MicroMod Ethernet Function Board - W5500 Hookup Guide
Integrate your MicroMod project into an Ethernet network including Power-over-Ethernet with the SparkFun MicroMod Ethernet Function Board - W5500. This Function Board uses the W5500 Ethernet control module from WIZnet and a DC/DC converter to configure a MicroMod assembly as a connected and powered device into an Ethernet network with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities.
The W5500 is a TCI/IP embedded Ethernet controller from WIZnet that uses SPI and supports up to 80 MHz speeds. We designed this Function Board to use the IEEE802.3af Alternative B power scheme which uses the spare pairs for power delivery, isolated from the data pairs. In this guide we'll highlight the capabilities of the W5500 and demonstrate how to use the MicroMod Ethernet Function Board to create an Ethernet network that can also be used for PoE.
Following along with this tutorial requires a few items along with the MicroMod Ethernet Function Board. Depending on what you already have, you may not need all of the items listed below.
All MicroMod systems require a Processor board to operate. SparkFun carries a variety of Processor boards suited for different applications. Select the Processor board that best suits your Ethernet projects' needs:
Note: Currently the Artemis and nRF52840 do not have built in Ethernet libraries in their Arduino cores. An external Arduino Ethernet library may work but at this time Ethernet is not supported on those Processors.
MicroMod Main Board
MicroMod Function Boards require at least one Main Board to work.
You'll also need a PoE power supply like a network hub or router, Ethernet cable, network hub/router or endpoint as well as a few other peripheral items to get your MicroMod Ethernet system up and running. If needed, add these items to your cart:
Assembling MicroMod systems requires a Phillips head screwdriver.
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You may also want to read the tutorials below if you are not familiar with the concepts covered in them: