CC3200 SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® and Internet-of-Things solution, a Single-Chip Wireless MCU - CC3200


CC3200 SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® and Internet-of-Things solution, a Single-Chip Wireless MCU

Key Engineering Topics for SimpleLink Embedded Wi-Fi

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


Start your design with the industry’s first single-chip microcontroller unit (MCU) with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Created for the Internet of Things (IoT), the SimpleLink CC3200 device is a wireless MCU that integrates a high-performance ARM Cortex-M4 MCU, allowing customers to develop an entire application with a single IC. With on-chip Wi-Fi, Internet, and robust security protocols, no prior Wi-Fi experience is required for faster development. The CC3200 device is a complete platform solution including software, sample applications, tools, user and programming guides, reference designs, and the TI E2E™ support community. The device is available in a QFN package that is easy to layout.

The applications MCU subsystem contains an industry-standard ARM Cortex-M4 core running at 80 MHz. The device includes a wide variety of peripherals, including a fast parallel camera interface, I2S, SD/MMC, UART, SPI, I2C, and four-channel ADC. The CC3200 family includes flexible embedded RAM for code and data and ROM with external serial flash bootloader and peripheral drivers.

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 applications 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 CC3200 device supports Station, Access Point, and Wi-Fi Direct modes. The device also supports WPA2 personal and enterprise security and WPS 2.0. The Wi-Fi Internet-on-a-chip 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 requiring less than 4 µA of current.


  • CC3200 SimpleLink Wi-Fi—Consists of Applications Microcontroller,
    Wi-Fi Network Processor, and Power-Management Subsystems
    • Applications Microcontroller Subsystem
      • ARM® Cortex®-M4 Core at 80 MHz
      • Embedded Memory
        • RAM (Up to 256KB)
        • External Serial Flash Bootloader, and Peripheral Drivers in ROM
      • 32-Channel Direct Memory Access (µDMA)
      • Hardware Crypto Engine for Advanced Fast Security, Including
        • AES, DES, and 3DES
        • SHA2 and MD5
        • CRC and Checksum
      • 8-Bit Parallel Camera Interface
      • 1 Multichannel Audio Serial Port (McASP) Interface with Support for
        Two I2S Channels
      • 1 SD/MMC Interface
      • 2 Universal Asynchronous Receivers and Transmitters (UARTs)
      • 1 Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
      • 1 Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C)
      • 4 General-Purpose Timers with 16-Bit Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Mode
      • 1 Watchdog Timer
      • 4-Channel 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
      • Up to 27 Individually Programmable, Multiplexed GPIO Pins
    • Wi-Fi Network Processor Subsystem
      • Featuring Wi-Fi Internet-On-a-Chip™
      • Dedicated ARM MCU
        Completely Offloads Wi-Fi and Internet Protocols from the Application Microcontroller
      • Wi-Fi and Internet Protocols in ROM
      • 802.11 b/g/n Radio,Baseband, 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
    • 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: 4 µA
        • Low-Power Deep Sleep (LPDS): 120 µA
        • RX Traffic (MCU Active): 59 mA @ 54 OFDM
        • TX Traffic (MCU Active): 229 mA @ 54 OFDM, Maximum Power
        • Idle Connected (MCU in LPDS): 695 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
    Key ROM Features
    Integrated Bluetooth Controller
    Key Wi-Fi Features
    Throughput (Max) (Mbps)
    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)
    Wireless MCU    
    ARM Cortex M4    
    Wi-Fi Driver & Supplicant
    TCP/IP Stack
    TLS/SSL Stack
    Peripheral Drivers
    External Serial Flash Bootloader    
    STA, AP, & Wi-Fi Direct Mode
    SmartConfig, AP & WPS Provisioning    
    -16 (UDP)
    -12 (TCP)    
    Parallel Camera
    McASP (I2S)
    4 GP Timers
    1 Watchdog Timer
    4-Channel 12-Bit ADCs
    Up To 27 GPIOs    
    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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