Tiny Internet Interface

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The Tiny Internet Interface (known as TINI or MxTNI) is a microcontroller that includes the facilities necessary to connect to the Internet. The MxTNI platform is a microcontroller-based development platform that executes code for embedded web servers. The platform is a combination of broad-based I/O, a full TCP/IP stack, and an extensible Java runtime environment that simplifies development of network-connected equipment. [1]

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MxTNI was developed by Dallas Semiconductor, now Maxim Integrated Products. The interface was originally known as "TINI". The company renamed it MxTNI in December 2011.

Dallas Semiconductor company

Dallas Semiconductor, acquired by Maxim Integrated Products in 2001, designed and manufactured analog, digital, and mixed-signal semiconductors. Its specialties included communications products, microcontrollers, battery management, thermal sensing and thermal management, non-volatile random-access memory, microprocessor supervisors, delay lines, silicon oscillators, digital potentiometers, real-time clocks, temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs), iButton, and 1-Wire products. The Dallas, Texas-based company was founded in 1984 and purchased by Maxim Integrated Products in 2001. Both the Maxim and Dallas Semiconductor brands were actively used until 2007. Since then, the Maxim name has been used for all new products, though the Dallas Semiconductor brand has been retained for some older products, which can be identified by "DS" at the beginning of their part numbers.

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  1. Definition for MxTNI, Maxim Integrated Products web site, retrieved December 13, 2011