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Technology Wi-Fi 2.4GHz Processor External MCU Throughput (Max) (Mbps) 16 Security enabler Networking Security(WPA2) Package (mm) 9 9 QFN, 0.5 Pitch, 64-pin Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Wi-Fi products

Package | Pins | Size

VQFN (RGC) 64 81 mm² 9 x 9 open-in-new Find other Wi-Fi products

Features

  • CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi Consists of Wi-Fi
    Network Processor and Power-Management
    Subsystems
  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Chip
  • Wi-Fi Network Processor Subsystem
    • Featuring Wi-Fi Internet-On-a-Chip™
    • Dedicated ARM MCU
      Completely Offloads Wi-Fi and Internet
      Protocols from the External Microcontroller
    • Wi-Fi Driver and Multiple Internet Protocols in
      ROM
    • 802.11 b/g/n Radio, Baseband, and 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
    • Application Throughput
      • UDP: 16 Mbps
      • TCP: 13 Mbps
  • Host Interface
    • Interfaces with 8-, 16-, and 32-Bit MCU or
      ASICs Over SPI or UART Interface
    • Low External Host Driver Footprint: Less Than
      7KB of Code Memory and 700 B of RAM Memory
      Required for TCP Client Application
  • 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 with RTC: 4 µA
      • Low-Power Deep Sleep (LPDS): 115 µA
      • RX Traffic (MCU Active): 53 mA @
        54 OFDM
      • TX Traffic (MCU Active): 223 mA @
        54 OFDM, Maximum Power
      • Idle Connected: 690 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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Description

Connect any low-cost, low-power microcontroller (MCU) to the Internet of Things (IoT). The CC3100 device is the industry’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED chip used in the wireless networking solution. The CC3100 device is part of the new SimpleLink Wi-Fi family that dramatically simplifies the implementation of Internet connectivity. The CC3100 device integrates all protocols for Wi-Fi and Internet, which greatly minimizes host MCU software requirements. With built-in security protocols, the CC3100 solution provides a robust and simple security experience. Additionally, the CC3100 device is a complete platform solution including various tools and software, sample applications, user and programming guides, reference designs and the TI E2E™ support community. The CC3100 device is available in an easy-to-layout QFN package.

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 host 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 CC3100 device supports Station, Access Point, and Wi-Fi Direct modes. The device also supports WPA2 personal and enterprise security and WPS 2.0. This subsystem 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 requiringabout 4 µA of current.

The CC3100 device can connect to any 8, 16, or 32-bit MCU over the SPI or UART Interface. The device driver minimizes the host memory footprint requirements requiring less than 7KB of code memory and 700 B of RAM memory for a TCP client application.

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Technical documentation

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* Data sheet CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi Network Processor, Internet-of-Things Solution for MCU Applications datasheet (Rev. D) Feb. 05, 2015
Application notes CC3x00 Power Management Optimization and Measures (Rev. A) Jun. 02, 2020
Application notes CE Regulations for SRDs Operating in License-Free 2.4GHz/5GHz Bands-WiFi Devices Apr. 15, 2020
Application notes Transfer of TI Wi-Fi® Alliance Certifications to Products Using WFA Cert Policy (Rev. F) Jan. 30, 2020
User guides SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3100, CC3200 UniFlash User's Guide Jan. 15, 2020
Application notes SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3100, CC3200 Serial Flash Oct. 04, 2019
White papers Low-Power Internet Connectivity Over Wi-Fi (Rev. A) May 23, 2019
White papers A primer to Wi-Fi® provisioning for IoT applications (Rev. A) Jan. 31, 2019
User guides CC3100 & CC3200 SimpleLink Wi-Fi & IOT Solution Layout Guidelines (Rev. B) Aug. 27, 2018
User guides CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi and IoT Solution Getting Started Guide (Rev. D) May 09, 2018
User guides CC3100/CC3200 SimpleLink Wi-Fi Internet-on-a-Chip User's Guide (Rev. B) May 09, 2018
White papers Wireless Connectivity For The Internet of Things, One Size Does Not Fit All (Rev. A) Oct. 16, 2017
Technical articles Smart cities never sleep: The future of advanced urban technologies Jul. 10, 2017
Technical articles Top 6 ways DIYers are making the world more fun! May 23, 2017
More literature TI SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® Family - Internet-on-a-chip solutions (Rev. C) Sep. 07, 2016
Technical articles Electric vehicle charging stations are getting smarter and charging faster Aug. 29, 2016
User guides Wi-Fi Enabled Level 1 Level 2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment Design Guide Aug. 16, 2016
Technical articles TI's SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® devices are now the first to offer chip-level transferable Wi-Fi Certification Jul. 21, 2016
User guides CC3100 SimpleLink Wi-Fi and IoT Solution BoosterPack Hardware User Guide (Rev. B) Jan. 21, 2015
White papers A link to the Internet of Things IoT Made Easy With SimpleLink Wi-Fi Solutions Jul. 31, 2014
Application notes CC31xx/CC32xx SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® and IoT Power Management App Report Jul. 28, 2014
Application notes CC3100/CC3200 WLAN RF Transmit Power Peak and Average Measurements May 07, 2014

