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MSP430 RF Boards
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Our MRF1611CC1100 packet radio module for the MSP430 allows you to experiment with point-to-point and star networks using the CC1100 and the MSP430F1611.

It features:

  • Self-contained 915 MHz RF packet radio, with reprogrammable MSP430F1611.
  • 4 user LEDs.
  • Up to 36 user IOs available at 50-mil sockets.
  • Support for SMA, MCX, and MMCX antennae.
  • 32 kHz watch crystal on XT1.
  • Optional HC49US footprint on XT2, with capacitors suitable for 18pF operation.
  • 100k 1% ROSC for up to 8MHz operation via the internal DCO.
  • Sample code for packet-based transfers.
  • Access to JTAG and BSL functionality.
  • On-board analog supply conditioning.

Pricing and Ordering Information

To order any of our products, you may order directly from us (Net 30 or credit card) by phone, fax or e-mail, or here via our e-store:

Part Number Price Description Order
MRF1611CC1100-N-N-N 119.00 MRF1611CC1100 Only Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100-N-H-N 172.00 MRF1611CC1100 and HMRF1611 Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100-N-HR-N 197.00 MRF1611CC1100, BRS232, and HMRF1611 Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100-N-HR-T 222.00 MRF1611CC1100, BRS232, HMRF1611, and printed text Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100X5-N-N-N 539.00 Five MRF1611CC1100 Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100X5-N-HX5-N 778.00 Five MRF1611CC1100 and five HMRF1611 Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100X5-N-HX5RX2-N 823.00 Five MRF1611CC1100, two BRS232 and five HMRF1611 Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100X5-N-HX5RX2-T 848.00 Five MRF1611CC1100, two BRS232, five HMRF1611, and printed text Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100X5-N-HX5RX5-N 898.00 Five MRF1611CC1100, five BRS232 and five HMRF1611 Add to Cart
MRF1611CC1100X5-N-HX5RX5-T 923.00 Five MRF1611CC1100, five BRS232, five HMRF1611, and printed text Add to Cart

Or, if you prefer, order via one of our distributors.

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Related Items

  • Printed manual and tutorials available as ISBN:978-0-9754759-0-4.
  • Use with our HMRF1611 host module to provide a convenient lab development tool.
  • Need an RS232 interface? Add our BRS232 to the footprint provided in the prototyping area of the optional HRMF1611.
  • Program via JTAG with our USBP programmer for USB.

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Downloads

DemoMRF1611CC1100.zip Demo firmware for IAR Kickstart

MRF1611CC1100 Schematics (PDF)

MRF1611 Mounting Holes (PDF)

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FAQs

Q1: Why does this board not support Zigbee?
A1: The packet format used by the CC1100 hardware is not compatible with the Zigbee protocol. And, we developed this prototyping system because of the specific RF needs of most MSP430 customers.

Most of our customers who are interested in wireless on the MSP430 initially start off thinking Zigbee, but soon realize that it is overkill for their application. Many times a customer is forced into a larger and more expensive MSP430 simply because they choose Zigbee.

However, we have found that what customers are really asking for would work fine in a star network topology. The hub of the star (often a data collection device in MSP430 applications) may have access to plenty of power, but the nodes (often remote sensors) are much more limited in power, and the requirement to behave as a mesh node places far too much strain on them in the Zigbee model. Customers who truly need a mesh network and all its capabilities usually have nodes unconstrained by power, and if that is the case, other processors with more memory are often more appropriate in these applications.

It is for this reason that we have developed the MRF1611CC1100 concept, demo firmware, and book explaining the concepts.

Since releasing this material, we sell more of the MRF1611CC1100 systems than the DZ1611/DZ1612 or DRFG4618 combined.

Q2: Can I just use a wire as an antenna?
A2: Absolutely! A 3.25" wire soldered to the center hole in the antenna layout makes an excellent lab antenna.

Q3: How do I add a crystal to XT2?
A3: Two 33pF capacitors are already assembled at C10 and C11 (near X2). These capacitors are intended to support high-frequency operation with an 18pF crystal in an HC49US package. Be sure to use a mylar spacer to keep the crystal away from the circuitry.

Q4: How do I add a ceramic resonator to XT2?
A4: A three-terminal ceramic resonator (ZTT-series, for example) can be added at XT2 by removing C10 and C11.

Q5: The 300 page User's Guide is too large to print. Can I get a printed copy?
A5: This User's Guide is available in printed form from Amazon.com. You can also purchase it from this website under the MSP430 Books link at the top of the page.

Q6: I am trying to get my MRF1611CC1100 board to enter a lower power mode. But, when the board wakes back up and needs to use the CC1100, the radio fails. What should I look for?
A6: Make sure after powering-down the CC1100 that you reload the PATABLE. According to the datasheet, this information doesn't survive a power-down.

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Please note that if your intent is to receive technical support, or you if have general questions regarding this item, it is best to contact SoftBaugh directly, by phone or e-mail.

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Return Policy:
We will gladly accept returns on products as long as you notify us for an RMA number within 30-days and the items are returned in a re-saleable condition. Non-defective returned products are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Items damaged due to misuse are not returnable.

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Signature Proof of Delivery Required: We require a signature for all shipments. If you wish to waive the signature requirement, please mention it in the order comments. If you choose to waive the signature you assume all responsibility for receipt of the shipment.

Restocking Fee: All non-defective returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Shipping charges are not refundable. Product must be unopened in original packaging and suitable for resale. Products held for over 30 days or returned without a Return Material Authorization will not be accepted. Items damaged due to customer mishandling or misuse are not returnable. Software is not returnable.

Customers outside US: Due to the high cost of sending and accepting wire transfers, any orders paid by wire will be subject to a $40 wire fee. We accept checks at no additional charge by mail in US currency, or in foreign currency at the applicable current exchange rate. Please state your payment preference in the order comments. We require payment on all international orders before shipping.

Credit cards: We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. If you wish to pay using one of these credit card types, fill out the form on the confirmation email you receive after placing your order and fax it back to us. International customers paying by credit card do not incur a wire fee.

Trademark notices: MSP430 and C2000 and specific MSP430 and C2000 part numbers are trademarks of Texas Instruments. EW430, IAR, IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR MakeApp, C-SPY, visualSTATE, From Idea to Target and IAR KickStart Kit are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. SoftBaugh and the SoftBaugh logo are registered trademarks of SoftBaugh, Inc. SoftBaugh board nomenclature and LCD part numbers are the trademark of SoftBaugh, Inc. Zigbee is the trademark of the Zigbee Alliance.

 
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