IoT made easy

By 2020 there will be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices* – Create yours today!

The SimpleLink™ SensorTag kit allows quick and easy prototyping of IoT devices. It just works – connect your sensor solution to the cloud in minutes. Get started with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® low energy, Sub-1 GHz and IEEE 802.15.4 based protocols (e.g. 6LoWPAN, ZigBee®, etc.) now.

* Source: Gartner, 2015

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IoT made easy By 2020 there will be 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices – Create yours today!


Getting Started

Multi-standard SensorTag kit

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sensortag - Download App

Download App

Download the SensorTag app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and start the app

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sensortag - remove battery tab

Remove battery tab

Pull the tab on the SensorTag batteries to power on the kit

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sensortag - Explore your SensorTag

Explore your SensorTag

Select your SensorTag from the device list. Then, select "sensor view" to see the sensor reading

Dual-band SensorTag kit

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sensortag - Download App

Download App

Download the SensorTag app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and start the app

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sensortag - remove battery tab

Remove battery tab

Pull the tab on the SensorTag batteries to power on the kit

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sensortag - Explore your SensorTag

Explore your SensorTag

Select your SensorTag from the device list. Then, select "sensor view" to see the sensor reading

Wi-Fi SensorTag demo kit

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sensortag - Download App

Download App

Download the SensorTag app from Apple App store or Google Play

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sensortag - Remove battery tab

Remove battery tab

Pull the tab on the SensorTag batteries to power on

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sensortag - Connect to the SensorTag access points

Connect to the SensorTag access points

Open Wi-Fi Settings and connect to the SensorTag access point. Start the SensorTag App

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sensortag - Connect the SensorTag to your WiFi network

Connect the SensorTag to your Wi-Fi network

Fill in Wi-Fi network name and password for your local network. Click OK to configure the SensorTag to join your local network

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sensortag - Explore your Sensor Tag

Explore your Sensor Tag

Select your SensorTag from the device list, then select “Sensor view” to see the sensor`s reading

SensorTag for:


sensortag for web/app developers

Web/App developers

Access data from your SensorTag kit through our cloud partners or directly using JavaScript and jquery examples. Use our mobile app examples as a starting point for your own IoT projects, or write your own HTML5 platform-independent code based on the source code from the sample projects.

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sensortag for embeded software developers

Embedded Software Developers*

The SensorTag kit includes open source hardware and software reference designs for low-cost and low-power IoT nodes. Use the SensorTag with the Debug DevPack for low-cost hardware development. The SensorTag application can easily be ported between Bluetooth low energy, 6LoWPAN and ZigBee to allow you to quickly evaluate which wireless connectivity technology is right for your design.

*Available only for CC1350STK and CC2650STK. Check out CC3200-LAUNCHXL for Wi-Fi software development.

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sensortag for hardware developers

Hardware Developers

Use the SensorTag hardware as the demo platform for your first IoT project. The open source hardware demonstrates the use of 10 low-power sensors. Also, the DevPack interface makes it easy to hook up your own sensors and actuators into the IoT cloud. Use the 3D SensorTag enclosure design files to print your own variants of the SensorTag. For Wi-Fi development use the CC3200 LaunchPad development kit.

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  • Use Energia on SensorTag:

    www.energia.nu

  • Compile your first SensorTag project using Code Composer Studio Cloud IDE:

    dev.ti.com

sensortag - More sensors!

More sensors!

  • Uo to 10 low-power sensors, including light, microphone and magnetic sensors
sensortag - Complete development system

Complete development system

  • $15 emulator/Debug DevPack
  • Free Code Composer Studio™ compiler license included
  • CCS Cloud IDE support
sensortag - Lower Power

Lower Power

  • Peak power consumption reduced by 75%
sensortag - DevPacks expand the SensorTag to fit your designs

DevPacks expand the SensorTag to fit your designs

  • Find available DevPacks here
sensortag - 10x higher performance with ARM® Cortex®-M3

10x higher performance with ARM® Cortex®-M3 and Cortex®-M4

sensortag - Cloud connectivity

Cloud connectivity

  • Access and control your SensorTag from anywhere
  • Seamless integration with mobile apps and web pages through JavaScript
  • Support from the TI IoT cloud ecosystem
sensortag - Multiple wireless connectivity standards

Multiple wireless connectivity standards

  • Bluetooth low energy
  • Sub-1 GHz
  • 6LoWPAN
  • ZigBee
  • Wi-Fi

SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 wireless microcontroller SensorTag kit FAQs

Can I use the Wi-Fi SensorTag kit app with any mobile OS?

