The CA-8210 is a fully-featured transceiver modem solution for IEEE 802.15.4 communications in the 2.4GHz band. With industry leading power consumption and sensitivity performance it delivers unparalleled range without external amplifier components, making it the market’s most competitive solution.
PHY and MAC support functions and system configuration are programmed via an intelligent co-processor, thereby minimizing the control overhead for the system host micro-controller.
The combination of the industry’s leading power consumption and sensitivity performance delivers a 2.4GHz radio with power consumption and data-link reliability comparable to that of radios employed in the sub-gigahertz bands.
This device is therefore an ideal enabler for wireless systems providers and module manufacturers which seek to move existing sub-gigahertz wireless products to the world-wide market afforded by the 2.4Ghz radio band.
• High performance transceiver modem compliant to IEEE 802.15.4-2006
• Industrial temperature range: -40°C to +85°C
• Wide supply voltage range: 2.1V to 3.6V
• Low-power co-processor for a clean API
• Industry leading receive sensitivity of -105dBm
• Programmable transmit power of -3dBm to +8dBm
• Industry leading link budget of 113dB
• Industry leading power consumption:
Tx: 9mA at 0dBm transmit power
17mA at +8dBm transmit power
Rx: 12mA at -105dBm sensitivity
• Multiple options for sleep and power-saving modes
• Sleep mode currents:
32kHz Sleep timer 200nA
16MHz Crystal Oscillator 100μA
IEEE 802.15.4-2006 MAC Hardware Support
• Frame Check Sequence (FCS) Computation
• Energy Detection (RSSI)
• Link Quality Indication (LQI)
• Clear Channel Assessment (CCA)
• AES security hardware accelerator
• IEEE 802.15.4 MAC timer
• Automatic frame filtering and address validation
• Auto-ACK, CSMA-CA and retransmission algorithms
• Random number generator
• Supply monitor
• API managed by on-chip co-processor
• SAP interface, following the IEEE 802.15.4 specification
• Synchronous SAP commands simplify user software
Configurable GPIO interface:
• SPI & I2C serial interfaces (available simultaneously)
• Configurable IRQ outputs
• Configurable clock outputs
• Configurable control inputs for state transition and clock management
• Available in a 32-PIN low-profile QFN package
• Package size 5mm x 5mm x 0.9mm
• IEEE 802.15.4-2006 software stack
• Development kit:
The CA8210 is designed in to Imagination Technologies Ci40 loT Kit:
Cascoda has designed the CA-8210 family to be very easy to program. The Application Programming Interface (API) that define the PHY and MAC functions and system configuration are programmed via an intelligent co-processor, thereby minimizing the control overhead for the system host micro-controller.
This allows the Service Access Point (SAP) interface to follow the IEEE 802.15.4 specification, and the extensive use of synchronous commands further simplifies user software.
Cascoda has developed a comprehensive set of drivers for the following micro-controller platforms:
• MIPS® interAptiv®
• MIPS® microAptiv®
• ARM® Cortex®-M0
• ARM® Cortex®-M3
Cascoda also supports the following operating systems:
• Linux [from kernel 4.1]
• Contiki [release 3.0]
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Cascoda is a fabless semiconductor company, supplying low-power IEEE 802.15.4 semiconductor radio devices based on a revolutionary technology. Cascoda has solved one of the fundamental problems in low power wireless communications, namely the problem of range versus power consumption.
Cascoda’s solution to this problem is a technology that delivers the combined benefits of an increase in range and a reduction in power consumption, compared with the previous state of the art. This is achieved by listening harder.
To date, wireless home and building automation systems have seen limited adoption, despite the technology being widely available. This is mainly because existing inexpensive semiconductor radio devices are unable to effectively deliver both whole-house coverage and low power consumption while operating at the global 2.4GHz band.
Why not shout louder?
Many systems manufacturers have chosen to overcome the problem of range limitation by using external power amplifiers. These power amplifiers use specialist semiconductor technologies, and are typically around 20% efficient. Hence, in order to achieve whole-house coverage, such systems pay a significant penalty in terms of equipment cost and power consumption.
What about mesh networks?
Another way of overcoming the limit of range is to utilize mesh networking. This allows radio nodes to route data, thereby increasing system range. Mesh networking works well in some circumstances, but it necessitates a complex protocol stack and nodes that are always powered on. Hence, in order to achieve whole-house coverage, mesh networking systems pay a significant penalty in terms of installation cost and power consumption.
Solution: Listening better
Cascoda’s bat™ technology is unique in that it delivers whole-house coverage by listening better. This technology is based on a completely new type of radio receiver which delivers much improved receive sensitivity for no penalty in power consumption, as compared to with the current state of the art. bat™ technology is fully compliant with existing standards, including mesh networking.