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 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

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Download App

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

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Remove battery tab

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

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Explore your SensorTag

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

SensorTag for:


sensortag for web/app developers

Web/App developers

Access data from your SensorTag 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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Embedded Software Developers

The SensorTag 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 Smart, 6LoWPAN and ZigBee to allow you to quickly evaluate which wireless connectivity technology is right for your design.

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Hardware Developers

Use the SensorTag hardware as the development 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.

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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!

  • 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

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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 Smart
  • 6LoWPAN
  • ZigBee
  • Wi-Fi (coming soon)

Troubleshooting

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

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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

How can I identify my SensorTag if there are other SensorTags displayed in the app?

How can I identify my SensorTag if there are other SensorTags displayed in the app?

Push the side button (opposite of the power button) and this SensorTag will blink in the connection screen. To distinguish your SensorTag from others, you can also change the alias of the SensorTag by clicking on the SensorTag and selecting “change alias.” The next time the app identifies this SensorTag the alias will be displayed.

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

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.