Network processor supports BLE & 2.4GHz coexistence

21st December 2020
Mick Elliott

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the CC3130 SimpleLink Wi-Fi wireless network processor from Texas Instruments (TI).

This network processor allows for the connection of any microcontroller (MCU) to the Internet of Things (IoT). The device contains an Arm Cortex-M3 MCU dedicated to Wi-Fi and internet protocols, to offload networking activities from the host MCU.

The subsystem includes an 802.11b/g/n radio, baseband, and MAC with a powerful crypto engine for fast, secure Internet connections with 256-bit encryption and built-in power management for best in class low power performance.

TI says the device dramatically simplifies the implementation of low-power, with the integrated Wi-Fi Alliance IoT low power feature.

This generation introduces new capabilities that further simplify the connectivity of things to the internet.

These features include Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi 2.4GHz radio coexistence (CC13x2/CC26x2), antenna selection, up to 16 concurrent secure sockets, certificate sign request (CSR), and online certificate status protocol (OCSP).

They also include Wi-Fi Alliance certified IoT power-saving features (such as BSS max idle, DMS, and proxy ARP), a hostless mode for offloading template packet transmissions, and network-assisted roaming.

The TI CC3130 is designed to enable connected IoT applications, such as smart buildings and home automation, connected appliances and smart home remote control, asset tracking, factory automation, medical and healthcare, and grid infrastructure.

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