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Wi-Fi module eases home network setup

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Wi-Fi? MCU? smartphones?

Texas Instruments Inc. has announced the SimpleLink WiFi CC3000, which is a self-contained module that features the company's SmartConfig technology. According to the company, the technology is a Wi-Fi configuration process developed by TI that allows multiple in-home devices without displays to connect to a Wi-Fi network via a smartphone or tablet in a single step.

The CC3000 module supports service discovery applications on smartphones, tablets and PCs using Bonjour zero-configuration networking technology, making it easier for consumers to quickly identify and manage networked devices, said TI. The module is also compatible with low-cost, low-memory MCU systems, such as TI's MSP430 family, the company added.

TI stated that the module features cloud connectivity with cloud server connection over HTTP via built-in TCP/IP stack, remote device control available via mobile app or website and push/pull of sensor data, monitor and control made possible via TI cloud service partners and other providers.

Using SimpleLink WiFi CC3000 modules, design engineers can take advantage of a complete support platform including a comprehensive Wiki, sample applications, support community, user guide and porting guide for faster time-to-market, added the company.

SimpleLink WiFi CC3000 pre-production modules are sampling now. Production modules will be available in 1Q13 through TI authorised distributors for $9.99 in 1,000-unit quantities. The SmartConfig technology iOS app is available on the App Store. The SmartConfig technology app will be available for Android in 1Q13.

SimpleLink WiFi CC3000 Evaluation Modules and BoosterPacks are available on the TI eStore.

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