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

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Introduction

The FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 is a low-power IoT (Internet of Things) controller board designed based on the ESP32-C6 chip, making it suitable for smart home projects. The ESP32-C6 features a high-performance 160MHz RISC-V 32-bit processor, supporting communication protocols such as Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, Zigbee 3.0, and Thread 1.3. This enables seamless integration into IoT networks with various communication protocols. The FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 supports multiple power supply options, including Type-C, 5V DC, and solar charging for lithium batteries managed by a solar power manager, which optimizes the power usage and ensures efficient energy management, providing a range of choices for deployment.


Multiple transmission protocol support to expand wireless connectivity

Boasting support for multiple communication protocols, the FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 expands wireless connectivity options. By supporting Wi-Fi and Thread protocols, it enables the creation of Matter Wi-Fi terminal devices and Matter Thread terminal devices, facilitating seamless communication and collaboration among multiple systems and platforms in smart home setups. Additionally, the FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 supports BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Zigbee communication protocols, making it suitable for use as a Thread border router, Matter gateway, or Zigbee bridge when combined with other MCUs.

FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 supports BLE, Zigbee, Wi-Fi 6 and Thread

Figure: FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 supports BLE, Zigbee, Wi-Fi 6 and Thread


Support Wi-Fi 6 to realize ultra-low power consumption IoT devices

With Wi-Fi 6 support, the FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 enables the realization of ultra-low-power IoT devices. As the first Espressif chip to support the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) protocol, it offers improved network capacity, allowing devices to operate efficiently with low latency. Moreover, Wi-Fi 6's Target Wake Time (TWT) technology effectively reduces device power consumption, extending battery life and ensuring long-lasting device performance.

FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 supports Wi-Fi 6's Target Wake Time (TWT) technology

Figure: Wi-Fi 6's Target Wake Time (TWT) technology


Excellent power supply system makes power supply for equipment more convenient

Featuring an excellent power supply system, the FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 provides convenient device power options. It integrates battery charging management for lithium batteries, enabling charging via Type-C, 5V DC, and solar power. The solar charging capability resolves challenges posed by scenarios without power lines, such as balconies, windows, and rooftops. The FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 utilizes the same solar power management chip as the 5V@1A solar power management module, and it is able to maximize the current output capability of the input power source. Additionally, the FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 supports battery level monitoring to take necessary measures when the battery is low, ensuring continuous device operation.

Figure: FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 supports solar charging and battery level monitoring

Features

  • Equipped with the ESP32-C6 chip, it supports communication protocols including Wi-Fi, BLE, Zigbee, and Thread.
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6 protocol for lower latency and lower power consumption.
  • Solar charging enables deployment without the need for power lines.
  • Battery level detection allows monitoring of device battery information.
  • Ultra-low power consumption with deep sleep at 16uA.
  • Onboard GDI interface for easy connection to screens.
  • Applications

  • Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
  • Indoor Ambient Light
  • Balcony Plant Soil Monitoring
  • Outdoor Weather Station
  • FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 Applications: IoT Devices and Smart Homes

    Specification

    Basic Parameters

  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V
  • Type-C Input Voltage: 5V DC
  • VCC Input Voltage: 5V DC or 4.5-6V Solar Panel
  • Max Charging Current: 0.5A
  • Sleep current: 16uA (in deep sleep mode, powered by battery)
  • Operating Temperature: -10~60℃
  • Dimension: 25.4x60mm/1x2.36”
  • Hardware Information

  • Processor: RISC-V single-core processor
  • Main Frequency: 160 MHz
  • SRAM: 512KB
  • ROM: 320KB
  • Flash: 4MB
  • RTC SRAM: 16KB
  • USB: USB 2.0 CDC
  • WIFI

  • WIFI Protocol: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • IEEE 802.11ax (20 MHz-only non-AP mode)
  • Bandwidth: Support 20 MHz and 40 MHz at 2.4 GHz band
  • WIFI Mode: Station, SoftAP, SoftAP+Station combined mode
  • WIFI Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Frame Aggregation: TX/RX A-MPDU, TX/RX A-MSDU
  • Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth Protocol: Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh
  • Bluetooth Frequency: 125 Kbps, 500 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps
  • IEEE 802.15.4

  • Compatible with IEEE 802.15.4-2015 protocol
  • Frequency band: 2.4GHz
  • Data rate: 250Kbps
  • Supports Thread 1.3 and Zigbee 3.0
  • Ports

  • Digital I/O x19
  • LED PWM 6 Channel
  • SPI x1
  • UART x3 (LP UART x1)
  • I2C x2 (LP I2C x1)
  • I2S x1
  • IR Transceiver: transmit channel x5, receive channel x5
  • 1 × 12-bit SAR ADC, 7 Channel
  • DMA Controller: transmit channel x3, receive channel x3
  • Projects

    Project.What do you need for personal smart home based on the Matter network?

    Introduction: As technology advances, smart homes have become an integral part of our lives. Among all the smart home solutions, those based on the Matter network are gaining popularity due to their openness, interoperability, and security. So, what do we need to set up a Matter-based smart home system?

    Project - What do you need for personal smart home based on the Matter network?


    Project.How to Connect ESP32-C6 to the Matter Network

    Introduction: In this guide, we will use the FireBeetle ESP32-C6 to create a smart light bulb and integrate it into a Matter network.

    Project - How to Connect ESP32-C6 to the Matter Network


    Tutorial. Introduction to ESP32-C6 Getting Started

    Introduction: In this video, we'll dive into the world of ESP32-C6 and how to program it using Arduino. The ESP32-C6 is a microcontroller with capabilities to connect via WiFi 6, BLE 5 (Bluetooth Low Energy 5), Zigbee, and Matter (previously known as Project CHIP), making it a powerful tool for developing Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

    Project: Perfect Temperature Tea For Hours!

    Introduction: This tutorial guides viewers in creating a mug warmer using a hot plate, an IR sensor, a temperature sensor, and a microcontroller. The system keeps tea warm by activating a heater or a fan based on the tea's temperature. The video also discusses the device's design and assembly.

    Documents

    Shipping List

  • FireBeetle 2 Board ESP32 C6 Microcontroller x1
  • 20pin-2.54mm Pin Header x2
  • TUTORIAL

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