Texas Instruments (TI) has recently integrated its CC2560, a seventh generation offering of Bluetooth technology along with an embedded stack of Bluetooth running on its MSP430 ultra low power microcontroller (MCU). This new product development is part of the company’s initiative to facilitate wireless connectivity technologies for portable designs.
Currently designers depend on this user-friendly MCU for interfacing simultaneously with sensors, digital components and analog signals in a broad portfolio of portable gadgets. This MCU based CC2560 Bluetooth solution is trusted by customers to offer top-of-the-line RF performance and special flexibility that allows future Bluetooth profiles to be added as they emerge. These technologies combine to trigger the development of innovative applications for the consumer electronics, industrial and medical markets through development kits, namely, the PAN1315 evaluation module (EMK) and the EZ430-RF2560 software development tool. These kits are currently being made available to current and new customers for upgrades and evaluations. Information on developments is available at http://www.ti.com/MSP430CC2560-pr.
These kits have the ability to accelerate the Bluetooth integration process for customers to weeks from months, lower the barriers of design associated with RF implementations, thereby providing customers with completely functional Bluetooth technology in minutes once the development kits are unpacked.
Customers who work with these kits will be able to access the growing partner community of TI. For instance the Bluetooth connectivity module that is provided by Panasonic incorporates the CC2560 solution.
The SPP profile and the Bluetooth software stack integrated in the MSP430 MCU are provided by MindTree.
The EZ430-RF2560 wraps up the required software and hardware components in a convenient USB stick and empowers customers during the evaluation and testing process in the initial development stages for the estimation of the total investment in R&D. Its tested Bluetooth silicon technology lowers the customer product risk.
The PAN1315 EMK is an enhanced production ready software development tool that empowers customers in designing new applications through the MSP430F5438 Experimenter board by utilizing the CC2560-based Bluetooth module of Panasonic. It eliminates the RF complexity for accelerating the design cycles and lowering customer risks. It includes total community support for quicker development and debugging cycles.
Panasonic’s RF product manager Richard Trueman informed that the PAN1315 is the most recent add on to Panasonic’s widening RF module portfolio and facilitates connectivity among mobile gadgets to be implemented easily, thereby developing a seamless chain of data to the Web from the sensors. These gadgets include cellular phones, watches, miniature button cell energized gadgets like sensors, entertainment, healthcare and mobile accessories.