Guide to the WiFi Mini by RedBear

Supported in Energia Version 16+

The WiFi Mini has on board Wi-Fi to easily add a wireless connection to the internet. Use the Energia WiFi library to get online quickly and easily.  You can also make use of many community contributed libraries that utilize the WiFi library APIs. Please go to www.redbear.cc to learn more and see the full spec.  You can also check out the RedBear CC3200 board supported in Energia!

Energia MT is supported for CC3200. You can make use of multi-tasking in your Energia sketches and automatically enter low power modes when idle. Learn more about MT!

The WiFi Mini uses the CC3200 module from Texas Instruments. Learn more about the CC3200 chipset at www.ti.com/product/cc3200.

The following diagram shows the complete pin map for the WiFi Mini in Energia. Note: the lighter colors indicate no connects. Click the image to view a larger version of the image.
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Installing the drivers and updating the firmware

If you have not already done so, follow the instructions for your operating system to install the drivers and upgrade the firmware here:

 

Getting Started Video

Coming soon!

 

Highlights of RedBearLab CC3200 and WiFi Mini

  • Texas Instruments CC3200 Dual core MCU: An ARM Cortex-M4 core at 80 MHz for application and a dedicated ARM core for WiFi Network Processing
  • Industry’s first fully certified WiFi module including FCC, IC, CE, ETSI, TELEC and Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Easy WiFi setup using TI’s Smart Config, Soft AP or WPS2
  • Over The Air (OTA) download application firmware from other WiFi device or Internet
  • A lot of application examples provide by Ti
  • TI-RTOS and Free-RTOS supported
  • Wide range of supply voltages and low-power consumption, less than 7 uA current in hibernate mode
  • IoT Cloud platform integration ready including 2lemetry, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, Temboo & Xively
  • You can program our boards with Arduino like syntax using Energia , an open-sourced version of the Arduino IDE for Texas Instruments MCU

 

RedBearLab’s Unique Features

  • RedBearLab CC3200 supports most Arduino compatible shields
  • WiFi Mini has all programmable I/O pins available at a small form factor 48 x 24 x 5mm
  • Easy jumperless operation, built-in USB interface using Freescale MK20, no jumper change is required when uploading sketch from Energia
  • Hardware compatible with our BLE Shield, BLE Nano and BLE Mini board, we will release software libraries to control/interface with our BLE line of products

 

Specification

Microcontroller TI CC3200
USB Interface Chip Freescale MK20
Operating Voltage 2.3V to 3.6V
*Analog Input maximum 1.5V
Input Voltage Caution: Use only one power source at a time, otherwise you will damage the board.
WiFi Mini
5V (USB)
3.3V to 5.5V (VIN)
3.3V (+3v3 pin)

RedBearLab CC3200
5V (USB)
6.6V to 12V (VIN or power jack)
3.3V (+3v3 pin)
Clock Speed 80MHz
Connectivity Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4GHz)
Micro USB (CDC, virtual COM port)
Serial (TX/RX)
I2C
SPI
Parallel Camera
I2S
SD/MMC
Flash Memory 1MB (External Flash in Module)
SRAM 256KB
Dimensions 73 x 54 x 12mm
I/O Pins 27