USA: To help professional engineers, hobbyists and university students kickstart the development of Wi-Fi-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) 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.
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.