Adafruit has today announced a new addition to their ever-growing range of electronic components with the launch and availability of the new Adafruit ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout board which is priced at $24.95.
The wireless breakout board has been specifically created to enable developers, makers and hobbyists to connect their Arduino projects to the Internet and features an FCC-certified WiFi module from Atmel.
The ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout supports 802.11b, g, or n networks and also WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption. Adafruit explains more :
This 802.11bgn-capable WiFi module is the best new thing for networking your devices, with SSL support and rock solid performance – running our adafruit.io MQTT demo for a full weekend straight with no hiccups (it would have run longer but we had to go to work, so we unplugged it). We like these so much, they’ve completely replaced the CC3000 module on all our projects.
The Adafruit ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout uses SPI to communicate, so with about 6 wires, you can get your wired up and ready to go. Right now the Atmel-supplied library works great with Arduino Zero, and seems to work OK on Uno but may not work on other Arduinos. You can clock it as fast as 12MHz for speedy, reliable packet streaming. And scanning/connecting to networks is very fast, a few seconds.
Purchase now for $24.95 via the link below.