Low cost single-chip WiFi breakout board, with TCP/IP stack and AT command setSold By Ennovation LLC, Ships from China
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For those off-the-thelf commodities from local market, we will evaluate them, translate key documents or reverse engineering them if necessary, with demo projects for open source platforms including Arduino and mbed. And them port them into more maker friendly pinout like Arduino shield.
ESP8266 is a highly integrated chip designed for the needs of a new connected world. It offers a complete and self-contained Wi-Fi networking solution, allowing it to either host the application or to offload all Wi-Fi networking functions from another application processor.
ESP8266 has powerful on-board processing and storage capabilities that allow it to be integrated with the sensors and other application specific devices through its GPIOs with minimal development up-front and minimal loading during runtime. Its high degree of on-chip integration allows for minimal external circuitry, and the entire solution, including front-end module, is designed to occupy minimal PCB area.
IOT is coming, that is for sure. Espressif is a new name in semiconductor industry, even in Shenzhen, China. I don't have enough time and resources to test all WiFi modules from the market, but ESP8266 is definately the price leader, its cost is even lower than MTK.
As I know, its internal processor is Xtensa, a soft-core, instead of popular ARM cortex. You can build the firmware, but its IDE seems commercial. Therefore it requires hacks. And its TCP/IP stack comes from open source stacks.
Espressif offers all kinds of form factors which are popular in wireless modules, including pin headers, stamp module. Obviously it will spead to every wireless embedded applications only if can offer enough power supply to it.
Yes, it is an energy tiger.
More and more makers out of China has heard about this module. Up to now, all of its documents are only in Chinese. And Espressif supports its clients via QQ, an instant message service.
I don't have enough time to translate all of these documents into English by myself as well. However I make a breakdown list for all of these documents available at my hand. I will try my best to translate some key documents first.
It is designed for HACKERS. You have to depent on yourself. However I know some open source communities have started some projects on ESP8266.
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