Wi-FIRE

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Wi-FIRE
WiFi Enabled PIC32MZ Microcontroller Board
Features
  • 43 available I/O pins with on-board user interfaces
  • DSP-enhanced core: Four 64-bit accumulators, single-cycle MAC, saturating and fractional math
  • 12 analog inputs
  • 6 50 MHz 4-wire SPI
  • 6 UART modules
  • 5 I2C modules
  • PPS
Key Specifications
CPU Clock
200 MHz
RAM
512KB
Flash
2MB
Connectivity and On-board I/O
MicroSD
1
USB 2.0 OTG
A | Micro-A/B
Shield Connector
Arduino / chipKIT compatible
Push-buttons
2
User LED
4
Potentiometer
1
Electrical
Power (USB)
USB Mini-B
Power (Coaxial)
7-30V (2.5mm)
Logic Level
3.3V
Design Resources
Eagle Project
Bootloader
Documentation
Wifi Radio
Schematic

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, microSD Card, dedicated SPI Signals and high efficiency switching 3.3V switching power supply for low-power operation. Where the boards differ is in what the PIC32MZ processor can deliver.

The Wi-FIRE is significantly faster than its WF32 counterpart, with 200 MHz operation speed, 2MB of Flash, 512kB RAM, High-Speed USB and a 50MHz SPI. The PIC32MZ core includes the MIPS M5150 CPU Core from Imagination Technologies. The M5150 is a highly efficient, compact core that is optimized for cloud-connected based projects, using Imagination Technologies' FlowCloud software.

The Wi-FIRE can be programmed using MPIDE and with the addition of a compatible in-system programmer/debugger, can be used with the more fully featured/advanced Microchip MPLAB® X IDE.



Tutorials


Example Projects


Additional Resources

  • Easy Wireless Networking Using the Arduino Compatible chipKIT Platform PDF