SWAS031D June   2013  – February 2015 CC3100


  1. 1Device Overview
    1. 1.1 Features
    2. 1.2 Applications
    3. 1.3 Description
    4. 1.4 Functional Block Diagram
  2. 2Revision History
  3. 3Terminal Configuration and Functions
    1. 3.1 Pin Attributes
  4. 4Specifications
    1. 4.1  Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 4.2  Handling Ratings
    3. 4.3  Power-On Hours
    4. 4.4  Recommended Operating Conditions
    5. 4.5  Brown-Out and Black-Out
    6. 4.6  Electrical Characteristics (3.3 V, 25°C)
    7. 4.7  WLAN Receiver Characteristics
    8. 4.8  WLAN Transmitter Characteristics
    9. 4.9  Current Consumption
    10. 4.10 Thermal Characteristics for RGC Package
    11. 4.11 Timing and Switching Characteristics
      1. 4.11.1 Power Supply Sequencing
      2. 4.11.2 Reset Timing
        1. nRESET (32K XTAL)
        2. nRESET (External 32K)
        3. Wakeup from Hibernate
      3. 4.11.3 Clock Specifications
        1. Slow Clock Using Internal Oscillator
        2. Slow Clock Using an External Clock
        3. Fast Clock (Fref) Using an External Crystal
        4. Fast Clock (Fref) Using an External Oscillator
        5. Input Clocks/Oscillators
        6. WLAN Filter Requirements
      4. 4.11.4 Interfaces
        1. Host SPI Interface Timing
        2. Flash SPI Interface Timing
    12. 4.12 External Interfaces
      1. 4.12.1 SPI Flash Interface
      2. 4.12.2 SPI Host Interface
    13. 4.13 Host UART
      1. 4.13.1 5-Wire UART Topology
      2. 4.13.2 4-Wire UART Topology
      3. 4.13.3 3-Wire UART Topology
  5. 5Detailed Description
    1. 5.1 Overview
      1. 5.1.1 Device Features
        1. WLAN
        2. Network Stack
        3. Host Interface and Driver
        4. System
    2. 5.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 5.3 Wi-Fi Network Processor Subsystem
    4. 5.4 Power-Management Subsystem
      1. 5.4.1 VBAT Wide-Voltage Connection
      2. 5.4.2 Preregulated 1.85 V
    5. 5.5 Low-Power Operating Modes
      1. 5.5.1 Low-Power Deep Sleep
      2. 5.5.2 Hibernate
    6. 5.6 Memory
      1. 5.6.1 External Memory Requirements
  6. 6Applications and Implementation
    1. 6.1 Application Information
      1. 6.1.1 Typical Application - CC3100 Wide-Voltage Mode
      2. 6.1.2 Typical Application - CC3100 Preregulated 1.85-V Mode
  7. 7Device and Documentation Support
    1. 7.1 Device Support
      1. 7.1.1 Development Support
        1. Radio Tool
        2. Uniflash Flash Programmer
      2. 7.1.2 Device Nomenclature
    2. 7.2 Documentation Support
    3. 7.3 Community Resources
    4. 7.4 Trademarks
    5. 7.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 7.6 Glossary
  8. 8Mechanical Packaging and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

7 Device and Documentation Support

7.1 Device Support

7.1.1 Development Support

The CC3100 evaluation board includes a set of tools and documentation to help the user during the development phase. Radio Tool

The SimpleLink radio tool is a utility for operating and testing the CC3100 chipset RF performance characteristics during development of the application board. The CC3100 device has an auto-calibrated radio that enables easy connection to the antenna without requiring expertise in radio circuit design. Uniflash Flash Programmer

The Uniflash flash programmer utility allows end users to communicate with the SimpleLink device to update the serial flash. The easy GUI interface enables flashing of files (including read-back verification option), storage format (secured and nonsecured formatting), version reading for boot loader and chip ID, and so on.

7.1.2 Device Nomenclature

To designate the stages in the product development cycle, TI assigns prefixes to the part numbers of the CC3100 device and support tools (see Figure 7-1).

nomen_file_device_swas031.gifFigure 7-1 CC3100 Device Nomenclature

7.2 Documentation Support

The following documents provide support for the CC3100 device.

SWRU370 CC3100 and CC3200 SimpleLink Wi-Fi and IoT Solution Layout Guidelines
SWRU375 CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi and IoT Solution Getting Started Guide
SWRU368 CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi and IoT Solution Programmer's Guide
SWRU371 CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi and IoT Solution BoosterPack Hardware User Guide
SWRC288 CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi and IoT Solution Booster Pack Design Files

7.3 Community Resources

The following links connect to TI community resources. Linked contents are provided "AS IS" by the respective contributors. They do not constitute TI specifications and do not necessarily reflect TI's views; see TI's Terms of Use.

    TI E2E™ Online Community TI's Engineer-to-Engineer (E2E) Community. Created to foster collaboration among engineers. At e2e.ti.com, you can ask questions, share knowledge, explore ideas and help solve problems with fellow engineers.
    TI Embedded Processors Wiki Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki. Established to help developers get started with Embedded Processors from Texas Instruments and to foster innovation and growth of general knowledge about the hardware and software surrounding these devices.

7.4 Trademarks

Internet-On-a-Chip, SmartConfig, E2E are trademarks of Texas Instruments.

E2E is a trademark of TI.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

Wi-Fi Direct is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

7.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution


This integrated circuit can be damaged by ESD. Texas Instruments recommends that all integrated circuits be handled with appropriate precautions. Failure to observe proper handling and installation procedures can cause damage.

ESD damage can range from subtle performance degradation to complete device failure. Precision integrated circuits may be more susceptible to damage because very small parametric changes could cause the device not to meet its published specifications.

7.6 Glossary

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This glossary lists and explains terms, acronyms, and definitions.