CC3100 SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi and Internet-of-Things solution for MCU Applications - CC3100

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CC3100 SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi and Internet-of-Things solution for MCU Applications

Description

Connect any low-cost, low-power microcontroller (MCU) to the Internet of Things (IoT). The CC3100 wireless networking solution is part of the new SimpleLink Wi-Fi family that dramatically simplifies the implementation of Internet connectivity. The CC3100 device integrates all protocols for Wi-Fi and Internet, which greatly minimizes host MCU software requirements. With built-in security protocols, the CC3100 solution provides a robust and simple security experience. Additionally, the CC3100 device is a complete platform solution including various tools and software, sample applications, user and programming guides, reference designs and the TI E2E™ support community. The CC3100 device is available in an easy-to-layout QFN package.

The Wi-Fi network processor subsystem features a Wi-Fi Internet-on-a-Chip and contains an additional dedicated ARM MCU that completely offloads the host MCU. This subsystem includes an 802.11 b/g/n radio, baseband, and MAC with a powerful crypto engine for fast, secure Internet connections with 256-bit encryption. The CC3100 device supports Station, Access Point, and Wi-Fi Direct modes. The device also supports WPA2 personal and enterprise security and WPS 2.0. This subsystem includes embedded TCP/IP and TLS/SSL stacks, HTTP server, and multiple Internet protocols.

The power-management subsystem includes integrated DC-DC converters supporting a wide range of supply voltages. This subsystem enables low-power consumption modes, such as the hibernate with RTC mode requiringabout 4 µA of current.

The CC3100 device can connect to any 8, 16, or 32-bit MCU over the SPI or UART Interface. The device driver minimizes the host memory footprint requirements requiring less than 7KB of code memory and 700 B of RAM memory for a TCP client application.

Features

  • CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi Consists of Wi-Fi Network Processor and
    Power-Management Subsystems
  • Wi-Fi Network Processor Subsystem
    • Featuring Wi-Fi Internet-On-a-Chip
    • Dedicated ARM MCU
      Completely Offloads Wi-Fi and Internet Protocols from the External
      Microcontroller
    • Wi-Fi Driver and Multiple Internet Protocols in ROM
    • 802.11 b/g/n Radio, Baseband, and Medium Access Control (MAC),
      Wi-Fi Driver, and Supplicant
    • TCP/IP Stack
      • Industry-Standard BSD Socket Application Programming Interfaces
        (APIs)
      • 8 Simultaneous TCP or UDP Sockets
      • 2 Simultaneous TLS and SSL Sockets
    • Powerful Crypto Engine for Fast, Secure Wi-Fi and Internet Connections
      with 256-Bit AES Encryption for TLS and SSL Connections
    • Station, AP, and Wi-Fi Direct™ Modes
    • WPA2 Personal and Enterprise Security
    • SimpleLink Connection Manager for Autonomous and Fast Wi-Fi Connections
    • SmartConfig™ Technology, AP Mode, and WPS2 for Easy and Flexible Wi-Fi
      Provisioning
    • TX Power
      • 18.0 dBm @ 1 DSSS
      • 14.5 dBm @ 54 OFDM
    • RX Sensitivity
      • –95.7 dBm @ 1 DSSS
      • –74.0 dBm @ 54 OFDM
    • Application Throughput
      • UDP: 16 Mbps
      • TCP: 12 Mbps
  • Host Interface
    • Interfaces with 8-, 16-, and 32-Bit MCU or ASICs Over SPI or
      UART Interface
    • Low External Host Driver Footprint: Less Than 7KB of Code Memory and
      700 B of RAM Memory Required for TCP Client Application
  • Power-Management Subsystem
    • Integrated DC-DC Supports a Wide Range of Supply Voltage:
      • VBAT Wide-Voltage Mode: 2.1 to 3.6 V
      • Preregulated 1.85-V Mode
    • Advanced Low-Power Modes
      • Hibernate with RTC: 4 µA
      • Low-Power Deep Sleep (LPDS): 115 µA
      • RX Traffic (MCU Active): 53 mA @ 54 OFDM
      • TX Traffic (MCU Active): 223 mA @ 54 OFDM, Maximum Power
      • Idle Connected: 690 µA @ DTIM = 1
  • Clock Source
    • 40.0-MHz Crystal with Internal Oscillator
    • 32.768-kHz Crystal or External RTC Clock
  • Package and Operating Temperature
    • 0.5-mm Pitch, 64-Pin, 9-mm × 9-mm QFN
    • Ambient Temperature Range: –40°C to 85°C

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Parametrics Compare all products in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 / WLAN)

 
Device Type
Processor
Key ROM Features
Integrated Bluetooth Controller
Key Wi-Fi Features
Throughput (Max) (Mbps)
Peripherals
Wi-Fi RX Current (mA)
Wi-Fi TX Current (mA)
Wi-Fi Idle Connect Current (mA)
Wi-Fi TX Output Power (dBm)
Wi-Fi RX Sensitivity (dBm)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package
CC3100
Wireless Network Processor    
External MCU    
Wi-Fi Driver & Supplicant
TCP/IP Stack
TLS/SSL Stack    
No    
802.11bgn
STA, AP, & Wi-Fi Direct Mode
SmartConfig, AP & WPS Provisioning    
-16 (UDP)
-12 (TCP)    
SPI
UART    
53 (@ 54 OFDM)    
223 (@ 54 OFDM, 14.5 dBm)    
0.69 (DTIM = 1)    
18.0 (@ 1 DSSS)    
-95.7 (@ 1 DSSS)    
-40 to 85    
VQFN (64-pin QFN)    

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