New from Alpha Micro is the GainSpan GS1500M, a high-performance 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi module, designed for embedded devices which require next generation Wi-Fi connectivity services, such as security cameras, home appliances and industrial control systems.
The module makes it easy to add Wi-Fi connectivity to standard 8 to 32-bit microcontrollers, offering plug-and-play integration of Wi-Fi in embedded platforms using SPI or UART interfaces.
Building on GainSpan’s existing ultra low power embedded Wi-Fi portfolio, the feature rich module enables new opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) applications where 802.11b/g/n connectivity is a key requirement.
The GS1500M preserves the software architecture, feature set and is pin-to-pin compatible with the GS1011M module that is currently in production. This allows designers to use their previous hardware and software development work, preserve existing investments and ensure a smooth migration to 802.11b/g/n. In addition, the GS1500M module also offers configurable antenna options, either as built-in or external antenna.