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
$19.99
Description

SPECIAL NOTES:

To update the firmware on your CC3100 device, use radio performance tools, perform network processing logs for advanced debugging, or use the TI SimpleLink™ Studio for CC3100 MCU emulator (PC-based), you will also need the Advanced Emulation BoosterPack (CC31XXEMUBOOST).  It is (...)

Features

 

  • CC3100 Wi-Fi Network Processor in QFN package
  • Industry’s first devices to be Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ at the chip level by the Wi-Fi Alliance™
  • 2 20-pin stackable connectors (BoosterPack headers) to connect to TI LaunchPads and other BoosterPacks
  • On-board chip antenna with option for U.FL-based testing
  • Power (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
Description

SPECIAL NOTE:

To update the CC3100 firmware, use radio performance tools, perform network processing logs for advanced debugging, or use TI’s SimpleLink™ Studio for CC3100 MCU emulator (PC-based), you will also need the Advanced Emulation BoosterPack (CC31XXEMUBOOST). It is recommended (...)

Features
  • CC3100MOD Wi-Fi network processor module
  • CC3100 modules are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED and FCC/IC/CE/TELEC certified, which can be transferred to end products
  • 2 20-pin stackable connectors (BoosterPack headers) to connect to TI LaunchPads and other BoosterPacks
  • On-board chip antenna with option for U.FL-based (...)
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
$22.99
Description

 

This advanced emulation BoosterPack™ plug-in module is an accessory for the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC31xx wireless network processor BoosterPack plug-in modules

This accessory can be used for:

  1. Flashing updates to the CC31xxBOOST
  2. Using the CC3xxx radio tool for RF performance evaluation
  3. Using (...)
Features

 

  • FTDI debug support
  • Enables enumeration SPI & GPIO for SimpleLink Studio for CC31xx
  • Enumerates COM port for flashing
  • Enables network processor logger output (TX only)
  • 2 USB ports
  • BoosterPack headers

 

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
Description
The DISCOVERY-ADAPT board is an interface between the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi®CC31xx BoosterPack™ plug-in module and the STM32F4, a non-TI MCU. This board provides extended development capabilities by enabling a seamless connection between the CC31xx BoosterPack plug-in module and the (...)
Features
  • Easily connect CC31xx devices to STM32F4 platforms
  • Two 20-pin stackable connectors (BoosterPack headers) to connect to TI BoosterPack plug-in modules  
EVALUATION BOARDS Download
document-generic User guide
$24.99
Description

Powered by hardware encryption accelerator-enabled MCUs, the  Crypto Connected LaunchPad enables you to develop high performance, data protected, connected IoT applications from secure cloud connection, building/factory automation and smart grid to industrial controls.

The TM4C129E Crypto Connected (...)

Features
  • High performance TM4C129ENCPDT MCU:
    • 120MHz 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4-based microcontrollers CPU with floating point
    • 1MB Flash, 256KB SRAM, 6KB EEPROM
    • Crypto acceleration hardware
    • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC+PHY, 8x 32-bit timers
    • Dual 12-bit 2MSPS ADCs, motion control PWMs
    • USB H/D/O, and many additional (...)

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KITS (SDK) Download
SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 Software Development Kit (SDK)
CC3100SDK The CC3100 SDK contains drivers, many sample applications for Wi-Fi features and internet, and documentation needed to use the CC3100 Internet-on-a-chip™ solution. This SDK can be used with TI’s MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad, EK-TM4C123GXL LaunchPad, or EK-TM4C1294XL Connected LaunchPad (...)
Features

Categories of applications are outlined below:

