Texas Instruments SimpleLink CC3000 Module Supports Headless Devices

Texas Instruments (TI) SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module

Texas Instruments introduced the latest SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module. The TI module features SmartConfig technology, which is a Wi-Fi configuration process that enables multiple in-home devices without displays to connect to a Wi-Fi network via a smartphone or tablet in one easy step. SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 pre-production modules are sampling now. Production modules will be available this quarter. The self-contained module is priced at $9.99 in 1,000-unit quantities.

The CC3000 module supports service discovery applications on phones, tablets and PCs using Bonjour zero-configuration networking technology. This makes it easier for consumers to quickly identify and manage networked devices. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module is compatible with low-cost, low-memory microcontroller (MCU) systems.

TI SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 Features

  • Wireless network processor
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Embedded IPv4 TCP/IP stack
  • TX power: +18.0 dBm at 11 Mbps, CCK
  • RX sensitivity: -88 dBm, 8% PER, 11 Mbps
  • Works with low MIPS and low-cost MCUs with compact memory footprint
  • FCC, IC, and CE certified with a chip antenna
  • HW design files and design guide available from TI
  • Integrated crystal and power management
  • Small form factor: 16.3 mm x 13.5 mm x 2 mm
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to 70°C
  • Based on TI’s seventh generation of proven Wi-Fi solutions
  • Complete platform solution including user and porting guides, API guide, sample applications, and support community

More info: TI SimpleLink CC3000 Module – Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Network Processor (pdf)

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