SoC and Software promotes ZigBee RF4CE adoption.

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RemoTI(TM) network protocol includes hardware and software for ZigBee® RF4CE specification for radio frequency (RF)-based remote controls. Solution integrates CC2530 IEEE/802.15.4 SoC chip and software stack, while development kit provides all hardware, software, and tools necessary to evaluate, develop, test, and debug RF4CE-compliant product. ZigBee RF4CE specification is based on IEEE 802.15.4. MAC/PHY radio technology in 2.4 GHz unlicensed frequency band.



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TI Introduces RemoTI(TM) Network Protocol for ZigBee® RF4CE Consumer Electronics Applications



Industry's first solution to offer both hardware and software for RF remote controls

DALLAS, May 11 -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today introduced the first complete network protocol, including both hardware and software, for the new standardized ZigBee RF4CE specification for radio frequency (RF)-based remote controls. RemoTI network protocol is a low-cost, feature-enriched solution including TI's best-in-class CC2530 IEEE/802.15.4 system-on-chip and software stack. A comprehensive development kit from TI provides all hardware, software and tools necessary to evaluate, develop, test and debug an RF4CE-compliant product, enabling designers to quickly bring RF remote controls to market. For more details, see: www.ti.com/rf4ce-pr.

Key features and benefits
-- ZigBee RF4CE specification is based on IEEE 802.15.4. MAC/PHY radio technology in the 2.4 GHz unlicensed frequency band and is designed for a wide range of remotely-controlled audio/visual consumer electronics products, such as televisions and set-top boxes
-- RF-based remotes are faster and more reliable, offer enhanced functionality only possible through RF, and give consumers more freedom to operate devices from greater distances, removing the line-of-sight barrier of today's infrared (IR) remotes
-- The RemoTI development kit provides an easy-to-use, intuitive software architectural framework and all the tools and support necessary to get a ZigBee RF4CE-compliant product to market fast with minimal cost

-- Full ZigBee RF4CE protocol stack featuring sample application code, easy remote control kit with target board, simple API or optional direct RF4CE interface, and reference designs

Availability and pricing

Start your development today with the comprehensive RemoTI-CC2530DK, which is available now from TI and is priced at $149.

Find out more about TI's RemoTI network protocol and ZigBee RF4CE at the links below:

-- RemoTI network protocol: www.ti.com/rf4ce-pr
-- RF4CE remote control system block diagrams: www.ti.com/rf4ce-sbd

-- TI's low-power RF portfolio and selection guide: www.ti.com/lprf-pr

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. For more information, go to www.ti.com

Please refer all reader inquiries to:
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Semiconductor Group, SC-09071
Literature Response Center
14950 FAA Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76155
1-800-477-8924

Trademarks

RemoTI is a trademark of Texas Instruments. ZigBee is a registered trademark of the ZigBee Alliance. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

CONTACT: Brett Schroer of Texas Instruments Incorporated, +1-520-750-2072, schroer_brett@ti.com; or Kim LaFleur of GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2516, klafleur@golinharris.com, for Texas Instruments +Incorporated

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