Texas Instruments CC3000 integrated WiFi IC

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 in wireless by DP


Texas Instruments released the CC3000 integrated WiFi IC. It features on-chip everything needed to connect your project to a WiFi network. TCP/IP stack, configuration utilities, and your security tools are included in the IC.

Vince made a breakout board for this IC using Altium Designer. Also available are design files direct from TI for their own evaluation boards. We had no idea for which ECAD software these were for. After opening the “.pcb” file in notepad we found PowerPCB in the text. To view the original TI board files you can get the free PADS PCB Viewer.

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3 Responses to “Texas Instruments CC3000 integrated WiFi IC”

  1. Brian says:

    I also made this part available for Eagle and Sketchup, available from my Github. Also available on there are two 2.4Ghz antennas which are cheaply available on Mouser (the A6150 and A6250) which should play nicely with it.

    • sarfata says:

      Brian, Thanks for sharing! What type of host controller have you used?
      I have googled around for a bit but I am not sure whether porting to atmega would be feasible. I have not downloaded the host library source but I am guessing it must require quite a bit of flash and ram.

  2. Filip says:

    Here is a suggestion to anyone wanting to make boards with this IC, but doesn’t have the necesery skills, tools, or time to invest in designing high frequency boards…
    Use the files provided by TI and make carbon copies of the Antena section and the ground plane vias around the chip.

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