The GS2200M Starter Kit Board is an easy to use evaluation and development platform. It supports developing both host-less designs, where the GS2200M controls the system, and hosted designs where the GS2200M provides IoT connectivity to a host microcontroller. It includes temperature and light sensors, Arduino-compatible and Pmod-compatible interfaces, software accessible buttons and LEDs, debugging interfaces and built-in power measurement features.
- Easy to use evaluation and development platform for GS2200M-based products
- Supports development of either host-less or hosted designs
- Pre-loaded with GainSpan’s Temperature and Light Sensor reference application firmware
- Apple® HomeKit™ compatible (requires optional Apple Authentication Coprocessor)
- Arduino™-compatible interface (configurable as either host or shield)
- Pmod™-compatible UART, SPI and I2C interfaces
- Built-in temperature and light sensors
- Built-in power measurement support for optimizing ultra-low power designs
- Software accessible buttons (3) and LEDs (2)
- Built-in USB serial debug and flash programming port
- JTAG debugger interface
- Flexible powering options: USB, battery (2-AA), Arduino host (+5V) or bench supply
The GS2200M Starter Kit Board (SKB) is an easy to use evaluation and development platform for GS2200M module-based products. It is designed to support solderless interfacing with peripherals and microcontrollers via Arduino-compatible and Pmod-compatible connectors. The SKB is configurable to operate as either a host or shield/peripheral. The SKB can be used as a development platform for both host-less and hosted designs. In a host-less design, your application firmware runs on the GS2200M module. In a hosted design, your application firmware runs on an adjacent host microcontroller, leveraging the extensive set of Wi-Fi and TCP/IP-based network services provided by the GS2200M module.
For host-less designs, you develop your application firmware using GainSpan’s GS2000 Software Development Kit (SDK) and may leverage one or more of GainSpan’s Application Development Kits (ADKs) to accelerate your time to market. The Temperature and Light Sensor ADK embedded firmware, which is pre-installed on the SKB, is included with the GS2000 SDK.
For hosted designs, you develop your application firmware on a host microcontroller of your choosing, interfacing it to the GS2200M module via a UART, SPI or SDIO port. Your application interfaces with GainSpan’s Serial-to-Wi-Fi (S2W) firmware running on the GS2200M module using “AT” commands. The AT commands enable you to leverage the many networking services provided by the GS2200M module via high-level, easy to use modem-style commands. GainSpan’s SDK Builder website enables you to generate S2W firmware customized to your requirements, eliminating the time and cost involved in using a locally installed SDK to do this.
The SKB is Apple HomeKit compatible. Apple MFi licensees may order the SKB with the optional Apple Authentication Coprocessor pre-installed. GainSpan’s HomeKit ADKs are available separately.
The SKB includes temperature and light sensors, software accessible buttons and LEDs, built-in power consumption measurement features, a USB serial firmware programming and debug interface, a JTAG debug interface and pre-loaded reference software to speed your evaluation and development effort.
The SKB can be powered from the USB port, two AA batteries, an Arduino host or a bench power supply.