Photon MCU + Wi-Fi Modules

Particle's tiny MCU + Wi-Fi module with FCC certification for creating connected projects and products for the Internet of Things

Image of Particle Industries Photon MCU + Wi-Fi ModulesParticle's Photon product line provides everything needed to build a connected product, combining a powerful STM32 ARM® Cortex®-M3 microcontroller with a Cypress WICED BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip in a tiny thumbnail-sized module. To get users started quickly, Particle adds a rock solid 3.3 VDC SMPS power supply, RF, and user interface components to the module on a small single-sided PCB Photon board. The design is open source to provide easy integration of the Photon into any IoT project.

The Photon board comes in two physical forms: with headers and without. Prototyping is easy with headers as the Photon plugs directly into standard breadboards and perfboards, and may also be mounted with 0.1" pitch female headers on a PCB. To minimize space required, the Photon form factor without headers has castellated edges for surface mounting directly onto a PCB. Additionally, the FCC-certified P1 SMD module possesses the same MCU and wireless functionality and firmware libraries as the Photon board to simplify the transition from prototype to production.

The tools that make up the Photon's ecosystem (and come with the board) are designed to let users build and create whether an embedded engineer, web developer, Arduino enthusiast, or IoT entrepreneur. Users are able to write firmware in Particle’s web or local IDE, deploy it over the air, and build web and mobile apps with ParticleJS and Mobile SDKs.

P1 Module Features Photon Board Features
  • Cypress BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • STM32F205RGY6 120 MHz ARM Cortex-M3
  • 1 MB Flash, 128 KB RAM
  • 1 MB external SPI Flash (MX25L8006E)
  • Integrated PCB antenna
  • Integrated u.FL connector for external antenna
  • Integrated RF switch
  • 25 mixed-signal GPIO and advanced peripherals
  • Open source design
  • Real-time operating system (FreeRTOS)
  • Soft AP setup
  • FCC, CE, and IC certified
  • Cypress BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • STM32F205RGY6 120 MHz ARM Cortex-M3
  • 1 MB Flash, 128 KB RAM
  • On-board RGB status LED (ext. drive provided)
  • 18 mixed-signal GPIO and advanced peripherals
  • Open source design
  • Real-time operating system (FreeRTOS)
  • Soft AP setup
  • FCC, CE, and IC certified

Photon MCU + Wi-Fi Modules

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
PHOTONH datasheet linkPHOTON WITH HEADERSPHOTONHPHOTON WITH HEADERS791 - Immediate
PHOTONH product page link
PHOTONNOH datasheet linkPHOTON WITHOUT HEADERSPHOTONNOHPHOTON WITHOUT HEADERS841 - Immediate
PHOTONNOH product page link
PHNTRAYH datasheet linkPHOTON WITH HEADERS IN TRAYSPHNTRAYHPHOTON WITH HEADERS IN TRAYS169 - Immediate
PHNTRAYH product page link
PHNTRAYNOH datasheet linkPHOTON WITHOUT HEADERS IN TRAYSPHNTRAYNOHPHOTON WITHOUT HEADERS IN TRAYS208 - Immediate
PHNTRAYNOH product page link
P1REEL datasheet linkP1 WI-FI MODULE IN REELSP1REELP1 WI-FI MODULE IN REELS988 - Immediate
P1REEL product page link
SPKBTTN datasheet linkINTERNET BUTTONSPKBTTNINTERNET BUTTON15 - Immediate
SPKBTTN product page link
PHOTONKIT datasheet linkPHOTON KITPHOTONKITPHOTON KIT103 - Immediate
PHOTONKIT product page link

Expansion Boards

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
PROGSHIELD datasheet linkPROGRAMMER SHIELDPROGSHIELDPROGRAMMER SHIELD14 - Immediate
PROGSHIELD product page link
ARDSHIELD datasheet linkARDUINO SHIELDARDSHIELDARDUINO SHIELD23 - Immediate
ARDSHIELD product page link
PWRSHIELD datasheet linkPOWER SHIELDPWRSHIELDPOWER SHIELD19 - Immediate
PWRSHIELD product page link
RLYSHIELD datasheet linkRELAY SHIELDRLYSHIELDRELAY SHIELD43 - Immediate
RLYSHIELD product page link
Published: 2017-12-08