Texas Instruments announced the industry’s first demonstrations of the new ZigBee Light Link standard on the CC2530 ZigBee SoC. ZigBee Light Link standardizes wireless networked LED lighting systems making them easier to install, manage and operate than previous closed proprietary systems. TI’s CC2530 is a certified Golden Unit for ZigBee Light Link enabling developers and manufacturers to quickly build and test ZigBee Light Link products for interoperability.
TI’s ZigBee Light Link demonstrations during Computex Taipei will showcase a complete LED light management system using a smartphone, low cost gateway and LED devices. Direct lighting controls will be shown using an Android smartphone outfitted with a microSD card that integrates the CC2530 SoC to control lighting directly. The second demonstration uses an Android smartphone connected to a low-cost gateway (a CC2531 ZigBee USB dongle attached to a BeagleBone, the Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processor-based open-source community board) to control and monitor ZigBee lighting and other devices.
The CC2530 is a true SoC solution for IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee and RF4CE applications. With an integrated RF transceiver, microcontroller, in-system programmable Flash and RAM, the CC2530 enables robust wireless network nodes to be built with very low total bill-of-material costs. Various operating modes make the CC2530 suited for systems where ultra-low-power consumption is required, such as LED lighting, and the SoC operates at temperatures up to 125 degrees Celsius for industrial applications. Combined with TI’s Z-Stack ZigBee protocol stack, the CC2530 SoC provides a robust and complete ZigBee solution for fast time to market of ZigBee devices.
The CC2530 ZigBee SoC is available now from TI and through authorized distributors. It is packaged in a ROHS-compliant 6 x 6 mm QFN-40 package. The Z-Stack for ZigBee Light Link is sampling to lead customers with full availability expected in 3Q.