Texas Instruments, C.G. Development, Quanta Team on RF4CE Platform

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), C.G. Development Ltd. and Quanta Microsystems, Inc. announced a complete, easy-to-use RF4CE development platform for advanced RF remote control applications. This development platform is based on TI’s latest IEEE 802.15.4 chipset, CC2530, along with TI’s ultra-low power MSP430(TM) MCUs and related software stacks supporting ZigBee PRO and ZigBee RF4CE.

“With TI’s latest RF4CE golden unit platform, we are pleased to deliver such a solid foundation for developing products matching customers’ future requirements. Developers’ ideas for user interface can be easily implemented with choices from TI’s MSP430 product portfolio, which seamlessly connect with the CC2530 and communicate information to other systems through an RF4CE interface,” said Desmond Chan, Asia marketing manager for Low-Power RF, Texas Instruments Hong Kong.

Key features and benefits

  • Production-ready modules help customers shorten development cycle, reduce yield loss and simplify RF test setup for manufacturing platform
  • CC2530 offers 2x more Flash memory than the closest competitor (256 KB), and its extensive peripheral set (DMA, GPIO, USARTs, ADC, timers) supports a wide range of applications and reduces bill-of-material cost
  • CC2530 integrates a leading RF transceiver with an industry-standard enhanced 8051 MCU, in-system programmable flash memory, 8-KB RAM and many other powerful features

About C.G. Development
C.G. Development Ltd is a major remote control maker who is actively working on RF remote control solutions with different customers worldwide. With this solid development platform, more advanced user interfaces can be implemented without touching the RF communications element and enabling a faster time-to-market solution.

About Quanta Microsystems
Quanta Microsystems, Inc. (QMI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quanta Computer, Inc (QCI), has been providing world’s finest 2.4GHz RF modules to worldwide consumer electronics makers and PC OEMs for years. The product portfolio also includes a variety of digital home related system products with value-added software features. QMI’s products are fabricated at QCI’s ISO certificated factories. QMI’s production-ready RF4CE module helps customers to shorten development cycle, reduce yield loss and simplify RF test setup for manufacturing.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries./p>

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