Unlike all other radio communication chips in the world, the new CC1350 chip from Texas Instruments is able to communicate both with a very long range (so-called sub-GHz meshing) and with nearby smartphones (with Bluetooth beacons).
We at Thingsquare are really excited about this new chip because it makes it possible to do hardware designs with a single chip, yet allow smartphones to find nearby devices while having a long range wireless network. And all this while having a really long battery lifetime – at least that’s what the chip’s specifications promise.
We did a power characterization of the TI CC1350 when running the Thingsquare system. The results are in the powerpoint deck below. This is hard-core tech stuff, so be prepared.
And as always, get in touch with us if you are interested in trying this out yourself!