Terms and acronyms

General Terms and Acronyms

Customer Configuration
Customer Configuration is set by the application and contains configuration parameters for the ROM boot code, device hardware, and device firmware. It contains lock-bits on the last page of flash. You can read more in the Customer Configuration section in the CC13x0 CC26x0 SimpleLink Wireless MCU Technical Reference Manual.
Code Composer Studio
An integrated development environment to develop applications for Texas Instruments embedded processors. Download: Code Composer Studio
Class 4 IEEE 1149.7: Standard for Reduced-pin and Enhanced-functionality Test Access Port and Boundary-scan Architecture. This is known by acronym cJTAG (compact JTAG).
GNU Compiler Collection
A compiler system produced by the GNU Project, which support various programming languages such as C and C++.
General purpose RAM. This memory area is used for the cache per default, but can be configured to be used as RAM.
Halt In Boot
A mechanism in CC13xx and CC26xx devices to ensure that the external emulator can take control of the device before it executes any application code.
Refers to IAR Systems’ IAR Embedded Workbench, which is an integrated development environment used for building and debugging embedded applications.
IEEE standard 1149.1: Standard Test Access Port and Boundary Scan Architecture Test Access Port (TAP). This standard is known by the acronym JTAG (Joint Test Action Group).
Microcontroller Unit
A small computer on a single integrated circuit.
Non-Volatile Storage
Storage of data in non-volatile memory (NVM). NVM retains saved data during power cycles. In the context of CC13x0 devices, NVM either refers to the internal flash or some external flash.
Over the Air Download
The process of performing a device firmware update over the air.
Read-only Memory
Type of non-volatile memory used in computers. Once data is written to ROM, the data cannot be removed and can only be read.
Real Time Software Components
A toolset for creating reusable code, used by TI-RTOS. See RTSC and RTSC-Pedia.
System Configuration Tool
SysConfig is a graphical interface for configuring software projects. Configuration files, C source files and header files are generated based on the parameters configured in the SysConfig dashboard. SysConfig is not supported for CC13x0.
TI Code Generation Tools
Set of C/C++ Compilers and Assembly Language tools for many TI microcontrollers and processors. For more information, see TI Code Generation Tools.
Versatile Instruction Memory System
A system control module that handles access to the device memory areas from the CPU and system bus. You can read more in the CC13x0 CC26x0 SimpleLink Wireless MCU Technical Reference Manual.
Block started by symbol. This memory section usually contains uninitialized variables including the task stacks.

Sensor Controller Terms and Acronyms

Sensor Controller
A dedicated 16-bit CPU core on CC13xx and CC26xx devices, located in the auxiliary (AUX) power/clock domain. It can perform simple background tasks autonomously and independently of the System CPU and the MCU domain power states.
Sensor Controller Studio
A stand-alone IDE used to write, test and debug code for the Sensor Controller.

RF Core Terms and Acronyms

Clear Channel Assessment
CCA referrs to checking if a channel is clear of traffic before transmitting. The combination of RSSI threshold and channel idle time defines what is considered a “clear” channel.
Command and Packet Engine
The unit on the RF core that is responsible for command execution and packet encoding/decoding. It acts as a supervisor for all other sub-modules during command execution.
Used as an abbreviation for settings that uses the patch rf_patch_cpe_genfsk. genfsk supports up to 500 kbps FSK and GFSK.
Current Bias
One of several parameters for adjusting output power during packet transmissions. ‘I’ in ‘IB’ stands for the SI unit for current.
Modem Control Engine
A functional unit on the RF core that sits in between the CPE and the RFE. It is responsible for signal modulation/demodulation and binary base band processing.
Power Amplifier
A RF power amplifier converts a low-power RF signal into a higher power signal. Typically, RF power amplifiers drive the antenna of a transmitter.
Radio Timer
A functional unit on the RF core that provides accurate timing for command execution. It runs with 1/4 speed of the high- frequency oscillator.
Radio Front-end Engine
A functional unit on the RF core that is responsible for the analog signal processing part. It connects the MCE to the antenna.
RF mode designed to giv a long range. The data rate is 5 kbps.

Over the Air Download (OAD) Terms and Acronyms

Boot Image Manager running on the OAD Client.
Halt In Boot. A mechanism in CC26xx and CC13xx devices to ensure that the external emulator can take control of the device before it executes any application code.
Over the Air Download
OAD Client
The device receiving firmware images from an OAD Server.
OAD Server
The device responsible for distributing new firmware images.
Simple Non Volatile. An abstraction layer used by the BLE stack for reading and writing to non volatile memory. The GAPBondMgr layer of stack uses SNV to store keys. This region can also be used by the user.

TI-RTOS Terms and Acronyms

Hardware Interrupts
A TI-RTOS hardware interrupt.
Idle Task
A TI-RTOS default task that is executes when no other higher priority thread needs to run.
TI-RTOS in ROM configuration table.
Runtime Object View
A TI-RTOS kernel plugin for CCS and IAR to view a target’s instrumentation data.
Real-Time Clock
An accurate computer clock which keeps track of the current time.
Real Time Operating System
An operating system intended to serve applications with real-time requirements.
Software Interrupts
A TI-RTOS software interrupt.
Texas Instruments Real Time Operating System
An RTOS developed by TI for TI microcontrollers.
Zero-Latency Interrupts
An interrupt that will not be routed through the TI-RTOS kernel’s Hwi dispatcher. For more information, see the Hwi module documentation in the TI-RTOS Kernel API Reference .