Latest from Texas Instruments (TI) is the CC2540T, a cost-effective, low-power, true wireless microcontroller for low-energy applications. The device enables robust Bluetooth low energy (BLE) master or slave nodes to be built with very low total bill-of-material costs, and can operate up to 125C. The CC2540T combines a high-performance RF transceiver with an industry-standard enhanced 8051 MCU, in-system programmable flash memory, 8-KB RAM, and many other powerful supporting features and peripherals. The CC2540T is suitable for systems where very low power consumption is required. Very low-power sleep modes are available. Short transition times between operating modes further enable low power consumption. Combined with the company's low energy protocol stack from Texas Instruments, it forms the market's most flexible and cost-effective single-mode low-energy solution, says the company.