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TI delivers industry's first 2.4-GHz system-on-chip fully optimized for ZigBee® RF4CE remote controls

Best-in-class hardware, tools and free software support ZigBee RF4CE-based home entertainment devices

(PresseBox) (Dallas, ) Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the first fully optimized IEEE 802.15.4 systemonchip for remote control applications. The CC2533 enables singlechip remote controls to be built with lower power, higher reliability and lower billofmaterials (BOM) cost than alternative devices, and it provides an outofthebox solution for home entertainment devices (TVs, set top boxes, Blu-Ray players and home theaters). TI also offers the free RemoTI(TM) protocol stack with reference designs and sample applications to implement remote controls and target controllers for fast time to market. The CC2533 is the industry's first device designed specifically for the ZigBee RF4CE chip market, building upon the successful CC2530 systemonchip released in May 2009. To order development kits and samples, see www.ti.com/cc2533-pr.

"Texas Instruments has played a critical role in the development of the ZigBee RF4CE standard and TI's portfolio of lowpower RF hardware and software will drive even stronger penetration of RF4CE in nextgeneration consumer electronics," said Bas Driesen, chairman of the RF4CE Steering Committee. "As consumers continue to demand new capabilities and innovation, ZigBee RF4CE delivers the enabling technology to give users a unique and improved living room experience."

ZigBee RF4CE, first announced in March 2009, is a standardized specification for radiofrequency communications that enables faster, more reliable and greater flexibility for devices to operate from larger distances. It removes the lineofsight and fieldofvision barriers in today's IR (infrared) remotes. With its twoway communication, ZigBee RF4CE opens the door to a whole new set of capabilities and consumer experiences.

CC2533: Key features and benefits

- Onchip memory: Offers options of 64-KB and 96-KB insystem programmable Flash optimized for ZigBee RF4CE applications; provides pincompatible upgrade path to CC2531 with 256 KB of Flash and USB interface.

- Low power: Four flexible power modes offer lowest current consumption, including a 1uA sleep mode, allowing up to 10 times longer battery life compared to IRbased remote controls.

- Best performance: Device integrates a bestinclass transceiver with a typical receiver sensitivity of
-97 dBm and output power of 7 dBm.

- Rich peripheral set: 5channel DMA, 23 GPIOs, 2 USARTs, SPI, I2C and 4 timers allows for additional system integration with user interface, reducing overall system BOM.

- Free stack: TI offers a free, downloadable software stack, RemoTI network protocol, reference designs and tools to ensure customers have everything needed for system development.

Pricing and availability

The CC2533 is in production and available now in a QFN-40 package. Pricing starts at $1.99 in quantities of 10,000 units.

Reference designs and development kits
Start your development today with a reference design or comprehensive evaluation kit that provides all the hardware and software necessary to evaluate the CC2533:

- CC2533 reference design (CC2533EM-REFDES).
- RemoTI target module reference design (REMOTI-REFDES).
- Basic RF4CE development kit (CC2533DK-RF4CE-BA).
- Basic CC2533 development kit (CC2533DK).
- Evaluation module kit (CC2533-EMK).

Find out more about TI's lowpower RF portfolio at the links below:

- Order CC2533 development kits and samples: www.ti.com/cc2533-pr.
- TI E2E(TM) Low-Power RF community: www.ti.com/lprf-forum.
- Lowpower RF portfolio and selection guide: www.ti.com/lprf-pr.

ZigBee RF4CE: More flexibility and control

The ZigBee RF4CE specification operates in the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency band and enables worldwide operation, low power consumption and rapid response time. It allows omnidirectional and reliable twoway wireless communication, channel agility for enhanced coexistence with other 2.4GHz wireless technologies, simple secure setup and configuration. For more details, visit www.zigbee.org/rf4ce.

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