Wi-Fi network processor connects any microcontroller to the IoT

08-03-2019 | Texas Instruments | Semiconductors

Texas Instruments CC3135 SimpleLink Wi-Fi, Dual-band Network Processor connects any microcontroller to the IoT. The Internet-on-a chip device contains an Arm Cortex-M3 MCU dedicated to Wi-Fi and internet protocols, resulting in an offload of the networking activities from the host MCU.

The subsystem features a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n radio, baseband, and MAC with a powerful crypto engine. These features offer a fast, secure Internet connection with 256-bit encryption and built-in power management for best in class low power performance. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED device simplifies the implementation of low-power, with the integrated Wi-Fi Alliance IoT low power option.

The device offers a slim and user-friendly host driver, simplifying the integration and development of networking applications. The host driver can effortlessly be ported to most platforms and OS. The driver provides a small memory footprint and can run on 8-bit, 16-bit, or 32-bit microcontrollers with any clock speed (no performance or real-time dependency).

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