Texas Instruments has announced the Simple Link MCU platform, which is transforming the pace of product proliferation by uniting a robust set of hardware, software and tools under a single development environment.
The Simple Link MCU platform offers a new software development kits (SDKs) based on a shared foundation of drivers, frameworks and libraries to enable scalability with 100% code reuse, which will reduce design time and allow makers to invest once and leverage across multiple products.
Developers will be able to choose from any of the 32-bit wired and wireless ARM-based MCU devices, making their products easily adapted to changing design or application requirements.
Features of Simple Link SDK:
- 100 percent code compatibility across Simple Link MCU portfolio
- TI Drivers offers standardized set of functional APIs for integrated peripherals
- Integrated TI-RTOS, a robust, intelligent kernel for complete, out-of-the-box development
- POSIX-compatible APIs offer flexible OS/kernels support
- Encryption-enabled security features
- IoT stacks and plugins to add functionality to your design
At the same time, TI also announced a new generation of Wi-Fi chips and modules, the Simple LinkWi-FiCC3220 wireless MCU and CC3120 wireless network processor.
The CC3220 features a 80MHz Cortex-M4 application processor, with 256k of RAM and 1Mbyte of flash, and a network processor with a hardware crypto engine. While the CC3220 supports Wi-Fi, the range will be extended in the coming months with devices supporting Bluetooth Low Energy and sub GHz communications, as well as a Bluetooth LE/sub GHz dual band part.
“Developers need to ask what needs to be protected, what they are protecting against and what are the exposure points. The CC3220 provides more than 25 security enablers to handle such aspects as key management and code protection.” Mattias Lange, general manager of embedded connectivity solutions, noted.
The Simple Link platform delivers the most security features, along with the broadest connectivity protocol support and advanced analog integration, combined with the industry’s lowest power wireless MCUs. Bringing together all of TI’s low-power, connected ARM MCUs, including MSP432™ devices, the platform offers:
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