Dallas, TX – Texas Instruments (TI) [NASDAQ: TXN] has announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications. The CC2541-Q1 leverages the success of TI’s broad-market Bluetooth Smart solution (SimpleLink CC2541) and automotive connectivity offerings for combo Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS (WiLink™ 8Q) and dual-mode Bluetooth (BL6450Q).

The SimpleLink CC2541-Q1 is based on TI’s market leading CC2541 which is deployed today in a wide variety of applications spanning consumer, industrial, medical and home applications worldwide. The CC2541-Q1 is a complete solution with TI’s BLE-Stack™ software and sample applications including over-the-air download support for in-field updates. Features include:

  • Integrated wireless MCU.
  • Royalty-free TI protocol stack, profile software, and sample applications.
  • Development kits, technical documents, and worldwide support.
  • Controller, host, and application with integrated Flash on one 6 x 6 mm device.
  • Supports analog and digital peripherals.
  • Flash-based firmware updated in the field and persistent data stored on-chip.
  • Planned support for Bluetooth 4.1 as well as proprietary modes at 250Kbps, 500Kbps, 1Mbps, and 2Mbps.
  • Ultra-low power Bluetooth low energy operation.
  • Less than 1 microamp (µA) of sleep current with RTC and RAM retention.
  • 95 dB link budget.
  • Coexistence with other 2.4 GHz devices.
  • -40° to 105°C temperature rating.

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