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TI shows embedded Wi-Fi chipset for printers, fridges, more

updated 04:25 pm EST, Wed January 18, 2012

TI CC3000 chipset brings Wi-Fi to kitchens, more

TI has added a new SimpleLink Wi-Fi chipset, the CC3000, which is designed to bring wireless Internet connectivity to common consumer products such as fridges, printers, TVs and more. The company said the chip can be integrated into such devices within hours, with no need for a display. It doesn't require a specific operating system and will allow the devices to communicate with smartphones or tablets.

It promises to extend its range throughout the house and will help automate a living space. Possible uses could have fridges send information about temperature, or users could begin defrosting meats or other food items in a specific location from the office.

The chipset contains the whole TCP/IP networking stack, Wi-Fi driver and security supplicant, while the contained memory could be as little as 6KB of flash and 3KB of RAM.

Evaluation versions of the CC3000 kit are available now for companies at $200.









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