IEEE 802.11 - Wi-Fi Modules/Development Kit

Microchip's Wi-Fi PICtail allows the designer to quickly create a direct connection to the Internet

IEEE 802.11 - Wi-Fi® Modules/Development KitMicrochip has added 802.11 wireless communications to its lineup of wireless technologies for the embedded market. Microchip has a Wi-Fi PICtail development board that adds 802.11 capabilities to Microchip's development platforms for the PIC18, PIC24, PIC32, and dsPIC families of microcontrollers. The PICtail development board contains the MRF24WB0MA FCC and Wi-Fi certified module. The Wi-Fi PICtail allows a designer to quickly create a direct connection to the internet by seamlessly connecting to standard 802.11b/g access points. In managing the connection, the MRF24WB0MA module controls the MAC and baseband layers and is connected to the host MCU via an SPI port. The 8-, 16-, or 32-bit Microchip MCU that resides on the microchip development board controls the TCP/IP networking stack and runs the system application.

  • Compatible with PIC18, PIC24, PIC32, and dsPIC microcontrollers
  • IEEE 802.11b compliant wireless solution compatible with b/g/n routers
  • Supports infrastructure and ad hoc networks
  • MRF24WB0MA small footprint module integrated antenna, MAC, baseband, RF, and power amplifier
  • MRF24WB0MA/B module is FCC, IC, Wi-Fi certified, and ROHS, CE, and ETSI compliant, providing considerable cost savings and quick time to market
  • License-free TCP/IP stack supporting standard suite of Internet protocols
  • Built-in EZConfig application to facilitate network provisioning without a keyboard or display
  • Built-in ZeroConf (Bonjour, Avahi) application to simplify human interaction
  • Supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security protocols on module
  • Solutions as simple as a single PIC plus Wi-Fi module with power and passives

IEEE Wi-Fi Modules

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionRF Family/StandardProtocolAvailable Quantity
MRF24WB0MB/RM datasheet linkTXRX RF 2.4GHZ EXT ANT 802.11BMRF24WB0MB/RMTXRX RF 2.4GHZ EXT ANT 802.11BWiFi802.11b465 - Immediate
MRF24WB0MB/RM product page link
MRF24WB0MA/RM datasheet linkTXRX RF 2.4GHZ PCB ANT 802.11BMRF24WB0MA/RMTXRX RF 2.4GHZ PCB ANT 802.11BWiFi802.11b167 - Immediate
MRF24WB0MA/RM product page link

Development Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionTypeFrequencyFor Use With/Related ProductsAvailable Quantity
AC164136-4 datasheet linkKIT DEV ZEROG 802.11 WI-FIAC164136-4KIT DEV ZEROG 802.11 WI-FITransceiver; 802.11 b (WiFi, WLAN)2.4GHzMRF24WB0MA3 - Immediate
AC164136-4 product page link
Published: 2010-11-11