TI Wi-Fi CC3200 LaunchPad & CC3100 BoosterPack

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CC3200 LaunchPadThe SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® CC3200 LaunchPad evaluation kit is a development platform for the CC3200 wireless microcontroller (MCU), the industry’s first single-chip programmable MCU with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.  The board features on-board emulation using FTDI device and includes sensors for a full out-of-the-box experience. This board can be directly connected to a PC using software development platforms including CCS and IAR.
This LaunchPad comes with driver support and a software development kit (SDK) with 40+ applications for Wi-Fi protocols, internet applications, and MCU peripheral examples.
CC3200 is supported in v7.20 of IAR. There is free (limited time license) evaluation version available here.
For additional information about CC3200, visit http://www.ti.com/simplelinkwifi.
CC3200 LaunchPad Features
  • CC3200 Wi-Fi wireless MCU
  • USB interface to PC for CCS/IAR using FTDI USB drivers
  • Flash update over the USB using SimpleLink Programmer
  • 2 20-pin connectors enables compatibility with other TI LaunchPads with added functions
  • Standalone development platform featuring sensors, LEDs and push-buttons
  • Power from USB for the LaunchPad as well as external BoosterPack
  • Operates from 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • On-board antenna and U.FL connector selectable using a capacitor re-work
  • Supports 4 wire JTAG and 2 Wire SWD
  • GNU Debugger (GDB) support over Open On chip debugger (OpenOCD)
  • BoosterPack headers
CC3100 BoosterPack Features
CC3100 BoosterPack Features
  • 2 20-pin stackable connectors
  • On-board chip antenna with option for U.FL-based testing
  • Power from on-board LDO using USB OR 3.3V from MCU LaunchPad
  • 2 push buttons
  • 4 LEDs
  • Jumper with 0.1 Ohm resistor for current measurement
  • 0.8 megabit serial flash
  • 40 MHz crystal, 32 KHz crystal and oscillator
  • U.FL and chip antenna
  • USB
  • 4 Layer PCB with 6 mm spacing and track width
  • BoosterPack headers
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  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test these particular products.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the products.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future Road Tests.
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  • A thing to note here is that the CC3200 is a complete micro-controller (Arm Cortex) and embedded WIFI

     

    The CC3100 booster pack is just the WIFI module so you will need to have another Launchpad if you want to test the two talking to each other.

     

    This will not prevent you having either one talking to a WIFI network, only if you want to use them both at the same time

     

    I am not 100% sure if you can use the CC3100 on the CC3200 Launchpad as the 2 WIFI modules are the same chip-set , it will depend on how well the drivers are built and if they can distinguish between the two radios, ie do they have different chip selects etc.

     

    either way this will be an interesting road test and I look forward to the opportunity to play with these modules.

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  • A thing to note here is that the CC3200 is a complete micro-controller (Arm Cortex) and embedded WIFI

     

    The CC3100 booster pack is just the WIFI module so you will need to have another Launchpad if you want to test the two talking to each other.

     

    This will not prevent you having either one talking to a WIFI network, only if you want to use them both at the same time

     

    I am not 100% sure if you can use the CC3100 on the CC3200 Launchpad as the 2 WIFI modules are the same chip-set , it will depend on how well the drivers are built and if they can distinguish between the two radios, ie do they have different chip selects etc.

     

    either way this will be an interesting road test and I look forward to the opportunity to play with these modules.

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  • Peter Oakes no doubt that you need a MCU as the CC3100 is just a network processor, TI do have a Emulation Booster pack with JTAG interface to program the launchpad. donno weather they will be giving that. and the CC3200's Emulation is the same one, so maybe like Ti's other launchpad's we will be able to remove the debugger-device jumpers and connect to the CC3100 Module ?