CC2538 System-On-Chip

Texas Instruments' powerful System-On-Chip for 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4-2006 and ZigBee applications

Image of Texas Instruments' CC2538 System-On-ChipTexas Instruments' CC2538 is the ideal SoC for high-performance ZigBee applications. It combines a powerful ARM® Cortex™-M3-based MCU system with up to 32 K on-chip RAM and up to 512 K on-chip flash with a robust IEEE 802.15.4 radio. This enables it to handle complex network stacks with security, demanding applications, and over-the-air download. Thirty-two GPIOs and serial peripherals enable simple connections to the rest of the board. The powerful security accelerators enable quick and efficient authentication and encryption while leaving the CPU free to handle application tasks. The low-power modes with retention enable quick startup from sleep and minimum energy spent to perform periodic tasks. For a smooth development, the CC2538 includes a powerful debugging system and a comprehensive driver library. To reduce the application flash footprint, CC2538 ROM includes a utility function library and a serial boot loader. Combined with the free-to-use Z-Stack™ PRO or ZigBee IP stacks from Texas Instruments, the CC2538 provides the most capable and robust ZigBee solution in the market.

Features Applications
  • Powerful ARM® Cortex™-M3 with code pre-fetch
  • 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceiver
  • Future proof AES-128/256, SHA2 hardware encryption engine
  • Active-mode RX (CPU idle): 20 mA
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  • Smart grid and home area network
  • Home and building automation
  • Intelligent lighting systems
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Internet of things


ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
CC2538SF53RTQT datasheet linkIC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 56-VFQFNCC2538SF53RTQTIC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 56-VFQFN1000 - Immediate
CC2538SF53RTQT product page link
CC2538EMK datasheet linkKIT EVAL MODULE CC2538CC2538EMKKIT EVAL MODULE CC253869 - Immediate
101 - Factory Stock
CC2538EMK product page link
Published: 2013-06-03