Texas Instruments announces availability of new ZigBee BoosterPack

Texas Instruments Incorporated, or TI, has announced the availability of a new ZigBee BoosterPack based on TI's CC2530 ZigBee system-on-chip, or SoC, that enables developers to their designs.

The BoosterPack comes with the hardware and software needed for ZigBee development to bring-up the ZigBee modem, create a network and send and receive packets, the company said.

Developed, offered and supported by Anaren, Inc., the ZigBee BoosterPack (A2530E24A-LPZ) works with the MSP430 and Stellaris LaunchPad evaluation kits providing developers with microcontroller (MCU) choices when adding ZigBee wireless connectivity to home gateway, smart meter, and lighting control applications.

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 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 ZigBee stack); and for Stellaris MCU operation, remove the MSP430 MCU, and load the Stellaris firmware via USB from the included CD.

The BoosterPack also comes with CD with all the software, MSP430 and Stellaris drivers, application notes, quick start guide, and one 2xAA battery holder for remote. Additionally, design assistance is available from Anaren and authorized AIR module distributors, the company added.