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ESP32_Ant-01 Breakout and Development Board

ESP32_Ant-01 Breakout and Development Board

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ESP32U-01 Breakout and Development Board with External Antenna Connector and External Antenna

ESP32U Dev Board WiFi+Bluetooth with External Antenna, CP2104 USB to Serial. Arduino Programmable.  Designed and Made in the USA

Here is my new ESP32 development board. Made in and ships from the USA. Other than the ESP32U module it has an Si Labs CP2104USB to Serial converter, A 3.3V LDO, Reset and Flash Switches and a multi color LED.

The board uses the latest ESP32-WROOM-32U module that has a U.FL connector (which needs to be connected to an external IPEX antenna).  The board is shipped with a suitable PCB-style antenna.

There are two tri-color LEDs on the board. One has the red and green LEDs hooked up to the FT231 to signal transmit and receive activity and the other is connected to three IO pins on the ESP32S module.

The board supports auto-download from the Arduino environment and will automatically be set in download mode by the downloader. Once the download is complete the board will be reset, just like a normal Arduino board.

All the required capacitors and pull-up resistors are fitted on the board. The board can be powered from an external power supply of up to 1̶2̶V 8V or the USB connector or both.  The low quiescent current LDO had the specification revised to a maximum of 8V instead of the 12V in the previous revision of the datasheet.

Unlike most other boards this one fits on a breadboard and has one row of pins accessible on each side of the board. Most of the pins of the ESP32 module are available on the external pins.

The module can be programmed directly from the Arduino environment without pushing any buttons. The upload speed is 921600 bps.

The module has been designed to be used in Sleep mode without excessive current draw.  I read 17uA when powering from the Vin and Gnd pins.with the processor in deep sleep mode.  If you want to save a few uA I can replace the standard LDO with an LDO with lower standby current .  With the lower current LDO the standby current is about 11uA.  By removing Schottky Diode another few uA can be saved but then the board must be powered by the Vin pin while programs are downloaded.

The schematic is available the same as the one available here.

  • 240 MHz dual core Tensilica LX6 microcontroller with 600 DMIPS
  • Integrated 520 KB SRAM
  • Integrated 802.11BGN HT40 Wi-Fi transceiver, baseband, stack and LWIP
  • Integrated dual mode Bluetooth (classic and BLE)
  • 4 MByte flash
  • 2.2V to 3.6V operating voltage  3.6V to 5.5V on Vin, 3.0V to 3.6V driving the 3.3V pin directly.
  • On-board PCB antenna
  • 3 x UARTs, including hardware flow control
  • 3 x SPI
  • 2 x I2S
  • 12 x ADC input channels
  • 2 x DAC
  • 2 x I2C
  • PWM/timer input/output available on every GPIO pin
  • SDIO master/slave 50 MHz
  • Supports external SPI flash up to 16 MB
  • SD-card interface support
  • Maximum 8V external supply voltage.

The datasheet of the ESP32 is misleading.  It claims 2.2V to 3.6V operation and this may be true for the chip by itself its certainly not true for the chip and the Flash memory combination.  The flash memory needs a minimum of 3.0V to operate.

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