Hobbyists, makers or developers that are looking to add wireless communication to their next electronics project may be interested in a new breakout board that has been created by Adafruit.
The new Adafruit HUZZAH ESP8266 Breakout board consists of a certified module, an onboard antenna, together with plenty of pins, combined with Adafruits breakout PCBs.
The wifi breakout is equipped with two diode-protected power inputs, one for a USB cable, another for a battery, Adafruit explains :
“Add Internet to your next project with an adorable, bite-sized WiFi microcontroller, at a price you like! The ESP8266 processor from Espressif is an 80 MHz microcontroller with a full WiFi front-end (both as client and access point) and TCP/IP stack with DNS support as well.
While this chip has been very popular, its also been very difficult to use. Most of the low cost modules are not breadboard friendly, don’t have an onboard 250mA 3.3V regulator or level shifting, and aren’t CE or FCC emitter certified….UNTIL NOW!”
For more information on the new tiny WiFi microcontroller that measures just 25mm x 38mm x 5mm jump over to the Adafruit website for details.