  • Internet-on-a-chip sample applications
    • Email from SimpleLink Wi-Fi solution
    • Information center: get time and weather from the internet
    • http server: host a web page on SimpleLink Wi-Fi solution
    • XMPP: IM chat client
    • Serial interface
  • Wi-Fi sample applications
    • Easy (...)
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KITS (SDK) Download
SimpleLink™ Studio for CC31xx
SIMPLESTUDIO SimpleLink™ Studio for CC31xx is a Windows-based software tool used to aid in the development of embedded networking applications and software for microcontrollers. Using SimpleLink Studio for CC31xx, embedded software developers can develop and test applications using any desktop IDE, such as (...)
Features
  • Enables PC-based code development and debugging of MCU embedded networking applications that work with CC31xx SimpleLink driver
  • Out-of-the-box supports desktop IDEs, such as Visual Studio & Eclipse, with easy portability to other IDEs
  • Leverage 8 simultaneous TCP or UDP sockets or 2 simultaneous TLS (...)
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORKS Download
SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® Starter Pro
WIFISTARTERPRO Download on the iTunes App Store
Download on Google play

The SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® Starter Pro mobile App is a new mobile application for SimpleLink provisioning. It goes along with the embedded provisioning library and example that runs on the device side. The new provisioning release is TI (...)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® radio testing tool
CC3XXXRADIOTEST The SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® Radio Testing Tool is a Windows-based software tool for RF evaluation and testing of SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC31xx and CC32xx designs during development and certification.  The tool enables low-level radio testing capabilities by manually setting the radio into (...)
Features
  • Works seamlessly with SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC32xx LaunchPad and CC31xx BoosterPack
  • Uses 4-wire UART for control and communication
  • Transmit Wi-Fi packets in packetized and continuous modes
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) for configuration and display
  • User-defined configuration of channel, power level (...)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE) for wireless connectivity
CCSTUDIO-WCS Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor (...)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
Energia
ENERGIA Energia is an open source & community-driven integrated development environment (IDE) & software framework. Based on the Wiring framework, Energia provides an intuitive coding environment as well as a robust framework of easy-to-use functional APIs & libraries for programming a (...)
Features
  • Simple & easy-to-use code editor & compiler with built-in Serial Monitor/terminal
  • Features a robust framework of intuitive functional APIs for controlling microcontroller peripherals (i.e. digitalRead, digitalWrite, Serial.print, etc)
  • Support for various TI embedded devices (MSP430, TM4C, CC3200 (...)
PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® Embedded Programming
EMBEDDED-PROGRAMMING Each product that has an embedded CC3120/CC3220 device on board must also have a serial flash device connected. The serial flash must be formatted and, at minimum, be programmed with the Service Pack that contains necessary software updates and additional features. In the case of CC3220, a binary (...)
PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™
UNIFLASH Supported devices: CC13xx, CC25xx, CC26xx, CC3220, CC3120, CC3235, CC3135, Tiva, C2000, MSP43x, Hercules, PGA9xx, IWR12xx, IWR14xx, IWR16xx, IWR18xx , IWR68xx, AWR12xx, AWR14xx, AWR16xx, AWR18xx.  Command line only: AM335x, AM437x, AM571x, AM572x, AM574x, AM65XX, K2G

CCS Uniflash is a standalone tool (...)

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOLS Download
Third party wireless module search tool
3P-WIRELESS-MODULES Engineers looking to incorporate wireless connectivity technology into their IoT design can use the third party wireless module search tool to identify products that meet their end equipment specifications, procure production ready wireless modules, and help accelerate their development and time to (...)
Features
  • Based on our TI wireless technology supporting Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, Sub-1 GHz, Sigfox, 2.4 GHz ,multi-band connectivity and more
  • Integrates clocks, SPI flash and passive components
  • Years of successful collaboration
  • Includes hardware customization, software integration and cloud services
  • Links to (...)
DESIGN TOOLS Download
Hardware design reviews for SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi devices
SIMPLELINK-WIFI-DESIGN-REVIEWS — To get started with the CC3XXX Wi-Fi hardware design review process: 
  • Step 1:  Before requesting a review, it is important that to review the technical documentation and design & development resources available on the corresponding product page (see CC3XXX product page links below).
  • Step 2: Fill out the (...)
document-generic User guide
SCHEMATICS Download
SWRC288A.ZIP (5092 KB)
CERTIFICATIONS Download
Radio certification for SimpleLink™ CC3XXX
SIMPLELINK-CC3XXX-CERTIFICATION Are you looking for CC31XX or CC32XX certification support? SIMPLELINK-CC3XXX-CERTIFCATION provides the relevant information and support for successful certification of your product. Within this page you will find the latest certification reports of our Modules as well as our evaluation boards for (...)
Features
  • The SIMPLELINK-CC3XXX-REPORTS link provides access to SimpleLink CC3xxx certification reports for:
    • CC3xxx modules
    • CC3xxx evaluation boards (note: reports for evaluation boards are for reference only)
  • The SIMPLELINK-CC3XXX-REQUEST link provides
    • A TI letter of authorization for FCC and ISED when requested (...)

Reference designs

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