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SELECTION GUIDE Arduino

Comparisons between FireBeetle ESP32, ESP8266, ESP32 C6, and ESP32 S3

DFRobot Sep 25 2023 7223

Welcome to Differences and Comparisons: A FireBeetle Selection Guide for ESP32, ESP8266, ESP32 C6, and ESP32 S3, your comprehensive resource for understanding the FireBeetle series in detail. This guide is designed to help you navigate the complex world of these versatile microcontrollers, focusing particularly on the ESP32, ESP8266, ESP32 C6, and ESP32 S3 models.

What sets this guide apart is its unique approach - two comprehensive comparison tables that lay bare the specifications of each model. From the versatile ESP32 to the powerful ESP32 S3, each FireBeetle product has its unique strengths. An important distinction to note in the FireBeetle series is the difference between the first and second generation. While both generations have their unique strengths, key differences lie in the chips they utilize and their physical characteristics. The second-generation FireBeetle products are more compact in size and feature different chips compared to their first-generation counterparts. Moreover, due to changes in size and pin layout, the expansion boards of the two generations are not interchangeable. These differences in chip selection and physical design not only broaden the range of use-cases and potential applications, but also underscore the uniqueness of each FireBeetle generation.

This selection guide will provide you with a clear, side-by-side overview, enabling you to understand which product aligns perfectly with your project requirements. So, whether you're a seasoned FireBeetle user or a beginner stepping into this exciting world, this guide is your go-to resource. Let's dive into the world of FireBeetle and find the perfect match for your tech adventures.

FireBeetle 2 Series Selection Guide

Product Name

FireBeetle 2 ESP32-E IoT Microcontroller (Supports Wi-Fi & Bluetooth)

FireBeetle 2 Board ESP32-S3 (N16R8) AIoT Microcontroller with Camera (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth on Board)

Firebeetle 2 M0 Development Board

FireBeetle 2 ESP32 C6 IoT Development Board (Supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, Solar-Powered)

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SKU

DFR0654

DFR0975

DFR0652

DFR1075

Chip/Module Onboard

ESP32-WROOM-32E

ESP32-S3-WROOM-1-N16R8

ATSAMD21G18

ESP32-C6FH4

Processor

Xtensa Dual-Core LX6 Processor

Xtensa Dual-Core LX7 Microprocessor

ARM Cortex-M0+

RISC-V Single-Core Processor

Working Voltage(V)

3.3V

3.3V

3.3V

3.3V

MCU Frequency

240MHz

240MHz

48MHz

160MHz

SRAM

520kb

512KB

32KB

512KB

ROM

448KB

384KB

256KB

320KB

Flash

4MB

16MB

16MB

4MB

RSRAM

-

8MB

-

-

RTC SRAM

16KB

16KB

-

16KB

USB Interface

Type-C

Type-C

Type-C

Type-C

USB Function

-

USB 2.0 (Full Speed)

USB 2.0 (Full Speed)

USB CDC

IO Quantity

18

26

26

19

LED PWM Channel

16

8

25

6

SPI

1

2

1

1

UART

3

3

2

3 (1*LP UART)

I2C

1

2

1

2 (1*LP I2C)

I2S

1

2

-

1

ADC

13

18

8

7

DAC

2

-

1

-

Touch

7

14

-

-

Wireless Protocol

WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 BR/EDR

WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5

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WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ax Bluetooth: Bluetooth LE (Certified by BLE 5.3) Thread: Thread 1.3 Zigbee: Zigbee 3.0

Other Interfaces

GDI Interface, Lithium Battery Interface

GDI Interface, CAM Interface, Lithium Battery Interface

Lithium Battery Interface

GDI Interface, Lithium Battery Interface, Solar Interface

Size

25.4*60mm

25.4*60mm

25.4*60mm

25.4*60mm

Features

1. ESP32 dual-core low-power master controller. 2. WiFi+Bluetooth 4.0 dual-mode module. 3. GDI display port, easy to connect. 4. Rich tutorials, built-in USB to serial chip, easier to burn, suitable for novice users.

1. Powerful chip: ESP32-S3 module with AI acceleration function. 2. On-board GDI, easy to connect with the screen. 3. Supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 dual-mode communication. 4. Supports external antenna or on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth two choices. 5. With a camera, suitable for AIOT, image acquisition, image recognition and other projects that require high performance and multiple wireless connections.

1. Equipped with ARM Cortex-M0+ processor with high performance and low power consumption. 2. Built-in U disk, font model and database based on SPI Flash. 3. Onboard FPC for easy connection to the screen. 4. With 26 IO ports and 25 LED PWM channels, it supports more peripheral devices and more complex projects.

1. Supports Wi-Fi6 and BLE functions. 2. Supports solar charging. 3. High cost performance, equipped with RISC-V single-core processor, suitable for IoT projects that require multiple wireless connections.

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FireBeetle Series Selection Guide

Product Name

FireBeetle ESP32 IoT Microcontroller with 250+ ESP32 Tutorials (Supports Wi-Fi & Bluetooth)

FireBeetle ESP8266 IoT Microcontroller (Supports Wi-Fi)

FireBeetle Board-328P with BLE4.1

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SKU

DFR0478

DFR0489

DFR0492

Chip/Module Onboard

Espressif ESP32

ESP8266EX

ATmega328P+DIALOG DA14580

Processor

Xtensa Dual-Core LX6 Processor

32-bit Tensilica L106

Atmel AVR 8-Bit

Working Voltage(V)

3.3V

3.3V

3.3V

MCU Frequency

240MHz

80MHz (Can be overclocked to 160MHz)

16MHz

SRAM

520KB

50KB

2KB

ROM

448KB

-

1KB

Flash

16MB

16MB

32K

RSRAM

-

-

-

RTC SRAM

-

-

-

USB Interface

Micro USB

Micro USB

Micro USB

USB Function

-

-

-

IO Quantity

30

10

14

LED PWM Channel

30

10

6

SPI

1

1

1

UART

3

1

1

I2C

1

1

2

I2S

1

1

-

ADC

5

1

6

DAC

2

-

-

Touch

8

-

-

Wireless Protocol

WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 BR/EDR and BLE

WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1

Other Interfaces

Lithium Battery Interface

Lithium Battery Interface

Lithium Battery Interface

Size

29*58mm

29*58mm

29*58mm

Features

1. Based on ESP32. 2. Built-in Wi-Fi and BLE functionality. 3. Compatible with Arduino. 4. Multiple General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins.

1. Based on ESP8266. 2. Built-in Wi-Fi functionality. 3. Compatible with Arduino. 4. Flexible power supply, can be powered by Micro USB or external power supply. 5. Small and portable, easily embedded in various projects.

1. Supports Bluetooth 4.1 wireless protocol. 2. Equipped with ATmega328P processor, suitable for low-power projects that require Bluetooth connection.

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