Introduction to CC2650MODA Bluetooth® low energy RF module


October 14, 2016

Three key questions you will be able to answer after viewing this video:

1. What are the main attributes of the CC2650MODA module?The CC2650MODA device is an RF module which includes the SimpleLink CC2650 wireless MCU in 5x5 mm QFN package, antenna, crystals and all necessary passive components. It is small compared to a coin cell battery with its 11 x 16.9 mm size and has RF certifications for world-wide operation. Low-power features include 6mA RX/TX current, 1uA sleep current with RC running and full RAM retention and the novel sensor controller which allows parallel processing of low-power sensors. In addition to being fully Bluetooth 4.2 compliant, the CC2650MODA module also supports IEEE 802.15.4 RF transmission.

2. How can the CC2650MODA module be used?The CC2650MODA module offers two modes of operation. The first mode is a single-chip solution, with both BLE-Stack code and customer application running on the CC2650MODA module. The best development platform for this purpose is the CC2650 LaunchPad™ development kit, which is a full MCU development platform. The CC2650MODA module can then be seen as another package option in addition to the QFN packages available today. The module contains a 5x5mm QFN package and is software compatible with this chip.

The second usage mode is as a Bluetooth 4.2 network processor. Here the development platform is a stacked development kit setup with the application running on the MSP432™ MCU LaunchPad kit, and simple Bluetooth low energy network processor running on the CC2650MODA BoosterPack™ plug-in module. The two are connected by SPI or UART. The advantage of this approach is that a pre-compiled HEX image of the simple Bluetooth low energy network processor can be used, and all development efforts can be spent on writing code for the host MCU and only learning a simplified Bluetooth low energy API.

3. What development resources are available?SimpleLink Academy is a set of labs that introduces various topics related to Bluetooth low energy, RTOS and other aspects of the TI SimpleLink devices. The labs provide tasks for the user to accomplish – with interactive feedback, quizzes and suggested solutions to the tasks. There is one specific lab presented on the simple network processor, and this lab uses the CC2650MODA BoosterPack plug-in module and the MSP432 LaunchPad kit as the training hardware. Check it out today to learn all about how to use the CC2650MODA module as a network processor in your application!

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