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Range Extender offers up to 7x for 2.4 GHz wireless networks.

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March 24, 2014 - Supplied in 4 x 4 QFN package, SimpleLink™ CC2592 provides up to 7x improvement in range, when paired with SimpleLink ZigBee® CC2538 wireless MCU, for various applications: gateways, electric and gas meters, home and building automation, lighting, as well as safety and security systems. Sensitivity of -101 dBm and output power of +20 dBm increase link budget, and operation is possible over -40 to +125°C range.

Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)

12500 TI Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75243-4136, USA

Original Press Release

TI Increases Range up to 7x for Low-power 2.4 GHz Wireless Networks

Press release date: March 18, 2014

New SimpleLink(TM) CC2592 range extender delivers a low cost, high temperature, small form factor design for worldwide operation

DALLAS -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the SimpleLink(TM) CC2592 range extender that provides up to a 7x improvement in range when paired with TI's 2.4 GHz low power RF solutions for ZigBee(®), 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN and Bluetooth(®) low energy networks. The first launched pairing is the CC2592 with the SimpleLink ZigBee CC2538 wireless microcontroller (MCU) to speed time to market of ZigBee-enabled equipment. The combined solution benefits from -101 dBm sensitivity and +20 dBm output power, which raises the link budget by 17 dB and equates to up to a 7x range improvement. To order a CC2538-CC2592 evaluation kit please visit the TI eStore.

As a low cost, industrial temperature solution, the CC2592 offers extended range for a variety of applications including gateways, electric and gas meters, home and building automation, lighting, safety and security systems. Additionally, the SimpleLink CC2592 range extender is a highly integrated solution with small external BOM, which reduces cost, simplifies layout and allows for smaller end-equipment form factors.

Features and benefits of the SimpleLink CC2592 range extender

Features Benefits
-40 to +125 degree C operation • Operation in low and high temperature environments
• Enables more reliable lighting and industrial products
Less passive devices • Easier to layout
• Allows smaller form factor for end device products
• Lower BOM cost
-101 dBm sensitivity and +20 dBm output power • 17dB link budget improvement
• Longer range than CC2591
4x4 QFN package • Delivers small form factor for compact design

Pricing and availability
The SimpleLink CC2592 range extender is available for $1.55 in 100 unit quantities through TI authorized distributors and is available through TI's sample program. The CC2538-CC2592EMK is available on the TI eStore for $99, and the related reference design is available for download here.

Find out more about TI's SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions

--  SimpleLink range extender family: http://www.ti.com/lsds/ti/wireless_connectivity/simplelink/range_extenders/overview.page?paramCriteria=no&DCMP=ep-con-lprf-cc2592&HQS=ep-con-lprf-cc2592-pr-lp-en
--  TI's wireless connectivity solutions: www.ti.com/wirelessconnectivity
--  ConnecTIng Wirelessly blog: www.ti.com/wiconnewsletter-pr
--  Monthly wireless connectivity eNewsletter: www.ti.com/connectingwirelessly-pr
--  TI E2E(TM) wireless connectivity support community: www.ti.com/wicon-forum

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors.  By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology.  TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.  Learn more at www.ti.com.

Trademarks
SimpleLink and TI E2E are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

CONTACT: Marisa Speziale, GolinHarris, 972-341-2521, mspeziale@golinharris.com; or Caitlin Cockrum, Texas Instruments, 214-469-3684, caitlin.cockrum@ti.com

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