IEEE® 802.15.4-based Wireless MCUs - 2.4 GHz Solutions

    Our state-of-the-art 2.4 GHz wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) place us at the forefront of developments in wireless technology. They provide optimum hardware platforms for wireless network nodes, integrating a high-performance CPU and a 2.4-GHz radio transceiver on a single chip targeted at IEEE 802.15.4-based solutions. Our MCUs provide a basis for cutting-edge wireless networking solutions in a diverse range of fields, including Smart Energy, Smart Lighting, Home Automation and the Internet of Things (IoT).

    Comparison Table
    Memory Supported Protocols Radio Performance
    Products CPU Flash /
    SRAM /
    EEPROM
    Thread
    ZigBee PRO
    802.15.4 MAC
    SMAC
    Sensitivity Transmit
    Power
    Receive
    Current
    Transmit
    Current
    JN5179
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Cortex-M3 512 KB / 32 KB / 4 KB -96 dBm Up to +10 dBm2 From 12.7 mA Up to 22.5 mA2
    JN5178
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Cortex-M3 256 KB / 32 KB / 4 KB -96 dBm Up to +10 dBm2 From 12.7 mA Up to 22.5 mA2
    JN5174
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Cortex-M3 160 KB / 32 KB / 4 KB -96 dBm Up to +10 dBm2 From 12.7 mA Up to 22.5 mA2
    JN5169
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Enhanced 32-bit RISC 512 KB / 32 KB / 4 KB -96 dBm Up to +10 dBm2 From 13 mA Up to 23.3 mA2
    JN5168
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Enhanced 32-bit RISC 256 KB / 32 KB / 4 KB -95 dBm +2.5 dBm 17 mA 15 mA
    JN5164
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Enhanced 32-bit RISC 160 KB / 32 KB / 4 KB -95 dBm +2.5 dBm 17 mA 15 mA
    JN5161
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Enhanced 32-bit RISC 64 KB / 8 KB / 4 KB  3  3  3 -95 dBm +2.5 dBm 17 mA 15 mA
    KW21Z
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Cortex-M0+ 256-512 KB / 64-128 KB -100 dBm Up to +3.5 dBm 6.8 mA 6.1 mA
    KW20Z
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Cortex-M0+ 160 KB / 20 KB -102 dBm Up to +5 dBm 6.5 mA 8.4 mA
    KW2xD
    IEEE 802.15.4
    Cortex-M4 256–512 KB / 32–64 KB -102 dBm Up to +8 dBm 19.5 mA 18 mA
    MCR20A
    IEEE 802.15.4
    N/A N/A  4  4  4 -102 dBm Up to +8 dBm 19.5 mA 18 mA

    1 ZigBee 3.0, Home Automation and Light Link include support for ZigBee Green Power across all JN516x/7x devices

    2 Configurable transmit power to reduce transmit current.

    3 JN5161 only supports the ZigBee Green Power Device (ZGPD)

    4 MCR20A is just a 802.15.4 Transceiver. It will support the mentioned protocols in combination with a MCU like K64F/KL46

    MCU Support Resources


    Product Order Description
    JN5161 IEEE802.15.4 wireless microcontroller with 64 kB Flash, 8 kB RAM
    JN5164 ZigBee and IEEE802.15.4 wireless microcontroller with 160 kB Flash, 32 kB RAM
    JN5168 ZigBee and IEEE802.15.4 wireless microcontroller with 256 kB Flash, 32 kB RAM
    JN5168-001-M00 ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 Module
    JN5168-001-M03 ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 Module
    JN5168-001-M05 ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 Module
    JN5168-001-M06 ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 Module
    JN5169 ZigBee and IEEE802.15.4 wireless microcontroller with 512 kB Flash, 32 kB RAM
    JN5169-001-M00-2 ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 Module
    JN5169-001-M03-2 ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 Module
    JN5169-001-M06-2 ZigBee PRO and IEEE802.15.4 Module
    JN5179 Ultra-low power ZigBee 3.0 and IEEE 802.15.4 wireless microcontroller with 512 kB Flash, 32 kB RAM and 4 kB EEPROM
    KW20Z Ultra-low power IEEE 802.15.4 SoC for portable health care, wearable sports and fitness and home automation devices.
    KW2xD The Kinetis® KW2xD MCU provides a low-power, compact integrated device for smart energy, home automation, healthcare, RF4CE, and ZigBee IP ...
    MCR20A The MCR20AVHM expands the NXP® portfolio of wireless connectivity products by delivering a new generation of 2.4GHz transceiver for the IEEE® 80...