Roving Networks PICtail™ WiFly Radio Module Evaluation Boards
Roving Networks PICtail™ WiFly Radio Module Evaluation Boards are designed for testing and development of the RN-131 and RN-171 complete, standalone wireless LAN access devices. These eval boards work seamlessly with the Microchip Technology PIC18 Explorer Development Board. They plug right into the PICtail™ modular connector on the PIC18 Explorer Board and add wireless functionality to PIC18-based microcontroller designs.
The evaluation boards are preloaded with firmware to simplify integration and minimize application development. In the simplest configuration, the hardware only requires four connections (PWR, TX, RX, and GND) to create a wireless data connection. The microcontroller can communicate with the boards via the UART and SPI interfaces, and can drive LEDs, wake the boards, and reset them. The evaluation boards are updated and controlled with a simple ASCII command language. Once the boards are set up, they can scan to find an access point, associate, authenticate, and connect over any Wi-Fi network.
The PIC18 Explorer Board (DM183032) is a development platform equipped with a 28-pin PICtail connector and PIM that can accommodate various versions of the 8-bit PIC16 and PIC18 microcontroller families. The PIC18 Explorer Board's 8-bit microcontroller communicates with the RN-131-PICTAIL/RN-171-PICTAIL evaluation boards via the PICtail connector.
The RN-131 and RN-171 WiFly radio modules are complete, standalone wireless LAN access devices. Each module contains a TCIP/IP stack and related applications. After the module is configured, the radio can access the Wi-Fi network automatically, and transmit and receive data over a UART.
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