TI supports Thingsquare Mist to deliver low power RF connectivity to the Internet of Things

March 13, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
To assist the development of the Internet of Things, Texas Instruments Incorporated plans to support the Thingsquare Mist IoT open source firmware for select TI hardware platforms for connected home automation products, connected lighting, and smart city projects.

For maximum scalability, manufacturers can select from several TI IP/6LoWPAN solutions including the sub-1 GHz CC1101 or CC1120 radio frequency (RF) transceiver combined with an ultra-low power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) or the CC2538 system-on-chip (SoC) with integrated ARM Cortex M3, RF transceiver and memory. Building on well-known open source components, Thingsquare Mist is a proven software system that claims to bring true Internet connectivity to the IoT.

"Supporting open standards, such as IPv6, RPL, and 6LoWPAN, are important for the emerging IoT market to expand and support growing consumer demand," said Oyvind Birkenes, general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "Thingsquare Mist gives our customers a robust and open source Internet connectivity solution for their wireless products with the CC2538 and the MSP430 MCU combined with CC1101 and CC1120."

"We see a strong customer pull for TI's CC2538 SoC as well as the sub-1 GHz CC1101 and CC1120 solutions combined with the proven MSP430 MCU platform," said Roger Bergdahl, CEO of Thingsquare. "Working with TI provides manufacturers with a wide range of options for building IoT products based on the Thingsquare Mist open source software system."

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