The Wi-Fi SensorTag app is supported on iOS and Android as well as the IoT Device Monitor for Windows PCs.

Why would I use a SensorTag kit instead of a LaunchPad development kit?

A SensorTag is a great way to quickly evaluate a sensor to cloud application. You will be viewing data from 10 different sensors streamed to the cloud in minutes after opening the box. When you’re ready to do full development and debugging, our portfolio of LaunchPad development kits will enable full application development.

I created my demo on the Wi-Fi SensorTag but now I want to develop it into a full application. What do I do now?

The easiest next step is to buy a SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 LaunchPad kit, connect the sensors and other peripherals you want to use in your application and write your application based on the most relevant example in the SDK.

My Wi-Fi SensorTag keep turning off every few minutes when I'm showing my demo, why?

By default the Wi-Fi SensorTag is active for 2 minutes every time a key is pressed to save power. This allows for longer battery lifetime. The active time can be configured through the SensorTag app. For using the SensorTag is continuous on mode it is recommended to power it via USB power with the CC-DEVPACK-DEBUG.

The Watch DevPack and Debugger DevPack work with the Wi-Fi SensorTag.

What development software is available for the Wi-Fi SensorTag?

Currently there is no embedded software available for the Wi-Fi SensorTag. It is a demo platform and you can modify cloud-based applications but not embedded applications.

I have questions about the Wi-Fi SensorTag, where can I go for support?

Please post your issue to the SimpleLink Wi-Fi E2E forum.

Troubleshooting*

* The below information applies to CC2650STK and CC1350STK

How can I get the source code for the multi-standard SensorTag?

  • The SensorTag source code is available as part of the TI software stacks
  • Source code for Bluetooth Smart is available from the BLE-Stack
  • Source code for ZigBee is available from the Z-Stack (Z-STACK-HOME)

I want to develop my own iOS and /or Android app for a SensorTag /CC2650 based project. Where do I begin?

The source code for the official SensorTag app can be found on GitHub. Using the official TI app is a good starting point to provide easy examples on how to connect to and read sensor data from any CC2640/CC2650-based product.

Can I use a different serial Flash than the one stated in the Build of Materials (BOM)?

Yes, as long as the instruction sets and sector sizes are identical, there is no issue changing serial Flash vendors. Please also make sure that the minimum voltage level correlates with the battery voltage levels of your application. The serial flash must comply with the JEDEC standard, otherwise you will need to make changes to the Flash driver. The external Flash memory is only required for applications supporting multiple protocols or requiring an upgrade of full software stacks over-the-air (OTA).

The serial Flash options that are tested with the SensorTag include:

  • Winbond - W25X40
  • Micron - M25P40

I have a SensorTag and want to develop my own firmware. Do I have to buy an expensive debugger and IDE to get started?

No, if you buy the Debug DevPack ($15) you’ll be able to start developing your own firmware right away. The Debug DevPack also comes with a free license of Code Composer Studio IDE, so there is no need for an expensive IDE license to get started with your SensorTag development.

I don’t have a smartphone; can I still use the SensorTag?

TI has developed a Windows-based development tool called BLE Device Monitor which can be downloaded from the TI website. For your computer to communicate with the SensorTag you’ll need a CC2540 USB dongle. TI also provides BTOOL, a utility that can issue commands across the HCI interface, but on a lower level than BLE Device Monitor. BTOOL is part of the BLE-Stack installer.

My SensorTag is not displayed in the device list.

Make sure that your SensorTag is advertising (green LED will blink when it’s advertising). If you click the power button, the SensorTag will start to advertise for 30 seconds and then go back to sleep to save power. If the LED doesn’t start to blink when the power button is pressed, please change the battery.

The sensor I need is not included on the SensorTag, is there any possibility to test it with the SensorTag?

Yes, it is very easy to develop your own DevPack. You can find a step by step guide on how to build your own DevPack here. If you want to sell your DevPack you can promote it on www.ti.com/sensortag.

If you own a Debug DevPack you can connect your sensor to the GPIO interface and control the sensor directly through BLE Device Monitor.

I want to measure the conducted performance of the radio, is that possible with the SensorTag?

There is a miniature coaxial switch (MS-156HF) mounted on the SensorTag, with an SMA conversion adapter one can easily measure conducted performance of the wireless MCU.

My question is still not answered, where can I get help?

Please take a look at the SensorTag wiki page for more detailed information and explanation of the SensorTag. Also visit TI’s extensive E2E community for answers to your question.