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What I need to buy for wireless function in my chipkit max32

Created Mon, 28 May 2012 10:29:21 +0000 by fastlater_pro


Mon, 28 May 2012 10:29:21 +0000

I am working in my scholar project and I would like to incorporate wireless module Which modules work better in chipkit? xbee, pmodwifi? The wireless libraries for mpide (Arduino IDE) are ready to use? Thanks in advance


Wed, 30 May 2012 15:25:17 +0000

I am not sure what your timeline is, but Digilent is coming out with a WiFiShield compatible with the Uno32/Max32 and the DNETcK/DWIFIcK library that supports it. The final release of the WiFiShield is being manufactured and will be out for sale shortly. We hope to have the first released WiFi library posted this week; a link to the beta library is already posted at.,892,893&Prod=CHIPKIT-UNO32

We will be releasing the release library to this site in the next few days. There are substaintial fixes to the release library.

If you can not wait for the WiFiShield, then go ahead and get a PmodShield and a PmodWiFi. The WiFi library will support that exactly like a WiFiShield.

Or, if you have an MX3cK, MX4cK, or MX7cK, all you need is a PmodWiFi, the library supports those boards and configurations.


Thu, 31 May 2012 09:21:09 +0000

What distance do you need? If you can handle shorter distances you can use Bluetooth.

Check out DX, it will take a month to get what your order, but it is cheap:. I have this first one. If you are not connecting to a PC then your will have to update the firmware for one of the modules to allow it to act as a master. This will work with 5V: [url][/url]

This one is the above one without a carrier board and is 3.3V. I believe this one is by default also a slave. However its firmware can be updated:

This one looks interesting and may already be a master: [url][/url]

Here is a site that shows how to use these: [url][/url] This guy seems to know his stuff and shows how to update the firmware.


Thu, 31 May 2012 18:19:13 +0000

Thank you guys for your comments KeithV, thanks for good news, I think wait for a 100% compatible shield will be great and Demolishun, thanks for show me an alternative way of communication for my project. I will read more about Bluetooth interface

I still have time, so I will wait a couple of weeks.


Wed, 11 Jul 2012 06:18:01 +0000

any update of wireless shield?


Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:39:47 +0000

I am not in manufacturing, so I personally don't know. I far as I know there is no issue with the board itself so it is strictly a manufacturing lead time thing. But who knows what the scheduling of the production line entails; that is all magic to me as well. Let me see if I can get an update.


Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:56:04 +0000

thanks in advance


Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:28:46 +0000

Appearently we just got a shipment of them. It is now just a matter of finishing the documentation and posting it on the web site. The hope is that within a week the WiFiShield will be for sale on the Digilent site.


Sat, 14 Jul 2012 17:59:06 +0000

Great news Thanks for your time again


Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:45:24 +0000

Appearently we just got a shipment of them. It is now just a matter of finishing the documentation and posting it on the web site. The hope is that within a week the WiFiShield will be for sale on the Digilent site.

I ordered one of these Friday; however, the product page says that the library for the product is available on the digilent site, but after searching for quite some time I could not find it. You do have a library for a similar pmod board, are those libraries the same?


Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:12:04 +0000

Yes, the download on the PmodWifi product page is the same and contains libraries for Ethernet, CAN, Wifi, and USB. You can download the .zip file from the chipKIT Wifi Shield product page, or the PmodWiFi page, or the Network Shield page. It is at the bottom of the page under "Support Documents", Doc# DSD-0000318.

Best Regards,

Jordan R Digilent


Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:41:12 +0000


Thank you for updating the product web page to include the link to the library! I am looking forward to testing the shield when it arrives!



Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:14:10 +0000

The Digilent chipKIT Network Library download contains the support for all of our MPIDE compatible network products. This includes MAX32 + Network Shield, Uno32/Max32 + WiFi Shield, Cerebot MX7cK, Cerebot MX3cK/MX4cK/MX7cK + PmodNIC/PmodNIC100/PmodWiFi.

The link to this library should be on all of our board product pages that have network capability. If the link happens to be missing from one of the product pages (I don't think this is the case, but it could be), look on one of the other product pages. They all link to the same download.

Gene Apperson Digilent