Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Wi-Fi peripheral development board

24 November 2021 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

MikroElektronika has launched WiFi 8 Click, a compact add-on peripheral board that features Microchip’s ATWINC3400-MR210CA Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0-certified module that is optimised for low-power and high-performance mobile applications.

WiFi 8 Click joins 15 other Wi-Fi clicks available from MikroElektronika. Nebojsa Matic, the company’s CEO, explains why so many Wi-Fi click variants are available: “Wireless communication is essential for all aspects of life today. Yet different environments and applications require different Wi-Fi chips and modules. If you have a Wi-Fi router connected to a fixed broadband line, Liechtenstein has the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in the world at 229,98 Mbps, according to data. Even on Everest there is Wi-Fi, at least at base camp. Whatever the need, bringing mobility and Internet to your design is just a Click away.”

The WiFi 8 Click board’s low cost makes it well suited to highly integrated and cost-effective applications, industrial wireless control, Bluetooth gateways, smart home applications and much more. The module comes with integrated power and low-noise amplifiers, transmit/receive switch (for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth), a power management unit, an integrated 2,4 GHz chip antenna and an additional 32,768 kHz clock for sleep-mode operation. It utilises highly optimised IEEE 802.11 Bluetooth coexistence protocols and provides SPI to interface with the host controller.

MikroElektronika’s Click boards are supported by a mikroSDK-compliant library which includes functions that simplify software development. Click boards feature the standard 16-pin mikroBUS socket which was invented by the company 10 years ago. This standardised approach enables design engineers to change peripherals easily, cutting development time.


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