What is ESP8266
The world has not been the same ever since Wi-Fi technology has come to the picture, today Wi-Fi is a household name and is part of our day-to-day life, subsequently devices which uses the Wi-Fi technology has also increased many folds. At this day and age of Internet of Things (IoT), there is a steady demand for Wi-Fi modules which could also have microcontroller functionality. ESP8266 is such a Wi-Fi chip with microcontroller capability which provides low-power wireless networking with minimum form factor. Because of its low cost and small size with inbuilt antenna, it is being widely deployed in wireless control and monitoring applications. It is compatible with Arduino IDE and the libraries are available for interfacing most sensors used capture real world parameters. This has drastically reduced developer effort to build up IoT solutions.
Some of the features include a 32-bit RISC CPU, 64kb of instruction RAM and 96Kb of data RAM, External QSPI flash up to 16mb, Integrated TR switch, LNA, power amplifier and matching network, 1 10 bit ADC, 16 GPIO pins etc.
These are series of modules made with the ESP8266 by the third-party manufacturer AI-Thinker and remain the most widely available. Those modules require some hardware knowledge to program and have less access to GPIO pins. But Modern ESP8266 based boards are less painful and offer more GPIO pins to play with. Our IoT team is working on a lot of ESP8266 based projects of late and would be fair to say we have become an experienced campaigner in that domain. Please visit our IoT portfolio for viewing complete list of our projects roster.
Now that Wi-Fi is available in public and private places with reliable connectivity, ESP8266 is the best solution for giving life to things through IoT and it can be powered with smaller batteries and solar panels, which is best suitable for wide range of applications.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]