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

Key Engineering Topics for SimpleLink Embedded Wi-Fi

Getting Started | Wi-Fi Provisioning Options | Tools & Software | Certification

Description

Connect any low-cost, low-power microcontroller (MCU) to the Internet of Things (IoT). The CC3100 device is the industry’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED chip used in the wireless networking solution. The CC3100 device 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 CERTIFIED™ Chip
  • 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: 13 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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Approx. Price (US$)
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package Group
Estimated Package Size (WxL) (mm2)
TI Solution / 3rd Party Solution
CC3100
Wi-Fi    
6.70 | 1ku    
-40 to 85    
VQFN    
64VQFN: 9 x 9: 81 mm2    
TI Solution    

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