AzureWave Thing Plus (AW-CU488) Hookup Guide
The SparkFun AzureWave Thing Plus is a Feather form-factor development board equipped with the AW-CU488. The module features the Realtek RTL8721DM integrated single-chip low power dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) wireless LAN . It also consists of a dual processor core: Real-M300 CPU (Armv8-M, Cortex-M33) and Real-M200 CPU (Armv8-M, Cortex-M23). Connect the SparkFun AzureWave Thing Plus to the cloud to grab current weather conditions in your area, post sensor data to a server, control the lights in your next home automation project, or even calculate the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) of an input audio signal!
To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials at a minimum. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.
You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories for a secure connection when using the plated through holes.
Depending on your setup, you may want to use IC hooks for a temporary connection. However, you will want to solder header pins to connect devices to the plated through holes for a secure connection. For those using the stackable headers, you will want to cut or pull a pin from the 6-pin header to connect to the rows of 1x5 pins on the AzureWave Thing Plus.
For those that want to take advantage of the Qwiic enabled devices, you'll want to grab a Qwiic cable.
A single-cell Lithium-ion battery can be connected to the AzureWave Thing Plus (AW-CU488) for portability.
If you aren't familiar with the Qwiic system, we recommend reading here for an overview if you decide to take advantage of the Qwiic connector.
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We would also recommend taking a look at the following tutorials if you aren't familiar with them.