Texas Instruments has introduced SimpleLink Microcontroller Platform by uniting a robust set of hardware, software and tools under a single development environment that would change the pace of product poliferation. It’s built on a shared foundation of drivers, frameworks, and libraries. The platform’s new software development kits (SDKs) offer scaliability with 100% code reuse and reduces design time thereby allowing developers to invest once and leverage across several products.
The company has also expanded the SimpleLink MCU portfolio by adding a new generation of WI-Fi chips and modules namely- Wi-Fi CC3220 wireless MCU and CC3120 wireless network processor. The CC3220 products are built on a novel architecture containing two phyiscally separate execution enviroments in a single chip. These device feature secured storage, cloning protection, netwroking security and secure boot. This, in tun, helps the developers to protect IoT devices against data theft and other risks and that too without any use of an external secure MCU or element.
SimpleLink MCU Platform
Apart from the security features, the platform offers broadest connectivity protocol support and advanced analog integration- all combined with the industry’s lower power wireless MCUs. The platform also offers the following -:
● Bluetooth® low energy: CC2640R2F and CC2640R2F-Q1 wireless MCUs
● Dual-band (Sub-1 GHz and Bluetooth low energy): CC1350 wireless MCU
● Host MCU: MSP432 MCU
● Sub-1 GHz: CC1310 wireless MCU
● Wi-Fi: CC3220 wireless MCU, CC3120 wireless network processor
Availability & Pricing
The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3x20 MCU-based development kits can be availed at the TI store and its authorised distributors. Coming to the price tag, the CC3220 wireless MCU wLaunchPad development kit is offered at USD 49.99 while the CC3120 wireless network processor BoosterPack plug-in module is being offered at USD 29.99.
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