Wi-Fi is a wireless local area networking technology that is based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi is the standard way that PCs connect to wireless networks. It can be applied to other devices as well because Wi-Fi is a wireless network standard. This means any "Wi-Fi Certified" device should be recognized by any "Wi-Fi Certified" access point. For this reason, Wi-Fi is one of the many popular short-range RF technologies that utilize the 2.4GHz license-free ISM band. While Wi-Fi is fairly power hungry, expensive, and demanding of processor resources, it is more optimized for large data transfers using high-speed throughput.
Cypress' WICED 802.11ac Wi-Fi CYW54907 EVK (CYW954907AEVAL1F) enables Wi-Fi connectivity for a wide spectrum of IoT designs.
Espressif’s ESP8266EX delivers highly integrated Wi-Fi SoC solutions to meet users’ constant demands for compact design, efficient power use, and reliable performance in the IoT industry.
The Sterling-LWB5 dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth low energy multi-standard module provides users with more options, more certifications, and a greater variety of antenna choices.
The Digilent Pmod ESP32 provides an easy and cost-effective way to add wireless communication to any host platform or project.
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