DA16200 Thing Plus Hookup Guide
The SparkFun Thing Plus - DA16200 utilizes a highly integrated ultra-low power WiFi system on chip (SoC) that allows users to develop WiFi and IoT solutions.
Manufactured by Dialog (a subsidiary of Renesas), the DA16200MOD contains a 802.11b/g/n radio (PHY), a baseband processor, a media access controller (MAC), on-chip memory, and a host networking application processor, all on a single silicon die. The SoC has full offload capabilities to run the entire networking OS and TCP/IP stack on chip; therefore, an external network processor, CPU, or microcontroller are not required. The module is also Wi-Fi Alliance certified for IEEE802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, WPS functionalities in many countries including the United States (FCC), Canada (IC) and China (SRRC).
This board comes in a Thing Plus form factor, which includes a Qwiic and LiPo battery connectors, multiple GPIO pins, and JTAG PTH pins for debugging. The SparkFun Thing Plus - DA16200 is ideal for your next IoT project, thanks in part to the multiple sleep modes that allow you to take advantage of current draws as low as 0.2 - 3.5 µA on the WiFi module.
To get started, users will need a USB-C cable is needed to connect the DA16200 Thing Plus to a computer. (You may already have a some of these items; read through the guide and modify your cart accordingly.)
A single-cell Lithium-ion battery can be connected to the DA16200 Thing Plus for portability.
For users who aren't familiar with the following concepts, we also recommend reading the following tutorials before continuing.