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Wiznet WizFi210 Wifi Wirefree Booster Pack

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The 43oh Store link.

43oh Wiki link, with code and schematics.

 

Hello, good news,
Wiznet has agreed to sponsor some modules for their serial wifi chip - WizFi210

wiznet_msp430_launchpad_booster_pack.jpg

A big thank you to them. They are however keeping a close watch on schedule. I'll be creating a Booster Pack for it and also a driver tied to the USCI/USI. I'll be needing some input for PCB design, so please subscribe to this thread.

I'll keep this thread updated as I develop. This one is christened the "Wirefree Booster Pack"

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Nice to see some Wiznet stuff here. I have been thinking of doing a web server using their W5100/5200/5300/3150A chips. They have few nice serial-to-ethernet boards, like WIZ820io or WIZ811/812. Any chance for WIZ820io group buy?

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Any chance for WIZ820io group buy?

Can surely organize one if we find a good price.

 

Update:

I created a package and the following is a rough outline. Still have think about what connections to bring out. The modules can do both 232 and spi depending on the loaded firmware.

Wiznet_WizFi210_Breakout.PNG

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Where are you going to get antennas with that MMCX connector on them?

 

BTW, there's something wonky with the connector holes that are on the left (J1) and right (J2) sides of the module. They are not vertically aligned. Is that intentional?

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The module comes with a connector, hopefully the antenna too. It's like a pigtail.

 

BTW, there's something wonky with the connector holes that are on the left (J1) and right (J2) sides of the module. They are not vertically aligned. Is that intentional?

Yes, they are known as locking headers, so that headers stay in place when soldering. I think sparkfun invented this.

 

Look toward the end of the below post:

http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/114

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Bluehash beat me. I'm anxious to use that "locking" technique. Until now, to ensure they stayed straight and flush, I've put the headers in a breadboard. :oops:

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Bluehash beat me. I'm anxious to use that "locking" technique. Until now, to ensure they stayed straight and flush, I've put the headers in a breadboard. :oops:

 

The header lock layout works pretty well.

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Update.

 

Board is going to be future proof controllable via either SPI or UART

-SPI is connected to USCIB

-UART is connected to USCIA

-Launchpad jumpers will have to be swapped for 2553 RX/TX at the emulator connector.

-Pushbuttons for factory reset.

- Jumpers for program/run mode.

- Firmware upgrade support

 

Following pins bought out:

---JP3---

GND

VDD

ALARM1

VBAT

ADC1

GPIO21

SSPI_MISO

SSPI_CLK

SSPI_CS

SSPI_MOSI

 

---JP4---

UART1_RX

UART1_TX

UART0_TX

UART0_RTS

UART0_RX

UART0_CTS

GPIO_31

GPIO_30

GPIO_29

GPIO_28

 

 

 

 

Wiznet_WizFi210_Breakout.PNG

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Below is my recommendation.

-. GPIO19 should be used for SPI.

-. UART1_TX, UART1_RX do not needed.

 

Update.

 

Board is going to be future proof controllable via either SPI or UART

-SPI is connected to USCIB

-UART is connected to USCIA

-Launchpad jumpers will have to be swapped for 2553 RX/TX at the emulator connector.

-Pushbuttons for factory reset.

- Jumpers for program/run mode.

- Firmware upgrade support

 

Following pins bought out:

---JP3---

GND

VDD

ALARM1

VBAT

ADC1

GPIO21

SSPI_MISO

SSPI_CLK

SSPI_CS

SSPI_MOSI

 

---JP4---

UART1_RX

UART1_TX

UART0_TX

UART0_RTS

UART0_RX

UART0_CTS

GPIO_31

GPIO_30

GPIO_29

GPIO_28

 

 

 

 

[attachment=0]Wiznet_WizFi210_Breakout.PNG[/attachment]

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