The Texas Instruments CC430 family of ultralow-power microcontroller system-on-chip (SoC) with integrated RF transceiver cores consists of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for a wide range of applications. The architecture, combined with five low-power modes, is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable measurement applications. The device features the powerful MSP430 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency.
The CC430 family provides a tight integration between the microcontroller core, its peripherals, software, and the RF transceiver, making these true SoC solutions easy to use as well as improving performance.
The CC430F61xx series are microcontroller SoC configurations that combine the excellent performance of the state-of-the-art CC1101 sub-1-GHz RF transceiver with the MSP430 CPUXV2, up to 32KB of in-system programmable flash memory, up to 4KB of RAM, two 16-bit timers, a high-performance 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with eight external inputs plus internal temperature and battery sensors on CC430F613x devices, a comparator, universal serial communication interfaces (USCIs), a 128-bit AES security accelerator, a hardware multiplier, a DMA, a real-time clock (RTC) module with alarm capabilities, an LCD driver, and up to 44 I/O pins.
The CC430F513x series are microcontroller SoC configurations that combine the excellent performance of the state-of-the-art CC1101 sub-1-GHz RF transceiver with the MSP430 CPUXV2, up to 32KB of in-system programmable flash memory, up to 4KB of RAM, two 16-bit timers, a high performance 12-bit ADC with six external inputs plus internal temperature and battery sensors, a comparator, universal serial communication interfaces (USCIs), a 128-bit AES security accelerator, a hardware multiplier, a DMA, an RTC module with alarm capabilities, and up to 30 I/O pins.
Typical applications for these devices include wireless analog and digital sensor systems, heat cost allocators, thermostats, metering (AMR or AMI), and smart grid wireless networks.
For complete module descriptions, see the CC430 Family User’s Guide (SLAU259).
True System-on-Chip (SoC) for Low-Power Wireless Communication Applications
Wide Supply Voltage Range: 3.6 V Down to 1.8 V
CPU Active Mode (AM): 160 µA/MHz
Standby Mode (LPM3 RTC Mode): 2.0 µA
Off Mode (LPM4 RAM Retention): 1.0 µA
Radio in RX: 15 mA, 250 kbps, 915 MHz
MSP430 System and Peripherals
16-Bit RISC Architecture, Extended Memory, up to 20-MHz System Clock
Wake Up From Standby Mode in Less Than 6 µs
Flexible Power-Management System With SVS and Brownout
Unified Clock System With FLL
16-Bit Timer TA0, Timer_A With Five Capture/Compare Registers
16-Bit Timer TA1, Timer_A With Three Capture/Compare Registers
Hardware Real-Time Clock (RTC)
Two Universal Serial Communication Interfaces
USCI_A0 Supports UART, IrDA, SPI
USCI_B0 Supports I2C, SPI
12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) With Internal Reference, Sample-and-Hold, and Autoscan Features (CC430F613x and CC430F513x Only)
Integrated LCD Driver With Contrast Control for up to 96 Segments (CC430F61xx Only)
128-Bit AES Security Encryption and Decryption Coprocessor
32-Bit Hardware Multiplier
Three-Channel Internal DMA
Serial Onboard Programming, No External Programming Voltage Needed
Embedded Emulation Module (EEM)
High-Performance Sub-1-GHz RF Transceiver Core
Same as in CC1101
Wide Supply Voltage Range: 2.0 V to 3.6 V
Frequency Bands: 300 MHz to 348 MHz, 389 MHz to 464 MHz, and 779 MHz to 928 MHz
Programmable Data Rate From 0.6 kBaud to 500 kBaud
High Sensitivity (–117 dBm at 0.6 kBaud, –111 dBm at 1.2 kBaud, 315 MHz, 1% Packet Error Rate)
Excellent Receiver Selectivity and Blocking Performance
Programmable Output Power Up to +12 dBm for All Supported Frequencies
2-FSK, 2-GFSK, and MSK Supported as Well as OOK and Flexible ASK Shaping
Flexible Support for Packet-Oriented Systems: On-Chip Support for Sync Word Detection, Address Check, Flexible Packet Length, and Automatic CRC Handling
Support for Automatic Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) Before Transmitting (for Listen-Before-Talk Systems)
Digital RSSI Output
Suited for Systems Targeting Compliance With EN 300 220 (Europe) and FCC CFR Part 15 (US)
Suited for Systems Targeting Compliance With Wireless M-Bus Standard EN 13757–4:2005
Support for Asynchronous and Synchronous Serial Receive or Transmit Mode for Backward Compatibility With Existing Radio Communication Protocols