TI SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module simplifies home network setup

5th January 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, January 05, 2013: With the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, new devices are wirelessly connected to the home network and to the cloud. However, headless devices with no keypads or touchscreens including garage door openers, home appliances, lights, thermostats and treadmills can be complicated to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) offers developers a solution to these challenges with its latest SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module available from TI.

The self-contained module features the unique SmartConfig technology, 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 just one easy step. To see how simple SmartConfig technology is, watch the video here. The CC3000 module now also supports service discovery applications on phones, tablets and PCs using Bonjour zero-configuration networking technology, making 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, such as TI’s MSP430 family.

Gil Reiter, marketing director, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI, said, “The need to easily connect display-less devices to the wireless network has become a barrier to wide deployment of connected-home products. With TI’s SmartConfig technology, ODMs can reduce the complexity of consumers’ in-home provisioning through a simple Wi-Fi setup application for smartphones or tablets that gets a SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000-enabled device on the network with just one click. Once devices are connected, the consumer’s experience gets even better with intuitive service discovery capabilities that allow for easy device control and monitoring.”

The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 will be demonstrated at CES 2013 in the TI Village, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Support

Using SimpleLink Wi-Fi 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.

Pricing and Availability
SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 pre-production modules are sampling now. Production modules will be available in 1Q 2013 through TI authorized distributors for $9.99 in 1,000-unit quantities. The SmartConfig technology iOS app is available now on the App Store. The SmartConfig technology app will be available for Android in 1Q 2013.

SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 Evaluation Modules and BoosterPacks are available on the TI eStore.

Other products in the SimpleLink family include: SimpleLink GPS CC4000, SimpleLink ZigBee CC2530ZNP, SimpleLink 6LoWPAN CC1180 and SimpleLink ANT CC2570/1.

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