As home automation continues to grow, the silicon that enables it must offer higher performance, higher security standards and lower power consumption. TI helps developers build the foundation for their Apple HomeKit solutions with TI's robust offering of hardware, software and support, the home automation applications using Apple HomeKit technology are endless, from door locks, to thermostats, lighting, sensors, garage doors, alarm systems, and more.
The Bluetooth low energy software development kit (SDK) from TI delivers a robust solution for HomeKit, featuring a unique combination of performance and low-power and offers developers with an unparalleled level of differentiation to develop home automation applications using Apple HomeKit technology.
TI's HomeKit Bluetooth low energy solution is architected with the MSP432™ host microcontroller (MCU) that runs the HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) driving the SimpleLink™ Bluetooth low energy CC2640 wireless MCU connected via a serial interface (UART).
Looking to create a product that seamlessly connects with Apple's HomeKit accessories. TI's MSP432™ ultra-low power MCU plus SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® low energy CC2640 wireless MCU provide maximum flexibility to create the most dynamic HomeKit enabled system. With TI's hardware and software offering, the home automation applications using Apple HomeKit technology are endless, from air conditioners to garage doors, even security systems.
It's effortless to craft a connected ecosystem by leveraging the high processing power of the MSP432 MCU to drive a high level display that can easily authenticate new devices into a larger system of HomeKit accessories. Additionally, the CC2640 device enables easy Bluetooth low energy connectivity to control HomeKit accessories from an iOS device. This vibrant design structure induces scalability across any HomeKit product. Door locks, light switches and many more devices can be connected leveraging TI's MSP432 MCU plus CC2640 wireless MCU solution with Apple HomeKit technology.
The MSP432P401R MCU features the ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor offering ample processing capability and memory footprint to meet HomeKit cryptography requirements as well as further application needs, while incorporating a 14-bit 1Msps ADC14 that provides a flexible and low-power analog with best-in-class performance to enable developers to add differentiated sensing and measurement capabilities to their HomeKit applications.
The dedicated wireless connectivity processor offers robust Bluetooth low energy connectivity with long range for whole-house coverage at lower power consumption. In addition to the IC form factor, the CC2640 is also available in pre-certified module option, CC2650MODA, further enabling ease-of-use, simplifying hardware and software integration with the MSP432 host MCU and ultimately reducing time to market.
The modular approach allows developers to deploy best-in-class Bluetooth low energy connectivity and add a plethora of differentiation including high-precision analog, local high-resolution display, more processing capability for the top-level application, all while optimizing for lowest power consumption.
The SimpleLink CC3220S and CC3220SF wireless microcontrollers (SoCs), combined with an Apple MFi authentication co-processor, the CC3220 SDK and the software add-on for HomeKit, enable a fully operational solution for Apple’s HomeKit technology.
The SimpleLink Wi-Fi HomeKit SDK, is an implementation of the Apple wireless accessory configuration (WAC), and HomeKit accessory protocol (HAP). The add-on incorporates the low power framework of the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3220 devices and the included advanced security features.
This offering enables customers (who are MFi licensees) to develop or create revolutionary products that their end customers will ultimately use to automate or remotely control services inside their homes using HomeKit technology.
Start your design with the industry’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® single-chip microcontroller (SoC) with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Created for the internet of things (IoT), the SimpleLink CC3220 device family is a wireless microcontroller (SoC) solution, integrating two on-chip MCUs—an ARM Cortex-M3 network processor to run all Wi-Fi and Internet logical layers, as well as a user application-dedicated high-performance ARM Cortex-M4 MCU. This architecture, with optional 1MB Flash, allows customers to develop an entire application on one device with on-chip Wi-Fi, Internet, and robust security protocols. No prior Wi-Fi or networking experience is required for fast development.
TI's Sitara solution for HomeKit kick starts development of Apple HomeKit accessories with a robust and Apple certifiable SDK. The HomeKit SDK is pre-integrated in a Linux environment, running on a high performance Sitara processor capable of performing more functions to enable differentiation in home automation Apple HomeKit applications.
TI's Sitara solution for HomeKit is architected with the AM3352 host processor that runs the HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) in a Linux environment to enable connectivity for Apple HomeKit accessories.
Sitara Processors are TI's family of scalable processors based on ARM® Cortex®-A cores with flexible peripherals, connectivity and unified software support. Sitara devices are system optimized for a wide set of HomeKit applications, all while enabling you to design securely with crypto and secure boot. When you are ready to expand your HomeKit design, simply scale between options ranging from single-core Cortex™-A8 to multiple Cortex™-A15 devices and leverage your software development investment with the Processor SDK.
Utilize Sitara processors in your next HomeKit application to boost performance, simplify design and expand connectivity. Specifically, TI's AM3352 high performance ARM Cortex -A8 processors, with 1-Gb Ethernet support, offer maximum flexibility to create the most dynamic HomeKit system. Get started with the widely available AM335x-based BeagleBone Black, an inexpensive and proven development platform. It is a Linux based software library that enables Apple HomeKit technology.