Connect any low-cost, low-power microcontroller (MCU) to the Internet
of Things (IoT). The CC3100 device is the industrys 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.