element14 Pty Ltd introduces the CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 BoosterPack from Texas Instruments designed for faster and easier implementation of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The CC3200 Launchpad is a development platform while the CC3100 BoosterPack is a Wi-Fi device.
The industry’s first single-chip programmable microcontroller with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity suitable for applications in cloud connectivity, home automation, safety and security, health and fitness, and metering, the CC3200 LaunchPad kit features on-board emulation using an FTDI device and has temperature sensors, a 3-axis accelerometer, LEDs and push-buttons.
This SimpleLink enabled wireless MCU based on the high-performance ARM Cortex-M4 enables developers to create an entire application with a single IC. It comes with driver support and an SDK with over 40 applications for Wi-Fi protocols, internet applications and MCU peripheral examples together with user guides, design files and API guides.
The CC3100 BoosterPack, a next-generation SimpleLink Wi-Fi device can be added to an external host microcontroller for easy implementation of Internet connectivity including security, quick connection and cloud support. Advantages such as reduced development time, lower costs, space-saving, ease of certification and less need for RF expertise simplify the creation of IoT solutions. The Wi-Fi device can run on two AA batteries for over a year, bringing embedded Wi-Fi capabilities to battery-operated end-equipment.
An advanced emulation accessory board, CC31XXEMUBOOST is additionally available for flashing updates to the CC3100BOOST, using the radio tool for RF performance evaluation, and for advanced FTDI debugging.
David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell explains that the new IoT solutions build upon TI’s connectivity leadership and are a significant addition to Premier Farnell’s comprehensive offering of low power IoT-enabling development tools from the world’s leading suppliers. He adds that developers will value the integrated Wi-Fi solution, which offers faster time to market and greater functionality, and drives down system costs and power consumption.