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The Get Weather application connects to “” server, requests for weather details of the specified city, process data and displays it on the Hyperterminal.

Application details

This application connects to the default AP credentials set in common.h. In case the connection to this default AP is unsuccessful, the user is prompted to enter the AP details on the hyperterminal.

The AP details have to be entered in the format as specified below:


The red LED continuously blinks until a connection is established with the AP. Once established, the red LED stays continuously on.
The user is prompted to enter a city name to obtain the weather information.

The weather information is then requested from “” server for the specified city. This is done by opening a TCP socket with
server and sending a HTTP Get request. The response is parsed and the weather information displayed.

Source Files briefly explained


  1. Setup a serial communication application. Open a serial terminal on a PC with the following settings:
    • Port: Enumerated COM port
    • Baud rate: 115200
    • Data: 8 bit
    • Parity: None
    • Stop: 1 bit
    • Flow control: None
  2. From, create an API Key and modify the ‘API Key’ value in the POST_BUFFER macro in main.c found below: #define POST_BUFFER "&mode=xml&units=imperial&APPID=<API KEY> HTTP/1.1\r\\r\nAccept: */"
  3. Edit common.h and modify the values of the below macros for the device to connect to the AP:

    #define SSID_NAME           "<ap_name>"         /* AP SSID */
    #define SECURITY_TYPE       SL_SEC_TYPE_OPEN    /* Security type (OPEN or WEP or WPA*/
    #define SECURITY_KEY        ""                  /* Password of the secured AP */
  4. Run the reference application.
    • Open the project in CCS/IAR. Build the application and debug to load to the device, or flash the binary using UniFlash.
  5. If the connection to the default AP is unsuccessful, the user will be prompted on the terminal to enter AP details.
  6. The red LED will continuously blinks while a connection with the AP is not established. Once established, the red LED will stay continuously on.
  7. The user is prompted to enter the city name in the serial terminal.

Limitations/Known Issues