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is forthcoming

WFI32E01PE - Wireless Modules (Microchip Technology)

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Status: Future Product

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Specially designed for industrial IoT applications, WFI32E01PE contains the PIC32MZW1 series Wi-Fi SoC, which is a 200MHz high performance [MIPS32] MCU with industrial leading Wi-Fi connectivity and rich peripheral options.

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gchapman wrote:
WFI32E01PE - Wireless Modules (Microchip Technology)

that link doesn't work - just goes to the Microchip home page.

 

Google isn't finding me a Product Page

 

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Lesson learned is I should of archived that web page.

Webpage archive

 

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Microchip Technology Introduces Its First Trust&GO Wi-Fi 32-bit MCU Module with Advanced Peripheral Options | Microchip Technology

Pre-provisioned for market-leading cloud platforms, the all-in-one WFI32E01PC Trust&GO solution delivers powerful MCU functionality and verifiable identity

Chandler, Arizona, October 13, 2020 –

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For developers designing secure IIoT systems, Microchip’s highly integrated WFI32E01PC is a Trust&GO secured platform-enabled Wi-Fi MCU module that is pre-provisioned for cloud platforms. 

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Development Tools

Microchip’s WFI32E01PC includes the PIC32MZW1 Curiosity Board. 

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Pricing and Availability

The WFI32E01PC-I (54-pin SMD 24.5 x 20.5 x 2.5 mm) device is available in volume production in 10,000-unit quantities starting at $8.14. Also available are module options with external antenna, and without the Trust&GO security feature.  For additional information, contact a Microchip sales representative, authorized worldwide distributor or visit Microchip’s website. To purchase products mentioned here visit our purchasing portal or contact a Microchip authorized distributor.

 

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One Two of the four possible modules is in-stock :

https://www.microchipdirect.com/product/search/all/WFI32E01

approx 12 week lead time

 

WFI32E01 Wi-Fi MCU Module Sell Sheet (middle of page 2 for CPN)

 

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Last Edited: Tue. Nov 24, 2020 - 01:54 PM
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internal antenna : ETA tomorrow

external antenna : ETA 12-Mar'21

WFI32E01 Wi-Fi® MCU Modules - Microchip Technology | Mouser

 

ETA 24-Jun'21 :

PIC32 WFI32E Curiosity Board (EV12F11A) - Microchip Technology | Mouser

 

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future PCBA (EV36W50A)
WFI32-IoT Board User's Guide

 

edit :

WFI32-IoT Board User's Guide (web doc)

 

edit2 :

bsp/boards/wfi32e_iot at master · Microchip-MPLAB-Harmony/bsp · GitHub

 

edit3 : web page

WFI32-IOT DEVELOPMENT BOARD | Microchip Technology

 

edit4 : WFI32-IOT is stocked as of 28-Mar'22

 

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Last Edited: Mon. Mar 28, 2022 - 06:17 PM
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ALAN-03LXTT422 | Product Change Notification | Microchip

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eSign E000093606 Final Notice: Announcing the release of a new catalog part number (CPN) convention to support the use of silicon revision A1 and software tool to support silicon revision B0 for WFI32E01 modules

 

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Affected CPNs

ALAN-03LXTT422_Affected_CPN_03042022.pdf

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Note: The release of silicon die revision B0 was previously announced in PCN SYST-20UNZO493.

 

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Reason for Change:
Offer customers an option to remain on silicon rev A1 and existing software and to ensure customers may smoothly migrate their software to new silicon revision B0 by providing instructions for the MPLAB® Harmony 3 Chip Support Package (CSP) v3.10.0. This software is required if the module includes silicon revision B0.

Binary images built with CSP versions earlier than v3.10.0 must not be used with silicon revision (B0) and modules containing B0.  Version 3.10.0 may be used with silicon version A1.

Details about MPLAB® Harmony 3 Chip Support Package (CSP) can be found in below link:

https://github.com/Microchip-MPLAB-Harmony/csp/blob/master/release_notes.md

 

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Estimated First Ship Date:
March 15, 2022 (date code: 2212)

 

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Revision History:
March 04, 2022: Issued final notice.

 

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I have been looking at these devices (32-bit CPU_+_WiFi) for a few years to get beyond the limitations of the Arduino UNO/Nano (ATmega328P).  I bought a 10-pack of WeMos boards https://www.ebay.com/itm/4025078... on a wager of my ability to get them "working, doing something, anything".   After loading the ESP8266 package into Arduino Boards Manager, I could get the WeMos LED to blink.  Then adding three I2C devices (an OLED display, a FM radio RDA5807, an I/O expander, and an RTC DS3231 module using the Wire.h library for the new CPU) I had a clock radio.

  I found a list of about 5000+ short English expressions on a website.  I turned each one into a string and then made an array of pointers to the beginning of each string.  Then every second, a new randomly chosen string is displayed on the OLED display, along with the current time and FM station frequency.  I could fit all the strings into the WeMos flash because there is over a million bytes of it.  The whole board runs at 47 milliAmps.  Not bad given I haven't explored the low-power modes yet.

