivity protocols and standards for 2.4 GHz and Sub-1 GHz bands, including the latest Thread and Zigbee standards, Bluetooth low energy, IEEE 802.15.4g, Wireless M-Bus and more.
  • Option for extended range:
    With the multi-band CC1352P wireless MCU, developers can extend range even further for metering and building automation applications using its integrated power amplifier with high output power of +20-dBm and transmit current as low as 60 mA.
  • 2 MB of flash memory:
    New SimpleLink MSP432P4 MCUs, with an integrated 16-bit precision ADC, give developers eight times more code space and the ability to host multiple wireless connectivity stacks and a 320-segment liquid crystal display (LCD) with extended temperature range for industrial applications.
  • Enhanced security features:
    The CC13x2 and CC26x2 wireless MCUs offer new security hardware accelerators for the following encryption protocols: AES-128/256, SHA2-512, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC), RSA-2048 and true random number generator (TRNG).
  • Code compatibility:
    These new products are all supported by the SimpleLink software development kit (SDK) and provide a unified framework for platform extension through 100 percent application code reuse.

To assist in developing with the SimpleLink MCU platform, TI offers the SimpleLink Academy, a comprehensive and interactive learning experience with overviews and training tutorials on the supported industry standards and technologies.

Availability and pricing

Developers can get started immediately with SimpleLink MCU-based TI LaunchPad™ development kits available through the TI store and authorized distributors. The LAUNCHXL-CC26X2R1, LAUNCHXL-CC1312R1 and LAUNCHXL-CC1352R1 are available for US$39.99. The MSP-EXP432P4111 is available for US$17.99.

LaunchPad kit with CC1312 MCU (LAUNCHXL-CC1312R1)
LaunchPad kit with CC1312 MCU (LAUNCHXL-CC1312R1).
MSP432P4111 SimpleLink Microcontroller LaunchPad Development Kit (MSP-EXP432P4111)
MSP432P4111 SimpleLink Microcontroller LaunchPad Development Kit

TI's new SimpleLink MCU devices are available through the TI store and authorized distributors with packages and pricing as listed in the table below.

Device name Package Pricing in 1,000-unit
CC1312R 7 mm2 QFN $3.89
CC1352R 7 mm2 QFN $4.73
CC1352P 7 mm2 QFN $5.25
CC2652R 7 mm2 QFN $3.05
CC2642R 7 mm2 QFN $2.65
MSP432P4x1V 9 mm2 QFN
16×16 LQFP
MSP432P4x1Y $5.18
MSP432P4x11 $5.99
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