New SimpleLink™ Internet-on-a-chip™ CC3200 and CC3100 solutions offer enhancements over existing TI CC3000 Wi-Fi modules

We are pleased to announce that TI recently introduced the next generation in embedded Wi-Fi with TI’s SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3100 and CC3200. The SimpleLink WiFi family includes:

CC3100 Wireless Network Processor, with on-chip Wi-Fi, Internet and robust security protocols. It can be used to connect any low-cost, low-power microcontroller (MCU) to the Internet of Things (IoT)!
CC3200 Wireless MCU integrates a high-performance ARM® Cortex™-M4 MCU with on-chip Wi-Fi, Internet and robust security protocols. It can be used to develop an entire Internet of Things (IoT) application with a single IC.

The newly announced SimpeLink Wi-Fi devices were developed from the ground up to provide new capabilities to the market, namely:

  • CC3200, the Industry’s first Internet-on-a-chip™ with an integrated programmable MCU
  • QFN package for easy chip on board layout
  • Additional Wi-Fi modes & standards including access point mode, 802.11n, WPA2 enterprise & more
  • Additional Wi-Fi low power modes including hibernate with faster wake up and connection times & more
  • Integrated Internet & security protocols & applications including SSL 3.0, TLS 1.2, Http Server & more
  • Flexible Wi-Fi provisioning options including access point mode, WPS2 & more (in addition to SmartConfig ™ mode)

CC3200 and CC3100 offer many additional enhancements over CC3000:

  • Integration of additional internet and networking protocols, such as mDNS, TLS/SSL and others, on chip, ensuring enhanced end-to-end stability and robustness in system level use cases
  • Robust BSD Socket Interface
  • Support for Non-Blocking APIs
  • Robustness enhancements to TCP & UDP Data transfers
  • Enhanced SmartConfig™ capabilities
  • Fixes for CC3000 known issues and limitations

TI recommends CC3200 & CC3100 for all new and existing embedded Wi-Fi & Internet of Things applications.

Products designed with CC3000 can be easily migrated to CC3100 or CC3200:

  • Similar Network Processor APIs enable easy migration of CC3000 Customer Applications to CC3100 or CC3200
  • CC3100 & CC3200 are provided in an easy-to-layout QFN package, with the Power Amplifier, Switch & DC2DC now integrated on-chip.
  • A Wi-Fi & FCC/IC/CE certified TI module solution, including integrated clocks, serial flash and RF filter will also be available soon.
  • The CC3100 host driver can be easily ported to any MCU
  • The CC3200 peripheral driver APIs are compatible with SDKs for TI Cortex-M4 devices

TI offers extensive resources to help existing CC3000 customers to migrate to the next generation:

  • HW Design resources including CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 Booster Pack with Reference Design files, User’s Guides, Design checklists, Datasheet & Technical Reference Manual
  • Software Development Kit (CC3200 SDK & CC3100 SDK) with 40+ MCU Peripheral, WiFi & Internet-on-a-chip sample applications with support for multiple Integrated development environments including CCS & IAR
  • Extensive SW documentation including Programmer’s Guides, Doxygen-based API Guides & Host Driver Porting
  • PC-based development tools for flashing, configuration of network & software parameters, RF Testing & Evaluation & PC based code development & debugging
  • Dedicated & Responsive E2E Forum that is actively monitored in multiple time zones

TI is planning to release a new  CC3000 Release (v 1.14) in the upcoming month. TI will also publish a comprehensive errata of all known limitation and issues that exist in the CC3000 release as well as the status of these issues in CC32xx & CC31xx.

We would like to thank our customers for their interest in SimpleLink WiFi devices and their valuable feedback which has been a valuable resource in the development of the next generation in embedded Wi-Fi - TI’s SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3100 and CC3200.

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