Particle Photon (Wi-Fi)

Bring the power of the internet to your products and projects

With Particle's Photon series of hardware development kits, connectivity modules, and accessories, you can quickly and easily build Wi-Fi connected products. The Photon architecture sits at the heart of a huge range of IoT products, from smart home products to commercial sensor networks.

Small and powerful Wi-Fi connected microcontroller

Based on Cypress's WICED architecture, the Particle Photon Series combines a powerful STM32 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller and a Cypress Wi-Fi chip. This keeps the footprint small but the function broad.

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Scale your hardware format as your business does

Particle offers four photon formats for a range of uses. The Photon is the signature Wi-Fi development kit, perfect for projects and prototypes. Photons in Trays are a great choice for small and quick production runs or pilots. P0 and P1 modules come in manufacturing-ready reels and will take your product to full market scale.

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Simple set up and use

Get started within minutes using Tinker, our mobile app, and our easy Set Up portal. Then explore ready to go projects & extensive code libraries that are designed to walk you through the IOT learning curve. Troubleshoot, ask the experts and look for inspiration in our friendly online community.

Comprehensive suite of development tools

Start building your software immediately. Particle development can happen where you're comfortable, from the convenience of your web browser to an advanced set of local development tools built on GitHub's Atom. Set up your devices, create libraries and easily debug your fleet of devices.

Full toolkit of cloud device management tools

The Particle Cloud is a breakthrough suite of tools for IoT prototyping and productizing. Focus on your product, not on solving Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Write and manage Firmware on our set of several development environment options. Build and troubleshoot with our mobile apps. Manage billing and firmware on your fleet of devices with our Console.

Technical Specs

Wi-Fi specs

  • Cypress BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip
  • Single band 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Supports wireless data rates of up to 65Mbit/s
  • Ultra low power sleep, stand-by and stop modes
  • Supports Open, WEP, WAPI, WPA and WPA2-PSK WiFi security modes
  • Soft AP setup

Microcontroller specs

  • STM32F205 120Mhz ARM Cortex M3
  • 1MB Flash
  • 128KB RAM
  • 18 mixed-signal GPIO and advanced peripherals

Other specs

  • CC/CE/IC/Telec certified
  • Open source hardware

The Photon Series

PHOTON

  • Fits in a standard breadboard (with headers)
  • Surface mountable for machine assembly (without headers)
  • Pre-certified with CC/CE/IC
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Photon in Trays

  • Fits in a standard breadboard (with headers)
  • Surface mountable for machine assembly (without headers)
  • Pre-certified with CC/CE/IC
  • Manufacturing ready packaging
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P0 Module

  • Preprogrammed with Particle firmware
  • Small footprint
  • Ships in manufacturing ready reels
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P1 Module

  • P0 with a built in antenna and UFL connector
  • Preprogrammed with Particle firmware
  • Small footprint
  • Ships in manufacturing-ready reels
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