ESP32 is a microcontroller unit (MCU) with integrated Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity. It is a low-priced system on a chip microcontroller requiring low power. ESP32 family consists of a series of chips including ESP32-D0WDQ6, ESP32-D0WD, ESP32-D2WD, ESP32-S0WD, and ESP32-PICO-D4. ESP32 is developed by the Chinese company Espressif Systems and made by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The MCU contains a dual-core or single-core Tensilica Xtensa LX6 processor having a 240 MHz clock rate, inherent antenna switches, RF balun, power amplifier, low-noise receive amplifier, filters, and power management modules.
Why ESP32 is Used ?
ESP32 has dynamic power scaling ability resulting in lower power consumption. For IoT sensor Hub applications, ESP32 will operate only on the detection of a speciﬁed condition. ESP32 has less energy expedition due to its low-duty cycle. It can operate in industrial conditions with temperatures ranging between -40 degrees conditions with temperatures ranging between -40 degrees Celsius to +125 degrees.
ESP32 provides a complete integration solution for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IoT applications. It has integrated advanced calibration circuitries eliminating external imperfections. ESP32 solutions are mass-produced without using any expensive pieces of equipment. ESP32 has many security features like secure boot, ﬂash encryption, cryptographic hardware acceleration, etc. It can be used for applications like Generic Low-power IoT Sensor Hub, Generic Low-power IoT Data Loggers, home automation, industrial automation, smart agriculture, health care, etc. ESP32 is the best microcontroller unit present for a wide variety of IoT applications. This microcontroller helps in delivering IoT product development solutions for varying industries. The ESP32 microcontroller enables devices to directly communicate with the cloud, or send and device data to other devices using peer to peer communication networks. ESP32 allows in custom IoT solution development and cloud based communication.
Here at WeMakeIoT we have a team of experts with hands-on expertise in developing ESP32 and ESP8266 based projects. Some of the projects the team had successfully delivered include Wi-Fi-based temperature sensor with thermocouple, Connected furniture, Design of web interface to control ESP 32, Warehouse Monitoring and IoT shower toilet. Read further to gain more knowledge on these projects and beneﬁts of using ESP32 and ESP8266 microcontrollers.