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
(MSP-EXP432P4111).

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
quantities
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
$4.50
MSP432P4x1Y $5.18
MSP432P4x11 $5.99
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