IoT Made Easy With SimpleLink


Connecting sensors to the cloud in less than three minutes made easy with SimpleLink Sensor Tag from TI. According to the press release, the kit is capable of providing multiple wireless connectivity technologies. The release also states, “The SensorTag comes in two variants. The first variant is a multi-standard for supporting Bluetooth Smart, 6 LoWPAN and ZigBee whereas, the other variant is a Wi-Fi (yet to be launched) each of which offers unique solutions for IoT applications.”

In reference to the media release, “The multi-standard SensorTag is based on the SimpleLink ultra-low power CC2650 wireless MCU. This SensorTag has a unique feature that allows developers to change between different 2.4GHz technologies by simply loading new software images directly from the SensorTag app over-the-air. When the SensorTag is used as a ZigBee and 6LoWPAN device, it connects to the cloud through a low-cost BeagleBone Black gateway. For Bluetooth smartdevelopment, it connects to the cloud via a smartphone.”

According to TI the new SimpleLink multi-standard CC2650 SensorTag (CC2650STK) is available globally for US$ 29, while the SimpleLink SensorTag DevPack the Debug DevPack (CC-DEVPACK-DEBUG) for US$ 15, Display DevPack (DEVPACK-WATCH) for $19, LED Audio DevPack (DEVPACK-LED-AUDIO) for US$ 19 on the TI Store and its authorised distributors, as mentions the release.


The key features of SensorTag as listed below;

  • Flexible development with multiple wireless connectivity options including Bluetooth® low energy, 6LoWPAN and ZigBee available today based on the SimpleLink ultra-low power CC2650 wireless microcontroller (MCU)
  • 10 integrated low-power sensors with the industry’s lowest power consumption for multi-year battery life
  • New DevPack plug-in modules that extend the kits’ functionality and programmability
  • Out of the box capabilities with a free iOS or Android app, no programming experience is required to get started
  • Connect to the cloud in less than three minutes through TI’s IoT cloud ecosystem including IBM’s Bluemix IoT Foundation
  • Available TI Design reference designs, including 3D print files of the SensorTag enclosures, that allow reuse of the SensorTags as a starting point for your own designs
  • A Wi-Fi demo-version of the SensorTag will be introduced soon


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