The Serial to Wi-Fi Adapter Boards from Future Designs Inc. provide the means to evaluate the capabilities of GainSpan's low power Wi-Fi modules and the Serial to Wi-Fi embedded software as well as the development of Wi-Fi enabled devices using Renesas microcontrollers. The serial to Wi-Fi boards are designed to plug into Renesas Development Kits (RDK) through the Application Header Interface or the PMOD interface.
The Wi-Fi adapter boards come with pre-loaded serial to Wi-Fi firmware that supports an embedded HTTP server with Wi-Fi and IP network configuration pages, as well as the limited AP capability for ease of provisioning. The Serial to Wi-Fi embedded software allows device and appliance manufacturers to easily add Wi-Fi capabilities to their products with minor impact on the host microcontroller firmware.
The Wi-Fi adapter boards are available in two configurations: