I was watching a video on the ti products out currently for wireless microcontrollers, and they mentioned a "multi-standard" CC2650 mcu here http://bcove.me/uekqgi7q. What makes a microcontroller "multi-standard"?



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I think "multi-standard" for CC2650 that the microcontroller support, BLE, Zigbee, 6lowpan, and RF4CE. It is the same SOC, and you load different software stacks support different wireless protocols.

  • $\begingroup$ So in extension of this idea, is a standard then BLE, Zigbee, or 6lowpan on its own (like a communication standard)? $\endgroup$ Aug 31, 2016 at 22:45
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, BLE, Zigbee, and 6lowpan can or does communicate in 2.4GHz frequency. $\endgroup$ Aug 31, 2016 at 22:56
  • $\begingroup$ But is communication in the 2.4GHz range what makes it a "standard"? <- more of my question $\endgroup$ Aug 31, 2016 at 23:10
  • $\begingroup$ I think the standards referred to are BLE, Zigbee, 6Lowpan etc. This are industry standards $\endgroup$ Sep 3, 2016 at 10:57

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