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Speed up ZigBee® development with new BoosterPack for TI's MSP430™ and Stellaris® LaunchPad evaluation kits



    Speed up ZigBee® development with new BoosterPack for TI's MSP430™ and
                     Stellaris® LaunchPad evaluation kits

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

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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™ 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:

  o Three ZigBee BoosterPacks based on the Anaren AIR™ module A2530E24A for
    connection to the MSP430 or Stellaris LaunchPad evaluation kit (LaunchPad
    sold separately)
  o Each BoosterPack includes an on-board MSP430G2553IN20 Value Line MCU,
    pre-flashed with Anaren's AIR-ZNP firmware (based on TI's Z-Stack™ ZigBee
    stack)
  o For Stellaris MCU operation, simply remove the MSP430 MCU, and load the
    Stellaris firmware via USB from the included CD
  o CD with all the software, MSP430 and Stellaris drivers, application notes,
    quick start guide, and more
  o 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™, ZigBee Home Automation™ and ZigBee Light Link™ 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

  o TI's CES activities, including ZigBee demonstrations
  o TI's LaunchPad evaluation kits
  o Wireless connectivity forum on TI's E2E™ Community
  o TI's Wireless Connectivity Guide
  o TI on Twitter
  o TI on Facebook
  o 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.

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated

Website: http://www.ti.com
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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