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[FAQ] SimpleLink Wi-Fi Development Guidelines

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These guidelines are intended to provide a reference for all stages of development using TI Wi-Fi Connectivity products.

These guidelines contain the following topics:

Step 0: Learn the technology

Step 1: Pick your device

Step 2: Download necessary software

Step 3: Begin software development

Step 4: Deep-dive into documentation

Step 5: Design your hardware

Step 6: Certification and production

Also see our Common Development Questions at the end!

Not sure what technology to choose? Check out the Wireless Connectivity Technology Select Guide!

Step 0: Learn the technology

Step 1: Pick your device

Step 2: Download necessary software

Step 3: Begin software development

  • Out of Box Experience (CC3220 | CC323x): Once you have selected your LaunchPad, learn about its features and run your first application!
  • SimpleLink Academy: Check out the SimpleLink Academy training platform for step-by-step instructions to learn about Wi-Fi features and how to customize your application.

 

Getting Started curriculum

Get started with Wi-Fi fundamentals, provisioning, and learning about MQTT

Security training curriculum

See the Security curriculum on the Wi-Fi Overview page to learn about our built-in security features and how to use them.

RTOS Concepts

A general overview of concepts used in Real-Time Operating Systems such as task/threads, scheduling, semaphore. Start here to learn about TI-RTOS and POSIX.

SysConfig Tool Basics

SysConfig is tool to help you configure your SimpleLink applications, generating source files for TI Drivers and software libraries

 

Step 4: Deep-dive into documentation

Step 5: Design your hardware

Step 6: Certification and production

Common Development Questions

How do I get started?

Start with the Out of Box Experience! This demo helps you learn about your LaunchPad and run your first application. After that, start to learn about the different features and software libraries we provide for each technology on SimpleLink Academy.     

How do I add my technology to a new application?

It is recommended that users start with one of the various development examples provided in the SDK.

How do I learn about the peripheral drivers? Where do I find examples for PWM, I2C, SPI, UART, or GPIOs?

The TI Drivers Runtime APIs provide basic usage summaries and examples for each peripheral, and additional TI Drivers examples are provided for each device inside the examples/<rtos>/<LaunchPad>/drivers folder of your SDK.

How do I flash code to my LaunchPad?

Use the CCSTUDIO IDE to build and debug code. To program a persistent image on a SimpleLink Wi-Fi device, check out UniFlash ImageCreator.

Where do I learn about security features?

Find out more about the SimpleLink security features available on each stack with these White Papers.

How do I get a schematic and layout review?

Design reviews can be requested for Wi-Fi hardware on ti.com.

Where do I go for help? Where can I find more FAQs?

The E2E Wireless Connectivity forum is the go-to source for help throughout every step of the design process.

E2E is a public forum with questions and answers posted by TI engineers and knowledgeable community members to help users quickly solve their design issues. Search a few keywords to see resolved questions, or you can ask a new question!