CC3120/CC3220 SimpleLink™ Microcontrollers (MCUs)

Texas Instruments offers its CC3220/CC120 SimpleLink Wi-Fi wireless network processors, Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions for MCU applications

Image of Texas Instruments' CC3120/CC3220 SimpleLink™ Microcontrollers (MCUs)Texas Instruments' CC3120/CC3220 devices are part of the SimpleLink microcontroller (MCU) platform which consists of Wi-Fi, low energy, sub-1 GHz and host MCUs, which all share a common, easy-to-use development environment with a single core software development kit (SDK) and a rich tool set. A one-time integration of the SimpleLink platform enables the user to add any combination of the portfolio’s devices into their design, allowing 100 percent code reuse when the design requirements change.

As part of TI’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi family second generation, the CC3120/CC3220 devices introduce the following features and enhanced capabilities:
  • IPv6
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi provisioning
  • Enhanced power consumption
  • Enhanced file system security (supported only by the CC3220S and CC3220SF devices)
  • Wi-Fi AP connection with up to four stations
  • More concurrently opened BSD sockets; up to 16 BSD sockets, six of which are secure
  • HTTPS support
  • RESTful API support
  • Asymmetric keys crypto library

CC3120 Features

  • Consists of a wireless network processor (NWP) and power-management subsystems
  • Featuring Wi-Fi Internet-on-a-chip™ dedicated ARM® Cortex®-M3 microcontroller unit (MCU) completely offloads Wi-Fi and internet protocols from the application MCU
  • Wi-Fi modes:
    • 802.11b/g/n station
    • 802.11b/g access point (AP) supports up to four stations
    • Wi-Fi direct client/group owner
  • WPA2 personal and enterprise security: WEP, WPA/WPA2 PSK, WPA2 enterprise (802.1x)
  • IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP stack
    • Industry-standard BSD socket application programming interfaces (APIs)
      • 16 simultaneous TCP or UDP sockets
      • Six simultaneous TLS and SSL sockets
  • IP addressing: static IP, LLA, DHCPv4, and DHCPv6 with duplicate address detection (DAD)
  • SimpleLink connection manager for autonomous and fast Wi-Fi connections
  • Flexible Wi-Fi provisioning with SmartConfig technology, AP mode, and WPS2 options
  • RESTful API support using internal HTTP server

CC3320 Features

  • Single chip with two separate execution environments: a user application dedicated ARM Cortex-M4 MCU and a network processor MCU to run all Wi-Fi and internet logical layers
  • Chip-level, Wi-Fi alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • Applications microcontroller subsystem
    • ARM Cortex-M4 Core at 80 MHz
    • Embedded memory
      • The CC3220R and CC3220S variants include 256 KB of RAM
      • The CC3220SF variant is a Flash-based wireless MCU with integrated 1 MB of Flash and 256 KB of RAM
      • External serial Flash
    • McASP supports two I2S channels
    • SD
    • SPI
    • I2C
    • UART
    • 8-bit parallel camera
    • Four general-purpose timers with 16-bit PWM mode
    • Watchdog timer
    • 4-channel, 12-bit ADCs
    • Up to 27 GPIO pins
    • Debug interfaces: JTAG, cJTAG, SWD

CC3120/CC3220 SimpleLink Microcontrollers (MCUs)

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
CC3220SM2ARGKT datasheet linkSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESSCC3220SM2ARGKTSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESS2518 - Immediate
CC3220SM2ARGKT product page link
CC3220RM2ARGKR datasheet linkSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESSCC3220RM2ARGKRSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESS2500 - Immediate
CC3220RM2ARGKR product page link
CC3120RNMARGKR datasheet linkSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESSCC3120RNMARGKRSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESS2113 - Immediate
CC3120RNMARGKR product page link
CC3120RNMARGKT datasheet linkSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESSCC3120RNMARGKTSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESS294 - Immediate
CC3120RNMARGKT product page link
CC3220RM2ARGKT datasheet linkSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESSCC3220RM2ARGKTSIMPLELINK WI-FI WIRELESS163 - Immediate
CC3220RM2ARGKT product page link
CC3120MODRNMMOBR datasheet linkCC3120 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REELCC3120MODRNMMOBRCC3120 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REEL1936 - Immediate
CC3120MODRNMMOBR product page link
CC3220MODSM2MOBR datasheet linkIC RF TXRX+MCU WIFI MODULECC3220MODSM2MOBRIC RF TXRX+MCU WIFI MODULE884 - Immediate
CC3220MODSM2MOBR product page link
CC3220MODASM2MONR datasheet linkCC3220 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REELCC3220MODASM2MONRCC3220 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REEL522 - Immediate
CC3220MODASM2MONR product page link
CC3220MODSF12MOBR datasheet linkCC3220 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REELCC3220MODSF12MOBRCC3220 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REEL959 - Immediate
CC3220MODSF12MOBR product page link
CC3220MODASF12MONR datasheet linkCC3220 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REELCC3220MODASF12MONRCC3220 WI-FI MODULE LARGE REEL603 - Immediate
CC3220MODASF12MONR product page link
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Evaluation and Development Kits

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
CC3220SF-LAUNCHXL datasheet linkLAUNCHPAD DEV BOARD FOR CC3220SFCC3220SF-LAUNCHXLLAUNCHPAD DEV BOARD FOR CC3220SF117 - Immediate
3887 - Factory Stock
CC3220SF-LAUNCHXL product page link
CC3220S-LAUNCHXL datasheet linkLAUNCHPAD DEV BOARD FOR CC3220SCC3220S-LAUNCHXLLAUNCHPAD DEV BOARD FOR CC3220S32 - Immediate
5909 - Factory Stock
CC3220S-LAUNCHXL product page link
CC3120BOOST datasheet linkCC3120 WIFI BOOSTERPACK BOARDCC3120BOOSTCC3120 WIFI BOOSTERPACK BOARD14 - Immediate
CC3120BOOST product page link
Published: 2017-03-22