Global agreement to distribute affordable wireless SoCs and modules for IoT
Mouser has announced a global distribution agreement with Espressif Systems. Through the agreement, the company is now an authorised distributor of Espressif's line of ESP8266 and ESP32-based low-power wireless SoCs, modules, and development boards for IoT applications.
The Espressif portfolio of solutions consists of a wide range of innovative, versatile solutions that enable low-cost wireless connectivity for a broad range of wireless applications. The company's ESP8266EX, ESP8285, and ESP8089 Wi-Fi SoCs are highly integrated Wi-Fi solutions based on a low-power 32-bit Tensilica microcontroller. The SoCs incorporate antenna switches, a power amplifier, and other components onto a compact 5mm x 5mm QFN package. The single-chip solutions highlight system-level power management and offer SPI, SDIO 2.0, and UART interfaces, with the ESP8266EX and ESP8089 SoCs also offering I2C, I2S, PWM, and GPIO.
The company also offers a selection of Espressif’s development boards. The ESP-WROVER-KIT is their most versatile development board. The board, compatible with ESP32 modules, provides a rich list of features, such as onboard high-speed microSD card interface, VGA camera interface, as well as a 3.2-inch SPI LCD panel and I/O expansion capabilities. The ESP32-DevKitC adds a mounted ESP-WROOM-32 module that combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Classic, and Bluetooth low energy, and offers a pinout optimised for including the board on a breadboard for easy prototyping. The ESP-Launcher is a MicroUSB-powered development board that allows access to all 32 pins of ESP8266 SoC. The board helps engineers develop solutions based on the ESP-WROOM-32 module as well as the ESP32 SoC.