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January 8, 2013 - Based on CC2530 ZigBee® system-on-chip (SoC), Anaren ZigBee BoosterPack (A2530E24A-LPZ) comes with hardware and software needed to help developers bring up ZigBee modem, create network, and send/receive packets. Solution works with MSP430™ and Stellaris® LaunchPad evaluation kits, providing developers with more MCU choices when adding ZigBee wireless connectivity to home gateway, smart meter, and lighting control applications.

Speed Up ZigBee® Development with New BoosterPack for TI's MSP430(TM) and Stellaris® LaunchPad Evaluation Kits


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Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)
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Press release date: January 4, 2013

New CC2530-based BoosterPack from Anaren works with both MSP430 and Stellaris LaunchPad evaluation kits for fast time to market of new wireless connectivity designs

LAS VEGAS -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN), leading the industry with the most complete wireless connectivity portfolio for embedded applications, today announced the full availability of a new ZigBee(®) BoosterPack based on TI's CC2530 ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) that enables developers to jumpstart their designs. The BoosterPack comes with the hardware and software needed for ZigBee development to quickly bring-up the ZigBee modem, create a network and send and receive packets. Developed, offered and supported by Anaren, Inc., the ZigBee BoosterPack (A2530E24A-LPZ) works with the MSP430(TM) and Stellaris(®) LaunchPad evaluation kits providing developers with more microcontroller (MCU) choices when adding ZigBee wireless connectivity to home gateway, smart meter, and lighting control applications. For more information see www.ti.com/cc2530booster-pr.

To speed time to market of new 802.15.4 ZigBee designs, the BoosterPack comes with everything a developer needs to get started including:

--  Three ZigBee BoosterPacks based on the Anaren AIR(TM) module A2530E24A for connection to the MSP430 or Stellaris LaunchPad evaluation kit (LaunchPad sold separately)
--  Each BoosterPack includes an on-board MSP430G2553IN20 Value Line MCU, pre-flashed with Anaren's AIR-ZNP firmware (based on TI's Z-Stack(TM) ZigBee stack)
--  For Stellaris MCU operation, simply remove the MSP430 MCU, and load the Stellaris firmware via USB from the included CD
--  CD with all the software, MSP430 and Stellaris drivers, application notes, quick start guide, and more
--  One 2xAA battery holder for remote Additionally, design assistance is available from Anaren and authorized AIR module distributors. Learn more about what is included and what you can do in this Anaren video.

The CC2530-based ZigBee BoosterPack will be demonstrated by Anaren at CES 2013 in the ZigBee Alliance Member Pavilion (booth #20612). TI's solutions for ZigBee Smart Energy(TM), ZigBee Home Automation(TM) and ZigBee Light Link(TM) standards will be showcased in the TI Village, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Availability and price
The CC2530-based BoosterPack and modules are available now from Anaren authorized distributors. The BoosterPack will retail for around USD $100.

More information
--  TI's CES activities, including ZigBee demonstrations
--  TI's LaunchPad evaluation kits
--  Wireless connectivity forum on TI's E2E(TM) Community
--  TI's Wireless Connectivity Guide
--  TI on Twitter
--  TI on Facebook
--  TI on Google +

About Innovation at TI
For more than 80 years, TI has been at the forefront of technical innovation, enabling customers to differentiate products with higher integration, faster speeds and lower power. Today, we are engineering the future with advances in energy harvesting, power management, cloud computing, safety and security, health technology, and more. Learn more about how TI's Analog and Embedded Processing products are improving how we live, work and play, today and well into the future, at www.ti.com/innovation.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.

Trademarks
Stellaris is a registered trademark, and MSP430, Z-Stack and TI E2E are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

CONTACT: Marisa Speziale, GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2521, mspeziale@golinharris.com; or Helana Zhang, Texas Instruments, +1-214-479-3107, helana.zhang@ti.com
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