TI CC430 RF AdapTag Kit

Model Name S1000CF121 (Aurora Mb)


Q'ty 1: 1.44” EPD

Q'ty 1: 2” EPD

Q'ty 1: 2.7” EPD
AdapTag device board
Q'ty 4: AdapTag Boards
CR2450 battery
Q'ty 3: CR2450 Lithium Battery
TI EZ430 USB Dongle
PL-2303HX USB Dongle
Windows XP&7, Windows 8
Q'ty 1: USB Dongle

Texas Instruments and Pervasive Displays have joined forces to bring you the easiest way to start your own wireless e-Paper network! e-Paper is rapidly replacing traditional print paper labels and signage in businesses across the globe. With low power consumption and the ability to easily update and make changes, e-Paper is an eco-friendly way to reduce operating costs and improve production and logistic processes in industrial environments. The AdapTag development kit provides a simple, working reference design for hardware and software development on sub 1 GHz at 433MHz applications, based on the Texas Instruments CC430 RF MCU with ultra-low power active matrix electronic paper displays (EPDs) from Pervasive Displays Inc (PDi). The AdapTag board with PDi’s EPD is able to operate as host or slave, and contains Advanced Low Power Star (ALPS) protocol stack, programmable firmware code and open source software that can be tailored towards many different EPD applications.


  • Starter kit to quick design RF product with active matrix e-Paper display(EPD)
  • Reduced development time and shortened time to market
  • Complete low power protocol reduces the RF communication design cycle
  • Open reference circuits, tool source code and design documents
  • Ultra low power consumption through configurable output power, flexible frame cycle and time slot of protocol


  • Supports driving 1.44", 2" and 2.7" EPD Panels including V231 FPL (Front Plane Laminate)
  • Direct drive EPD by Microchip PIC24 microcontroller without extra graphic or timing controller
  • On board 256K bits serial RAM and temperature sensor
  • On board LDO voltage regulator to 3V for EPD operation
  • PICtail Plus Interface for connecting to Explorer 16 Development Board
  • Open documentation and driving waveform for EPD panel
  • Provides Microchip MPLAB® X project source code with Microchip Graphic Library
  • Provides global update and partial update driving technology on EPD panels

System Block Diagram

Documents and Codes

AdapTag Flyer AdapTag Flyer 2908KB
Quick start
AdapTag Quick Start Guide AdapTag Quick Start Guide 444KB
User manual
AdapTag User Manual AdapTag User Manual 1600KB
COG driving
AdapTag COG Driver Programming Guide AdapTag COG Driver Programming Guide 1689KB
Development guide
AdapTag System Development Guide AdapTag System Development Guide 1228KB
Power budget
AdapTag Slave - Power budget AdapTag Slave - Power budget 51KB
Installer AdapTag Manager v1.02 installer
(works with firmware v2.00)
Tool source code
(Visual Studio)
AdapTag Manager v1.02 source code
Firmware code AdapTag Host/Slave v2.00 Firmware source code
Schematic & Gerber
AdapTag Manager v1.0 Schematic/Gerber/BOM AdapTag Manager v1.0 Schematic/Gerber/BOM 335KB

Terms & Conditions

  AdapTag Development Kit Product Terms & Conditions

Advanced Support

Webinar video
AdapTag Webinar Video Recording Dec 2012 AdapTag Webinar Video Recording Dec 2012 66472KB
Webinar slides
AdapTag Webinar Slides Dec 2012 AdapTag Webinar Slides Dec 2012 70022KB