TI launches first fully integrated ETSI category 1 transceiver for wireless social alarms and ultra narrowband applications New narrowband transceiver delivers more than 50 percent cost and size reduction compared to discrete designs

DALLAS, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), today introduced a new member of its high performance sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) family providing unmatched connectivity for low-power wireless security, Smart Grid, industrial, healthcare, and home and building automation applications. The new CC1125 sub-1 GHz RF transceiver is the industry's first single-chip solution for wireless social alarms and ultra narrowband applications, targeting  ETSI EN 300 220 category 1 (ETSI Cat.1) compliance for the European 869 MHz band. To address the ETSI Cat. 1 standard, one of the world's strictest RF regulations, the CC1125 delivers a 50 percent reduction in system cost and size over discrete designs enabling smaller and more affordable end products. Additionally, the CC1125 can be used in sub-1 GHz applications worldwide that require exceptional RF range and robustness, such as long-range wireless meter reading. For more information, visit www.ti.com/rfperformanceline-pr.

"The new CC1125 transceiver reaffirms our commitment to offer wireless connectivity for any application from the most cost-sensitive to high-performance applications," said Erling Simensen, product marketing manager, wireless connectivity, TI. "Overall, we see an increased interest in ultra narrowband RF ICs like the CC1125 for sub-1 GHz applications that deliver rock-solid wireless connectivity for a variety of applications. With the CC1125 transceiver, manufacturers can now offer ETSI Cat. 1 performance in more affordable and smaller social alarms for Europe's growing elderly population."

The CC1125 and the other members of TI's RF performance line family meet the market's most stringent RF requirements and provide an industry-leading ability to filter out other RF sources. For developers and consumers, this translates into end products with robust and reliable wireless links that are resistant to disturbances from other wireless systems in a device's surroundings. In addition to the new CC1125 narrowband transceiver, the sub-1 GHz RF performance line family today consists of the CC1120 and CC1121 transceivers and CC1175 transmitter.

CC1125 sub-1 GHz RF performance line transceiver: Key features and benefits

Features

Benefits

  Suitable for systems targeting compliance with ETSI Cat. 1 in the 863-870 MHz band

   World's first fully integrated ETSI Cat.1 single-chip transceiver for wireless social alarms and ultra narrowband applications

   More than 50 percent reduction in system cost and size compared to discrete ETSI Cat.1 RF designs

     o  58 dB adjacent channel rejection at 25 kHz offset-ETSI Cat.

         1 requires 54 dB

     o  16 kHz Rx bandwidth, 869 MHz, 1.2 kbps

  Comes with an associated ETSI Cat. 1 compliant CC1125DK development kit and CC1125EM-CAT1-868RD reference design optimized for 869.2-869.25 MHz and European social alarm applications

  Supports 169, 433, 868, 915 and 950 MHz bands

  67 dB adjacent channel rejection at 6.25 kHz offset, 169 MHz

  Down to 2.8 kHz Rx bandwidth

  Very low phase noise: -115 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset

  Exceptional RF range and robustness

  Suitable for long-range narrowband applications, such as wireless electricity, water and gas meter reading

  High output power (up to +16 dBm) and excellent sensitivity (-129 dBm at 300 bps)

  145 dB link budget

  Link budget with CC1190 range extender:

    o  Up to +27 dBm output power and -132 dBm sensitivity (at

        300 bps)

    o  159 dB link budget

  Range of more than 25 km out-of-the-box with development kit

  Advanced RF channel sniff mode, quick startup and settling time

  Extended battery life with <2 mA Rx sniff mode current consumption

  9.6 kbps in 12.5 kHz channel in compliance with FCC narrowbanding mandate

  High spectrum efficiency

  Compatible with TI's CC1190 range extender, MSP430™ 16-bit microcontroller platform and TPS62730 step down converter

  Combines lowest power consumption with long range

Tools, availability, packaging and price

The CC1125 and the sub-1 GHz RF performance line family are available today from TI and through authorized TI distributors. The solution is packaged in a ROHS-compliant, 5 mm x 5 mm QFN-32.  

The new CC1125DK development kit is available today for USD $299 on TI's eStore. The kit supports 869.2-869.25 MHz frequency band and ETSI Cat 1 compliance. Additional evaluation module kits can be purchased separately to support other frequencies.

Find out more about TI's low-power RF and wireless connectivity solutions

About TI's wireless connectivity portfolio

TI provides the industry's broadest portfolio of mature, low-power wireless connectivity solutions. With expertise in more than a dozen technologies, TI ensures customers the best-suited wireless connectivity for every type of application. TI's product portfolio is complemented with the support and tools that customers and developers need to quickly and easily bring wirelessly connected designs to market. Visit the company's Wireless Connectivity Portal for an overview of TI-supported technologies, the full product portfolio, and example use cases.

About Texas Instruments

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