TI has introduced a new development kit to the Launchpad ecosystem – The CC3200 WiFi Launchpad. This is a big deal for any of you networking/IOT enthusiasts out there. In case you are wondering why 43oh is covering non MSP430 chipset boards – the new board is a part on the Launchpad ecosystem and it is good to keep abreast of newly released products.
The new Launchpad is powered by a CC3200 SimpleLink chip, which incorporates an application processor(ARM Cortex M4), Wi-Fi network processor and a power management system. This makes it a perfect candidate for an Internet Of Things application. The Launchpad is based around the XL format which brings out 40 pins to enable connectivity to BoosterPacks. The headers are double stacked to enable top-bottom BP capability.
The CC3200 Launchpad is in stock at the TI-Estore for $29.99
Launchpad Quick Links:
- Tool Folder
- Getting Started Guide
- User’s Guide
- Board Design Files
- CC3200 Software Development Kit
- Out-of-box experience video
CC3200 Launchpad Features:
- CC3200 Wi-Fi application processor
- 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
Would you be buying this new Launchpad. If yes, what would you use it for?