Kickstart Internet of Things development with TI's new SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3000 BoosterPack $35 CC3000 module-based BoosterPack works with both MSP430™ and Tiva™ C Series LaunchPad evaluation kits for fast time to market of new Wi-Fi designs

DALLAS, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help professional engineers, hobbyists and university students kickstart the development of Wi-Fi-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3000 BoosterPack. The new Wi-Fi BoosterPack is powered by the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module from TI, which offers simplified Wi-Fi connectivity for microcontroller (MCU) -based systems. Working with both the MSP430™ and Tiva™ C Series MCU LaunchPad evaluation kits, the CC3000 BoosterPack (CC3000BOOST) quickly gets designs started for a wide variety of MCU-based home automation, health and fitness and machine to machine (M2M) applications. For more information see www.ti.com/cc3000boost

Since the new BoosterPack is based on TI's SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module, it benefits from features including reduced development time, lower manufacturing costs, less board space, easier certification, and minimal required RF expertise. Armed with TI's unique SmartConfig™ technology, the new SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack allows for one-step activation of multiple in-home, headless devices to get them quickly connected to the Wi-Fi network.


SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack features and benefits

Feature

Benefits

SmartConfig technology

  • One-step Wi-Fi configuration using smartphones, tablets or PCs
  • Easy network setup for display-less (headless) devices
  • Simultaneous multiple device provisioning
  • iOS, Android and Java sample applications available
  •  Royalty-free software

Flexible memory size

  • Smallest memory foot print of CC3000 module for easy integration with low-cost MCUs such as ultra-low power MSP430 Value Line

Service discovery

  • Quick and easy discovery of network-provisioned devices via smartphones and tablets using mDNS

Pre-certified $9.99 CC3000 module

  • Reduces costs to add Wi-Fi to MCU-based designs

 

Support
For faster time-to-market, design engineers have access to a complete support platform through the CC3000 wiki. The wiki offers details on how to get started, hardware design information, software examples and details, test and certification tips as well as community support resources.  

Availability and pricing
The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack (CC3000BOOST) is available now through the TI eStore and TI authorized distributors. The BoosterPack retails for $35 USD. A CC3000 evaluation module (CC3000EM) for other TI MCU EVMs such as the MSP-EXP430FR5739 FRAM experimenter board is also available from TI.

The CC3000 BoosterPack is also being offered as a bundle on TI's eStore with the MSP430 LaunchPad evaluation kit and will soon be available as a bundle with the Tiva C Series LaunchPad evaluation kit.

  • CC3000 BoosterPack with MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2-CC3000BOOST) for $40.99.
  • CC3000 BoosterPack with the Tiva C Series LaunchPad for $43.99 coming soon.

TI's MCU LaunchPad Ecosystem
TI's MCU LaunchPad ecosystem provides scalable hardware and software tools to engineers of all experience levels. Since their introduction in 2010, MCU LaunchPads have become a popular evaluation platform within the design community, selling close to half a million kits. To provide greater functionality, flexibility, peripherals and scalability, BoosterPack plug-in modules extend the LaunchPad's capabilities with LCD, LED lighting, capacitive touch, motor control, wireless connectivity and more. With three LaunchPad kits starting at less than $10, and more than 50 BoosterPacks available today or in development, TI has set the new standard for easy-to-use, low-cost MCU development ecosystems. Find out more at www.ti.com/launchpad.

Find out more about TI's SimpleLink portfolio by visiting the links below:

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.  Learn more at www.ti.com.

Trademarks
SimpleLink, MSP430, Tiva, SmartConfig and TI E2E are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated



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