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RS Components releases easy-to-use wireless module for internet connectivity

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RS Components  (RS) continues to expand its semiconductor offering with the addition of the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 product family from Texas Instruments (TI).

A self-contained 802.11 wireless network processor that simplifies and accelerates the implementation of Internet connectivity, TI's SimpleLink Wi-Fi solution, the CC3000 minimises the software requirements of the host microcontroller (MCU), making it the ideal solution for embedded applications using any low-cost and low-power MCU with a compact memory footprint.

The TI CC3000 module is designed to reduce development time and manufacturing costs, enabling easy addition to the PCB with minimal RF expertise, and providing RF compliance across the US, Canada and Europe (FCC, IC and ETSI). The module's small form factor of 16.3mm x 13.5mm x 2mm saves board space, and is ideally suited for application in home automation, home security, connected appliances, smart energy and M2M communication. Best-in-class radio performance ensures reliable coverage throughout the range of the application area.

Also available from RS, the CC3000 Evaluation Module (EM) board is provided to aid evaluation and development. The EM board contains the CC3000 module, and standard RF1 and RF2 headers to connect to many TI platforms including MSP430, Stellaris, and C5000.  This complete platform solution includes software drivers, sample applications, API guide, user documentation and a world-class support community.

Both products are available to order direct from RS stock for same-day despatch.

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