GainSpan Announces Successful Integration of GS1011MIP Wi-Fi Module with STMicroelectronics 8/32-bit MCU
GainSpan Corporation announced the successful integration of its GS1011MIP Wi-Fi module on STMicroelectronics EvoPrimer development platform. Now, system engineers can easily add ultra low power Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded systems that use popular STMicroelectronics 8/32-bit microcontrollers.
The GS1011MIP Wi-Fi module works seamlessly with the STMicroelectronics MCUs that are among the top sellers in the global markets and are used extensively in a broad range of embedded system applications. Key applications for this integration include consumer electronics, home appliances, personal healthcare devices, security systems, thermostats, HVAC equipment, home and building automation systems, industrial sensors among many others.
One GainSpan GS1011MIP Wi-Fi module is incorporated into the car which is controlled by the ST EvoPrimer base platform with an ST 32-bit MCU. Another GS1011MIP Wi-Fi module is integrated into the remote controller which interfaces to the STM32 using a serial interface and AT commands. The accelerometer in the EvoPrimer controls speed and direction.
This demonstration shows the ease with which GainSpan’s Wi-Fi solution can be integrated with an ST 8/32-bit MCU. North Pole Engineering, Inc. (NPE), a GainSpan design-in partner, developed the Wi-Fi based remote control car and integrated the hardware and software of the GS1011MIP module with the ST EvoPrimer platform in about one week. “The GainSpan platform was extremely easy to integrate with the ST platform. We are pleased by the flexibility of the GainSpan chip to integrate the complete Wi-Fi and networking stacks, making it simple and quick to add Wi-Fi capability to devices,” said Joe Meyer, president of North Pole Engineering.
GainSpan’s GS1011MIP Wi-Fi module is the ideal solution to enable fast development of Wi-Fi enabled devices. It includes a full Wi-Fi stack including WPS for easy provisioning, Over-The-Air firmware update, optional networking stack and services and 802.11i security. In the demonstration, the networking stack and security reside on the GS1011MIP offloading the MCU from all Wi-Fi and networking functions, while the host MCU handles the application and connects to the Wi-Fi module over UART or SPI interfaces using AT commands. The Wi-Fi module also features an ultra low power SoC that consumes just a few µA of standby current and has a wake-up latency of only a few ms, which is ideal for battery operated devices requiring years of battery life.
GS1011MIP Wi-Fi Module
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