   The WeMos board seems to do the same thing as the PIC32 Wi-Fi module Development board.  I don't understand the advantage of spending $100+ on the PIC32 Dev Kit when other CPU+WiFi boards are in the $5 - $10 range.

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Simonetta wrote:
The WeMos board seems to do the same thing as the PIC32 Wi-Fi module Development board. 
Difficult to better Espressif Systems' Wi-Fi SoC other than on ADC linearity and noise; both have framework (ESP has Arduino, WFI32 has MPLAB Harmony v3)

Simonetta wrote:
I don't understand the advantage of spending $100+ on the PIC32 Dev Kit when other CPU+WiFi boards are in the $5 - $10 range.
The ones at Microchip Technology recognize that issue; will be eased by the forthcoming WFI32-IoT PCBA though won't challenge ESP's 10USD.

 


PIC32 Wi-Fi module | AVR Freaks

https://github.com/search?q=topic%3Awfi32+org%3AMicrochip-MPLAB-Harmony&type=Repositories

Web Socket Server | wireless_apps_pic32mzw1_wfi32e01/readme.md at master · Microchip-MPLAB-Harmony/wireless_apps_pic32mzw1_wfi32e01 · GitHub

 

PIC32 WFI32E CURIOSITY BOARD | Microchip Technology

PIC32 Wi-Fi module | AVR Freaks

 

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SYST-13CVHS763 | Product Change Notification | Microchip

Title

Data Sheet - PIC32MZ1025W104 MCU and WFI32E01 Module with Wi-Fi and Hardware-based Security Accelerator Data Sheet

 

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Attachments

PIC32MZ1025W104 MCU and WFI32E01 Module with Wi-Fi and Hardware-based Security Accelerator Data Sheet

 

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China chip is not certified as wireless device, is it?

 

They may not be allowed in secure network infrastructure as well.  For governmental or industrial sectors, your products with China wi-fi chips may be rejected.

 

I myself develop IOT devices with China chips because they are cheap and with ready made drivers.  Once they bring me profit, I will then switch to European chips and then sell them for higher prices and expand to western hi-end markets.

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I am surprised as to why and how it is possible to buy a 32-bit microprocessor with an embedded TCP-ICP stack and WiFi implementation for about one US dollar from DigiKey.  But it is so if you do a googlesearch for "ESP32 C3FN4 DigiKey".  Especially (no pun intended) when all the other microcontrollers are in extremely short supply.

 

I suspect that the authorities in China want to have the ability to manufacture the world's supply of the coming big IoT market, but they don't want to have these chips in the hands of millions of internet users.   Each of these chips can be a unique web-site that has global access to all the other web sites.  In dense cities, these chips could be used to make apartment building networks that could interconnect to each other and forming a parallel internet that is not under the control of CCP.   So, manufacture enough chips to keep the factories functional, and then ship them all to parties outside of China with enough of a subsidy to make them very cheap locally.

 

Wouldn't this make it impossible for other chip-design companies like MicroChip, Inc. to introduce other competitive IoT products?

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Very thoughtful insight.

US$1.38 each wi-fi bluetooth chip is lower than its cost in any factory under such a supply chain crisis.

 

TI is releasing a new BLE chip costing under US$1. It is composed of a ARM Cortex M0.

 

Other IC factories must try to co-operate and catch up.

 

My research also told me NB LTE chips are mostly China brands.  Some others from England Thales and Canada Sara.  You expect the latter are more expensive.

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Director of the above video is not professional enough.

Those workers and engineers inside factories wore very long hair!  kissnoangry

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edit : ETA 26-May'22

ETA 5-Sep'22

EV36W50A WFI32-IoT Board - Microchip Technology | Mouser

 

edit : stocked with more ETA 5-Sep'22 though long lead time

 

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Last Edited: Thu. Aug 11, 2022 - 08:28 PM
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WFI32 is the recommended replacement for the EOL SAMW25 (LTB 15-Nov'22)

CENO-10RJFI979 | Product Change Notification | Microchip

ATSAMW25 | Microchip Technology

 

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RMES-04CXZS338 | Product Change Notification | Microchip

Title

eSign # E000136811 Final Notice: Implement silicon revision C0 for WFI32E01xx device family and introduction of new software tool

 

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Affected CPNs

RMES-04CXZS338_Affected_CPN_10052022.pdf

 

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Reason for Change:
To make sure the customers smoothly migrate their software to new silicon revision. 

MPLAB® Harmony 3 Chip Support Package (CSP) v3.13.1 and after is required to build the software for silicon revision C0

Binary images built with CSP versions earlier than v3.13.1 must not be used with silicon revision (C0) and modules containing C0.  Version 3.13.1 may be used with silicon version C0, B0, and older versions.

Details about MPLAB® Harmony 3 Chip Support Package (CSP) can be found in below link:

https://github.com/Microchip-MPLAB-Harmony/csp/blob/master/release_notes.md

 

 

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Estimated First Ship Date:
January 01, 2023 (date code: 2301)

 

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Revision History:
October 05, 2022
: Issued final notification.

 

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