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.

13 Replies

  • Hi Adnan,

    Thanks for the information.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghavendra

  • In reply to Raghavendra Shenoy:

    I am overhelmed with TI offerings on CC3200. Hope this will be a game changer for many industrial applications.

    Hats off :)

  • "TI is planning to release a new  CC3000 Release (v 1.14) in the upcoming month".

    What is this new version going to fix?

    "TI will also publish a comprehensive errata of all known limitation"

    This should be already available, I don't want to waste my time trying to do things which are not possible with CC3000. Alter months, we need a very clear understanding of what are the issues and what TI will fix (on CC3000).

  • Adnan
    • A Wi-Fi & FCC/IC/CE certified TI module solution, including integrated clocks, serial flash and RF filter will also be available soon.

    For those of us who may want to jump ship from the sinking CC3000, do you have an estimate of when a modular version of the CC3100 will appear on the horizon? Will prices be comparable? 

    Also, is the SimpleLink library non-blocking even when used in single-threaded code without an RTOS?

    Thanks!

  • In reply to Vishal Talwar:

    Found an answer to the availability question here:

    http://e2e.ti.com/support/wireless_connectivity/f/968/p/351020/1230211.aspx#1230211

    Still wondering if the driver is non-blocking by design without any reliance on an RTOS.

  • Hi Adnan,

    I am using CC3000 for my application. CC3200 looks robust as compared to CC3000 but I am slightly reluctant to change my micro. I am using firmware version 1.28.

    I wanted to know that if there is some serious bug with CC3000 which cannot be solved in the current hardware ?

    And also, what is meant by "new  CC3000 Release (v 1.14)". Is it a new improved hardware or firmware?

  • In reply to Raghavendra Shenoy:

    Hi Raghvendra,

    I am using CC3000 for my application. CC3200 looks robust as compared to CC3000 but I am slightly reluctant to change my micro (I've already spent a lot of time in development of CC3000). I am using firmware version 1.28.

    For me CC3000 is working just fine, with some disconnection issues (but not very frequent). Should I shift to CC3100/3200. Is there any known issues with these new ICs, since they are pretty new and I am afraid there may be, and not known at this time.

    I wanted to know that if there is some serious bug with CC3000 which cannot be solved in the current hardware ?

    And also, what is meant by "new  CC3000 Release (v 1.14)". Is it a new improved hardware or just a firmware?

    Thanks.

  • Hi All,

    This thread was started 3 months ago, I have searched for the CC3000 updated patch and list of known issues, but I can't find them.


    It seems that the CC3000 is as difficult for it's designers to update as it is for customers to use.

    Is there any news on the update?

  • In reply to Trevor Hancock:

    Hi All,

    Apologies for the delay. As updated in the below link, we are targeting for the September release of version 1.14.

    http://e2e.ti.com/support/wireless_connectivity/f/851/p/345205/1293060.aspx#1293060

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghavendra

  • In reply to Raghavendra Shenoy:

    "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."

    Is this available yet? Please can we get a link?