chipKIT Wi-FIRE Resource Center

Welcome to the resource center for the chipKIT Wi-FIRE!

Here you will find all the reference materials that Digilent has created for this board, as well as links to any external content we have tracked down. If you are interested in purchasing the Wi-FIRE , visit the product page on our main website: chipKIT Wi-FIRE

Building on the previous successes with the chipKIT™ WF32, the Wi-FIRE uses the same, 43 available I/O Pins, 12 Analog Inputs, 3.3 Operating voltage, 4 User LEDs, potentiometer, buttons, uses MRF24 on-board wireless module, micro SD Card, dedicated SPI Signals and high efficiency switching 3.3V switching power supply for low-power operation.

The Wi-FIRE is significantly faster than its WF32 counterpart, with 200MHz operation speed, 2MB of Flash, 512kB RAM, High Speed USB and a 50MHz SPI. The PIC32MZ core includes the MIPS MicroAptiv CPU Core from Imagination Technologies. microAptiv is a highly efficient, compact, core that is optimized for cloud-connected based projects, using Imagination Technologies’ FlowCloud software.


Revision History

You can find the revision of your board by looking on the underside, near the white bar-coded box.

We are currently on Revision C of the Wi-FIRE. Previous Version: Rev. B

Revision C- updated the silicon (previously Pre-Production) to Production Silicon.


Documentation

  • SchematicPDF
    • PDF Schematic of the PCB
  • Reference Manual (Rev. C)Wiki PDF
    • The wiki page may have more up to date information than the PDF version.
    • Open source EAGLE Project for the chipKIT WiFire. Created in EAGLE v6.5

Design Resources

  • BootloaderZIP
    • chipKIT Bootloader image loaded into the WiFire PIC32 microcontroller at the factory.
  • Network StackWiki
    • The Digilent embedded open-source network stack (DEIPcK) now downloads as part of the chipKIT Core.

Tutorials

  • Installing chipKIT compatible IDE External
    • Instructions for installing MPIDE or Arduino IDE with the chipKIT core