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FireBeetle ESP32 IoT Microcontroller

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The FireBeetle ESP32 is an ultra-low-power MCU that supports dual-mode WiFi & Bluetooth communication for low-cost high-functionality projects.

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Communications have always been an important part of human society, but only once the telegram was introduced did people start paying more attention to the capabilities and efficiencies of these types of technologies. Fortunately, a lot of research, development and hard work have gone into making Communications technologies more accessible and affordable, with the FireBeetle ESP32 IoT Microcontroller being a prime example of this technological advancement.

The FireBeetle is an Internet of Things MCU developed by DFRobot to offer Bluetooth and WiFi at an ultra-low power consumption of around 80mA on average. It integrates a Dual-Core ESP-WROOM-32 module with dual-communications methods, 520KB of SRAM, 16Mb of Flash memory, as well as support for one-key download and micropython. The board can also be powered via 3.7V Li-Ion Battery or USB micro as well, allowing the board to be portable or be placed with a permanent power source. This can then be complemented with solar power, as the ultra-low consumption enables it to use very low incoming power from Solar Panels, while charging the battery with the excess power for extended life once the sun goes down.

And finally, as an extra benefit, these low-power modules work really well in conjunction with Solar Panels and Solar Management Modules that stock, and enable you to free your projects from the power-grid and give them portability like never before.

 

FireBeetle ESP32 IoT Microcontroller  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Operating Voltage

– 3.3V DC

  • Input Voltage Range

– 3.3V to 5V DC

  • Current Consumption

– 80mA (Average)

  • Current Consumption (Ultra-Low Power)

– 10μA

  • Maximum Charge Current

– 500mA

  • Maximum Discharge Current

– 600mA

  • CPU

– 240MHz Tensilica LX6 Dual Core Processor

  • Onboard Clock

– 40MHz Crystal AND 32.768KHz Crystal

  • SRAM

– 520KB

  • Flash

– 16Mb

  • Digital I/O Pins

– 10

  • Simulative Inputs

– 5

  • WiFi Standard

– FCC/CE/TELEC/KCC

  • WiFi Protocol

– 802.11 b/g/n/d/e/I/k/r

  • Frequency Range (WiFi + Bluetooth)

– 2.4 to 2.5GHz

  • Bluetooth Protocol

– BR/EDR/BLE Standard Bluetooth V4.2 Compliant

  • One-Key-Download

– Supported

  • Micropython

– Supported

  • Dimensions

– 24 x 53mm

 

Typical Applications for FireBeetle ESP32 IoT Microcontroller:

The ultra-low power consumption of the FireBeetle makes it the perfect choice for projects that need to communicate effectively with other modules and devices, while using the minimal possible power consumption for a long lifespan. Some great examples of such projects include:

  • Creating a wireless node network that extends communications throughout an office, school, university or home.
  • Making a smart light switch that connects to your local network to turn lights on and off from a smart phone applications – or with sounds and gestures if you want to take your project to the next level.
  • Making an online temperature sensor connected to your oven, to let you know when your dinner has reached that perfect cooking temperature – and possibly even make automatic adjustments to help with the cooking process.

Whether you want to extend your WiFi network, build an online control method for your home appliances, or simply want to experiment with the endless possibilities of low-power wireless communications, the FireBeetle is an excellent investment that is surprisingly powerful for it’s low cost and low power consumption.

 

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