• High performance SMARTRange™ transceiver modem
  • Compliant to IEEE 802.15.4-2006 and IEEE 802.15.4-2003
  • Industrial temperature range: -40°C to +85°C
  • Wide supply voltage range: 2.1V to 3.6V
  • Low-power co-processor for a clean API

Radio Features

  • Industry leading receive sensitivity of -105dBm
  • Programmable transmit power of -3dBm to 9dBm
  • Industry leading link budget of 114dB

Low-Power Features

  • Industry leading power consumption:
    Tx: 12mA at 0dBm transmit power
    19mA at +9dBm transmit power
    Rx: 14mA at -105dBm sensitivity
  • Multiple options for sleep and power-saving modes
  • Sleep mode currents:
    32kHz Sleep timer 200nA
    16MHz Crystal Oscillator 100µA

IEEE 802.15.4-2006 MAC Hardware Support

  • Frame Check Sequence (FCS) Computation
  • Energy Detection (RSSI)
  • Link Quality Indication (LQI)
  • Clear Channel Assessment (CCA)
  • AES security hardware accelerator
  • IEEE 802.15.4 MAC timer
  • Automatic frame filtering and address validation
  • Auto-ACK, CSMA-CA and retransmission algorithms
  • Random number generator

CPU Supervision

  • Watchdog timer with programmable time out periods
  • Supply monitor

Simplified API

  • API managed by on-chip co-processor
  • SAP interface, following the IEEE 802.15.4 specification
  • Synchronous SAP commands simplify user software

Configurable GPIO interface:

  • SPI & I2C serial interfaces (available simultaneously)
  • Configurable IRQ outputs
  • Configurable clock outputs
  • Configurable control inputs for state transition and clock management


  • Temperature sensor
  • 10 general-purpose I/O pins


  • Available in a 32-PIN low-profile QFN package
  • Package size 5mm x 5mm x 0.9mm

Development Tools

  • IEEE 802.15.4-2006 software stack
  • Development kit


Cascoda has designed the CA-821X family to be very easy to program. The Application Programming Interface (API) that define the PHY and MAC functions and system configuration are programmed via an intelligent co-processor, thereby minimizing the control overhead for the system host micro-controller. This allows the Service Access Point (SAP) interface to follow the IEEE 802.15.4 specification, and the extensive use of synchronous commands further simplifies user software.

Cascoda has developed a comprehensive set of drivers for the following micro-controller platforms:

  • ARM® Cortex®-A
  • ARM® Cortex®-M
  • MIPS® interAptiv®
  • MIPS® microAptiv®

Cascoda also supports the following operating systems:

  • Linux [from kernel 4.1, in the kernel from 4.12]
  • ARM mbed [release 5.1]
  • Contiki [release 3.0]

Check out out GitHub repository for publicly available code.

The company expects to add support for further micro-controllers and operating systems as the need arises.


Please download the CA-8210 datasheet from the link below:
CA-8210_datasheet_0418Please take note of our disclaimer.