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Winner Micro W600 Series (Wi‑Fi Chips)
Winner Micro's W600 series of Wi-Fi chips (the W600 and W601) provide wireless
connectivity through 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) and are based around
an Arm Cortex-M3 32-bit processor core. The W600 system-on-chip gained attention
in the maker/electronics community in late 2018 due to its use in Luat's low-cost
Air602 Wi-Fi module and the EVB_W602_A11 development board.
Follow @W600chip on Twitter for news and information.
- Processor core: Arm Cortex-M3 (32-bit)
- Flash: 1 MiB
- ROM: 256 KiB
- Wireless connectivity: 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
- Interface support: SDIO, SPI, UART, GPIO, I²C, PWM, I²S, 7816, and others.
- Cryptographic support: PRNG, SHA1, MD5, RC4, DES, 3DES, AES, CRC, and RSA.
- Module has a "pluggable" form factor and a PCB trace antenna.
- FCC ID: 2AGQ7-IOT2S
- Module has both castellated edges and vias along the sides for connection and a PCB trace antenna.
- FCC ID: 2AGQ7-IOT3S
- WM_W600_Arduino (W600_EV BOARD_V1.0)
Luat / Seeed Studio:
- Air602 Development Board (EVB_W602_A11)
- Grove W600
- Wio Lite W600
- Wio W600 (unreleased)
- Grove W600 Development Board (unreleased; assumed discontinued)
AT command guides:
Software Development Kits, Firmware & Tools
Source Code Examples
ThingsTurn's W600 SDK example projects and functionality demonstrations:
Note: different projects are in different branches of this repository.
Community & News
News and information:
Community projects and instructional posts:
News articles and blog posts:
- “A W600-based board running MicroPython for only $2?” (Alasdair Allan / Hackster.io, 2020-01-13)
- “A Feather board from Seeed Studio” (Alasdair Allan / Hackster.io, 2019-08-07)
- “Brand new addition to the W600 family: Wio Lite W600” (Anson He / Seeed Studio, 2019-08-07)
- “Seeed Studio W600 certified WiFi module to support Arduino, MicroPython” (Jean-Luc Aufranc / CNX Software, 2019-04-27)
- “Tiny cheap Arm boards get WiFi” (Brian Benchoff / Hackaday, 2019-01-28)
- “Three new Seeed Studio W600-based wireless boards” (Alasdair Allan / Hackster.io, 2019-01-22)
- “Another economical pre-certification WiFi solution: W600 wireless module and dev boards” (Meilily Li / Seeed Studio, 2019-01-22)
- “Winner Micro releases their new SDK for IoT Wi-Fi SoC W600 which will shake the IoT market” (Winner Micro / PRNewswire, 2019-01-17)
- “Seeed Air602 WiFi module” (Peter Scargill, 2018-12-06)
- “The new Air602 module, a cheap module designed for IoT applications” (Electronics-Lab.com, 2018-10-10)
- “The Air602 WiFi module, a new ESP8266 competitor?” (Alasdair Allan / Hackster.io, 2018-10-05)
- “Tiny WiFi-enabled Arm MCU for tiny projects” (Maya Posch / Hackaday, 2018-10-02)
- “Air602 is another $2 WiFi IoT module, based on Winner Micro W600 Arm SoC” (Jean-Luc Aufranc / CNX Software, 2018-10-01)
- “YAESPK (yet another ESP killer)” (PuceBaboon, 2018-09-26)
“Modules” in this context refer to “production ready” modules that are designed with the intent of being incorporated into a final device, and thus do not have on-board components which would likely be superfluous in a final product. For example, in contrast to a “development board”, these modules typically have no on-board USB-to-UART interface chip (nor associated USB connector), nor programming buttons for flashing & reset. ↑
“Development boards” in this context refer to printed circuit boards intended for use in evaluating, prototyping, and otherwise developing a device. These boards have on-board components which aid in the process of device development; for example, on-board USB-to-UART, USB connector, and physical buttons for programming (flashing and resetting) purposes. ↑
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