Wireless microcontroller targets Bluetooth Smart applications
This post is sponsored by Texas Instruments.
The Texas Instruments CC2640 is a member of the CC26xx family of
cost-effective, ultra low-power 2.4GHz RF devices. Very low active RF and
MCU current, and low-power mode current consumption provides long battery
lifetime and allow operation on small coin-cell batteries and in
The CC2640 contains a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor running at 48MHz as the
main processor and a rich peripheral feature set, including a unique
ultra-low power sensor controller, ideal for interfacing external sensors
and/or collecting analog and digital data autonomously while the rest of the
system is in sleep mode.
This makes the CC2640 ideal for a wide range of applications where long
battery lifetime, small form factor, and ease of use is important.
The Bluetooth Low Energy controller is embedded into ROM and run partly on
an ARM Cortex-M0 processor. This architecture improves overall system
performance and power consumption and frees up flash memory for the
The Bluetooth Smart stack is available free of charge from TI, says the