TI announces SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - January 23, 2012

SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 solution is flagship device, aimed at expanding the “Internet of Things” with easy-to-implement, proven Wi-Fi technology

Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled the SimpleLink product family, the industry’s widest portfolio of easy-to-use wireless connectivity technologies for low-power, low-cost embedded applications. The SimpleLink family includes self-contained wireless processors, aimed at enabling easy integration with any embedded system. 

The bulwark of this is the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 product: an easy-to-implement Wi-Fi solution that will lead the charge in expanding the world’s Internet of Things. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 is a self-contained 802.11 network processor, making it ideal for simple and quick addition of Internet connectivity to any embedded application. 

“The number of devices shipping with Wi-Fi inside is forecast to expand to 2.6 billion annually by 2016, as the Internet of Things becomes an even more prolific part of consumer lifestyles and business operations. TI’s new SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 solution will take advantage of the mature Wi-Fi infrastructure, providing the optimal level of integration necessary to help drive this Wi-Fi expansion. TI is well positioned to bring Wi-Fi to low-power embedded devices, and turn traditional products into connected, interactive services,”said Filomena Berardi, connectivity market analyst, IMS Research. 

“We are thrilled to announce the SimpleLink family – including the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 solution...The addition of Internet connectivity to everyday consumer, home and office devices creates new value propositions for our customers, introducing ways to better control these devices and share information through the cloud. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 solution provides developers with the quickest and easiest avenue to meet these opportunities by adding 802.11 Internet connectivity to their designs,” said Eran Sandhaus, general manager, emerging connectivity solutions, TI.

The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 is only one member of the new SimpleLink family of products providing a full range of technologies for various end applications,. Needing little-to-no RF expertise, SimpleLink products include self-contained software stacks, and come backed by TI and third-party tools and support.

For full details on the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 and all SimpleLink products, visit http://ti.com/simplelink.

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