This reference design from Texas Instruments showcases integrating WiFi capability to enhance connectivity in grid equipment for asset monitoring using the CC3220 device, SimpleLink WiFi and IoT, single chip wireless MCU with integrated network processor and applications processor.
The design enables the capability to setup a WiFi network or connect to an external network, transfer data and optimise power. Data transfer scheme includes sending/receiving control, status, settings, firmware updates over the air between devices or to the cloud.
Switching the device between always connected, intermittently connected, and hibernate mode optimises power consumption for grid applications.
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