Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) Low‐power RF modules, firmware & development tools that make it easy to ’go wireless’ 2530 System on Chip Series
The A2530E24AZ1 is a high-performance, FCC & IC certified and ETSIcompliant radio module that incorporates the Texas Instruments CC2530
SOC with a CC2591 Range Extender, and integral antenna, all in one of the
industry’s smallest packages: 11 x 19 x 2.5 mm. The module comes preloaded with Anaren’s AIR-ZNP for ZigBee®* Standard firmware.
 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceiver
 Excellent receiver sensitivity and robustness to
interference (-95dBm average)
 Wide input voltage range (2.2V – 3.6V)
 Module weight approximately 0.7 grams
Current Consumption: (Typ @ 25°C, VDD = 3.0V)
 Active mode RX (CPU Idle): 28 mA
 Active mode TX (CPU Idle): 67 mA @1dBm,
77mA @8dBm (limit for ETSI compliance),
128mA @ 15dBm (limit for FCC/IC compliance)
 3 Low power/sleep modes from 0.4uA to 225uA
 High-performance and low-power 8051
Microcontroller core with code prefetch
 256KB in-system programmable flash and 8KB RAM
with retention in all power modes
 Preloaded with Anaren’s AIR-ZNP firmware, based
on the TI Z-Stack™ for the ZigBee® Standard
 Supports SPI and UART communication
 Driver library included for MSP430™ and Tiva™ C
MCUs, which abstracts functionality
 Over 30 code examples for a paired MCU included to
demonstrate functionality, including:
Button Blink: Blinks LED when button pressed
Hello World: Outputs ‘Hello World’ to the PC via USB
Get Module Version: Displays module version
Get MAC Address: Displays internal MAC address
Write NV Items: Writes to user-accessible non-volatile memory
Read NV Items: Reads user-accessible non-volatile memory
Read Radio GPIO: Displays value of module GPIO 1-4
Write Radio GPIO: Writes values to module GPIO 1-4
Coordinator Function: AF/ZDO, Simple API, or Secure
Router Function: AF/ZDO, Simple API, or Secure
End Point Function: AF/ZDO
RF Tester: RF test utility
Minimal RF engineering experience necessary
Minimal ZigBee® experience necessary
Easy to program and implement, short design cycle
No additional “Intentional Radiator” certification
required (FCC 15.247, IC RSS-210, EN 300 328)
Suitable for export (ECCN 5A002.a.1 per CCATS
G147235) and is eligible for license exception under
sections 740.17(A) and (B)(3) of the EAR
Minimal real estate required
Easily implemented on a two layer PCB
No additional harmonic filtering required
100% RF-tested in production
Common footprint for similar products in family
No additional DC decoupling required
Includes IEEE 802.15.4 MAC Timer
CSMA/CA hardware support
Accurate Digital RSSI/LQI support
Battery monitor and temperature sensor
AES Security co processor
Operating temperature –40 to +85˚C
FCC ID: X7J-A11091301 // IC: 8975A-A11091301
ZigBee® Light Link control systems, ZigBee® systems,
Home/building automation, lighting systems, low power
wireless sensor networks, consumer electronics, industrial
control and monitoring.
PLEASE NOTE: Additional information on the Texas
Instruments CC2530 and CC2591 devices can be found in
the company’s latest datasheet release at http://www.ti.com
This product is not to be used in any implantable medical device or external
medical device intended to regulate or monitor biological functions, including but
not limited to devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac
resynchronization devices, pressure sensors, biochemical stimulators and
Anaren shall not be responsible for any consequential damages arising from the
sale or use of this product for any use of this type. The ultimate user of the
product assumes all risk of personal injury or death arising from a prohibited use.
For more information
see product User’s
Manual, available online.
* The terms ZigBee®, ZigBee® Alliance, and ZigBee® Standard are registered
trademarks of ZigBee®
Anaren, Inc. | 6635 Kirkville Road | East Syracuse, NY 13057
800.411.6596 | www.anaren.com/air | [email protected]
Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) Low‐power RF modules, firmware & development tools that make it easy to ’go wireless’ Product overview
Block diagram
The A2530E24AZ1 is a high-performance, FCC & IC certified
and ETSI-compliant ZigBee®/IEEE 802.15.4 RF SOC module
that incorporates the Texas Instruments CC2530 transceiver
chip and CC2591 range extender in the industry’s smallest
package (11 x 19 x 2.5 mm). The module incorporates a
crystal, the required RF matching and filtering for regulatory
compliance, plus filtering on select digital lines for better noise
reduction and sensitivity. The modules operate in the global
unlicensed 2.4GHz ISM/SRD frequency band. These radio
modules are ideal for achieving low power wireless
connectivity without having to deal with extensive Protocol, RF
design and regulatory compliance, allowing quick time to
market. The modules are 100% tested to provide consistent
The A2530E24AZ1 has an RoHS-compliant ENIG finish and
is packaged in 27-piece matrix trays or on 500-piece tape &
reel for high-volume automated manufacturing.
Layout information
See product User’s Manual for detailed information.
Pin diagram
Pin-out shown is for operation using the AIR-ZNP for ZigBee®
Standard firmware; native pin functionality is also shown. See TI
CC2530 / CC2591 data sheets and A2530 User’s Manual for
detailed pin descriptions.
Viewed from top side
Ground detail (corner)
Where applicable:
NC = “No Connection”
Pin is NOT connected internally
DNC = “Do Not Connect” Pin
reserved for internal use; ensure
mating footprint pads are isolated.
GND = “Ground”
Connect the maximum number
possible (minimum one for proper
References in (parentheses)
show native CC2530 pin function.
Caution! ESD sensitive device.
Precautions should be used when
handling the device in order to
prevent permanent damage.
The item described in this
product brief is part of our total
AIR Support solution. To learn
more, visit our website or just
ask us!
For more information
see product User’s
Manual, available
Footprint (PWB)
Ground detail (edge)
Chip series
Frequency band
Form factor
Design ID
6 Application
7 Packaging
(CC1101, CC2500, CC2530, CC8520)
(R = radio only, E = Range Extender)
(x 100MHz)
(A = Internal Antenna, C = Connector)
(Z1 = Loaded with Anaren AIR-ZNP
for ZigBee® Standard)
(G = General)
(R = Reel, M = Matrix Tray)
Anaren, Inc. | 6635 Kirkville Road | East Syracuse, NY 13057
800.411.6596 | www.anaren.com/air | [email protected]
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