Texas Instruments (TI) announced the availability of its SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi®CC3100 and CC3200 modules for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The new SimpleLink family was introduced earlier this year as a low-power platform to simplify the ability to connect IoT solutions. Developers gain additional design flexibility with a certified Internet-on-a-chip™ module option, allowing easy integration of embedded Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity into a wide-range of home, industrial and consumer electronics. Using modules helps developers lower development costs, reduces time to market, and simplifies procurement and certification. Additionally, the modules have complete antenna reference designsfor streamlined integration. For more information on the platform, visit www.ti.com/simplelinkwifi.

Designing with TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi platform provides an array of benefits to developers including:

  • Faster time to market and greater assurance of interoperability as the modules are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ and FCC/IC/CE/TELEC certified, which can be transferred to end products
  • Flexibility to program applications using any microcontroller (MCU) with the CC3100 solution, or leverage the CC3200’s  integrated, user-dedicated, programmable ARM® Cortex®-M4 MCU, allowing customers to run their own code on-chip.
  • The industry’s lowest power consumption for battery operated devices with a low power radio and advanced low power modes supporting the ability to run on two AA batteries for more than a year
  • Simplified development for the IoT with quick connection, cloud support and on-chip Wi-Fi, Internet and robust security protocols, requiring no prior Wi-Fi experience to get a product connected 

The ability to simply and securely connect devices to a Wi-Fi access point (AP) using a phone or tablet app, or a web browser, with multiple provisioning options including SmartConfig™ Technology, WPS and AP mode

SimpleLink Wi-Fi support

To jump start Wi-Fi development, TI now offers module versions of the CC3100 BoosterPack and the CC3200 LaunchPad, in addition to the chip based-kits that were launched earlier this year. 

Developers have access to a complete support platform through the CC3100 and CC3200 wiki. The wiki offers details on how to get started, hardware design information, software examples and details, test and certification tips as well as community support resources. Also, the TI E2E™ community provides a forum to get technical support for this solution.

Additionally, the SimpleLink Wi-Fi family comes with cloud connectivity support through TI’s IoT cloud ecosystem members.

Pricing and availability:

SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 modules (CC3200MOD) and CC3100 modules (CC3100MOD) are available now from the TI Store as part of TI’s sample program:

  •  CC3200 module is available for $19.99 per 1,000 units
  •  CC3100 module is available for $14.99 per 1,000 units

Additionally, the CC3200 module LaunchPad (CC3200MODLAUNCHXL) and CC3100 module BoosterPack (CC3100MODBOOST) are available now:

  • CC3200 module LaunchPad is available for $59.99
  • CC3100 module BoosterPack is available for $49.99

TI’s SimpleLink™ wireless connectivity portfolio

TI’s SimpleLink portfolio of low power wireless connectivity solutions – wireless MCUs, wireless network processors (WNPs), RF transceivers and range extenders for the broad embedded market – makes it easier to develop and connect anything to the Internet of Things (IoT). Spanning over 14 standards and technologies including Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Bluetooth low energy, ZigBee®, Sub-1 GHz, 6LoWPAN and more, SimpleLink products help manufacturers add wireless connectivity to anything, to any design, for anyone. www.ti.com/wireless.