JN5174: ZigBee and IEEE802.15.4 Wireless Microcontroller with 160 kB Flash, 32 kB RAM

The JN5174 device is an ultra-low-power, high-performance wireless microcontroller, optimized as a platform for Thread and ZigBee 3.0 applications in Smart Home and Smart Lighting networks. It features an ARM Cortex-M3 processor with debug and programmable clock speeds. The JN5174 device has 160 kB of embedded Flash memory as well as 32 kB of RAM and 4 kB of EEPROM. The embedded Flash can support "Over-The-Air" firmware updates. The device also includes a 2.4 GHz "IEEE802.15.4 compliant" transceiver and a comprehensive mix of on-chip analog and digital peripherals.

The radio transmit power is configurable up to +10 dBm output. The very-low receive operating current (down to 12.7 mA in normal operation and 0.6 µA in sleep mode) results in long battery life, allowing operation directly from a coin cell. Through its power-saving modes, the device is therefore ideal for battery-powered nodes. The on-chip peripherals include a fail-safe I2C-bus, SPI-bus ports (both master and slave) and a 6-channel analog-to-digital converter, directly supporting a wide range of applications without the need for extra hardware.

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  • Very low current solution for long battery life: over 10 years
  • Very low receive current for low standby power of ‘receiver always on’ nodes
  • Integrated power amplifier for long range and robust communication
  • Large embedded Flash memory to enable Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware updates without external Flash memory
  • Single-chip device to run communication stack and application
  • Supports multiple network stacks
  • Peripherals customized for lighting applications
  • System BOM is low in component count and cost
  • Flexible sensor interfacing
  • Package
    • 6 x 6 mm HVQFN40, 0.5 mm pitch
    • lead-free and RoHS compliant
  • 6 x 6 mm HVQFN40, 0.5 mm pitch
  • lead-free and RoHS compliant
  • Temperature range: -40 °C to +125 °C
  • 2.4 GHz IEEE802.15.4 compliant
  • Receive current 14.8 mA, in low-power receive mode 12.7 mA
  • Receiver sensitivity -96 dBm
  • Configurable transmit power for reduced current consumption, for example:
    • 10 dBm, 22.5 mA
    • 8.5 dBm, 19.6 mA
    • 3 dBm, 14mA
  • 10 dBm, 22.5 mA
  • 8.5 dBm, 19.6 mA
  • 3 dBm, 14mA
  • Radio link budget 106 dB
  • Maximum input level of +10 dBm
  • Compensation for temperature drift of crystal oscillator frequency
  • 2.0 V to 3.6 V battery operation
  • Antenna diversity (Auto RX)
  • Integrated ultra-low-power sleep oscillator (0.6 µA)
  • 100 nA deep sleep current with wake-up from external event
  • 128-bit AES security processor
  • MAC accelerator with packet formatting, CRCs, address check, auto-acks, timers
  • ARM Cortex-M3 CPU with debug support
  • 160kB Flash, 32kB RAM, 4kB EEPROM
  • OTA firmware upgrade capability
  • 32 MHz clock selectable down to 1 MHz for low-power operation
  • Dual PAN ID support
  • Fail-safe I2C-bus interface, operates as either master or slave
  • 8 Timers (6 x PWM and 2 timer/counters)
  • 2 low-power sleep counters
  • 2 UARTs, one with flow control
  • SPI-bus master and slave port, 2 simultaneous selects
  • Variable instruction width for high coding efficiency
  • Multi-stage instruction pipeline
  • Data EEPROM with guaranteed 100k write operations
  • Supply voltage monitor with 8 programmable thresholds
  • Battery voltage and temperature sensors
  • 6-input 10-bit ADC
  • Analog comparator
  • Digital monitor for ADC
  • Watchdog timer and POR
  • Low-power modes controller
  • Up to 18 Digital IO (DIO) and 2 digital outputs pins
  • Robust and secure low-power wireless applications
  • Thread
  • ZigBee 3.0 Lighting & Occupancy
  • ZigBee Home Automation
  • ZigBee Light Link
  • Energy harvesting - for example, self-powered light switch
  • Toys and gaming peripherals
Data Sheets (1)
Name/DescriptionModified Date
IEEE802.15.4 Wireless Microcontroller (REV 2.0) PDF (3.4 MB) JN517X08 Nov 2016
Ordering Information
ProductStatusStatusBudgetary Price excluding tax(US$)Package Type and Termination CountGPIOsQualification Tier
Package Information
Product IDPackage DescriptionOutline VersionReflow/Wave SolderingPackingProduct StatusPart NumberOrdering code(12NC)MarkingChemical ContentRoHS / Pb Free / RHFLeadFree Conversion DateMSLMSL LF
JN5174/001Reel 7" Q1/T1 in DrypackActiveJN5174/001Z (9353 082 87515)Standard MarkingJN5174/001Always Pb-free11
Tray, Bakeable, Multiple in DrypackActiveJN5174/001K (9353 082 87557)Standard MarkingJN5174/001Always Pb-free11
Reel 13" Q1/T1 in DrypackActiveJN5174/001Y (9353 082 87518)Standard MarkingJN5174/001Always Pb-free11
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