DALLAS (Jan. 3, 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. Today, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) 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.
“The need to easily connect display-less devices to the wireless network has become a barrier to wide deployment of connected-home products,” said Gil Reiter, marketing director, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. “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.”
SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 solution features
SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 solution benefits
The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 will be demonstrated at CES 2013 in the TI Village, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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.
Availability and pricing
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.
Find out more about TI’s SimpleLink portfolio by visiting the links below:
TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000: www.ti.com/cc3000-pr
TI’s SimpleLink product family: www.ti.com/simplelink
TI’s SmartConfig technology video: www.ti.com/cc3000-pr-v
TI’s wireless connectivity selection guide: www.ti.com/wirelessconnectivityguide
TI’s CC3000Wiki: www.ti.com/cc3000wiki
TI E2E™ CC3000 community: www.ti.com/cc3000forum
TI’s CES activities, including SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 demonstrations