Texas Instruments SmartRF Studio Update 1.7.1

Texas Instruments' SmartRF Studio 7 - Device Control Panel

Texas Instruments’ SmartRF Studio 7 – Device Control Panel

Texas Instruments SmartRF Studio is a PC application that can be used in combination with several development kits for Texas Instruments’ CCxxxx and CC430 RF-ICs. It runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and uses USB (or parallel port for legacy boards) to communicate with the evaluation board (EB) which has an evaluation module (EM) with the RF chip mounted:

Texas Instruments SmartRF™ Studio is a Windows application that can be used to evaluate and configure Low Power RF-ICs from Texas Instruments. The application will help designers of RF systems to easily evaluate the RF-ICs at an early stage in the design process. It is especially useful for generation of configuration register values,  for practical testing of the RF system and for finding optimized external component values. SmartRF Studio can be used both as a standalone application or together with applicable evaluation boards that are shipped in the RF-IC development kits.

SmartRF™ Studio supports all the Low Power RF-ICs from TI. Note that you might need to use an older version of the tool to work with some of the older devices…

Recently, Texas Instruments SmartRF Studio released an update, the new 1.7.1 version includes the following:

  • Added support for CC2541
  • CC1120: Several updates of the register description in Register View.
  • The Register export feature updated. The templates stored as XML files.
  • The interface used to support CC430 updated. Now using version of the msp430.dll

You can download the app here, and the overview here. An extensive hands-on app and user guide tutorial can be found here.

Multisim Circuit Explorer

Today’s goodie is an iPad app. A cool iPad app, designed for iPad not “iPad compatible”. It is from National Instruments: Multisim Circuit Explorer.

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