Designing a Wireless System using CC2500 Transceivers and MSP430 MCUs

Avnet and Texas Instruments are offering a one-day wireless technical design seminar. The wireless seminar features live presentations and demonstrations of TI’s CC2500 RF transceivers and MSP430 microcontrollers. The seminar will show users how to build a wireless network using the CC25xx radio. Attendees will learn how to accelerate the development cycles by utilizing the features and benefits of the CC2500 and MSP430 devices and SimpliciTI network protocol software in their designs. Each seminar participant will receive a free TI eZ430-RF2500 MSP430 wireless development tool. The event is free and will take place across North America starting July 14, 2009.

Wireless Technical Design Seminar Morning Session

  • TI CC2500 deep dive
  • Intro to CC2500 and MSP430
  • Intro to Smart RF studio tool and EZ430-RF2500
  • Overview of ISM worldwide frequency and power allowed
  • Hardware features deep dive
    • Simple Rx/Tx
    • Variable packet size
    • Addressing
    • Clear channel assessment
  • Cable replacement (wireless UART) LAB

Wireless Technical Design Seminar Afternoon Session

  • Using SimpliciTI
  • SimpliciTI overview
  • Setting up a SimpliciTI project
  • SimpliciTI component breakdown
  • SimpliciTI end device to end device
  • Setting up a communication path between end devices using SimpliciTI
  • Modifying the radio settings using RF Studio
  • Details of access point, end device and range extender functionality and set-up
  • Understanding RSSI, frequency agility and frequency hopping plus how to utilize all in SimpliciTI

Wireless Technical Design Seminar Locations and Dates

  • Burlington, Vermont
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    Thursday, July 16, 2009
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Thursday, July 23, 2009
  • San Jose, California
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  • San Diego, California
    Thursday, July 30, 2009
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
  • Chicago, Illinois
    Thursday, October 01, 2009

More info: Avnet and Texas Instruments Wireless Technical Design Seminar