Particle Photon (Wi-Fi)

Automate your products with the power of the internet

With an immense amount of possibility, The Photon can be used to create commercial sensor networks and smart home projects alike. Quickly and easily build WIFI connected devices with intuitive development tools.

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 along with your business

There are four photon formats ensured to fit your business needs. The Photon is perfect for projects and prototypes, while trays are great for rapid production runs of pilots. P0 and P1 modules are manufacturing ready, taking your product to full market scale.

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Simple set up and use

Our mobile app Tinker enables easy setup within minutes. Explore fully developed projects with corresponding code libraries to walk through any IoT learning curve. Easily troubleshoot, ask an expert and look for inspiration within our friendly online community.

Comprehensive suite of development tools

With just a web browser and local development tools, creating software is incredibly straightforward. Build on Github's Atom, you can setup devices, create libraries and manage your fleet of devices.

Full toolkit of cloud device management tools

The Particle Cloud allows you to focus on your product, not on solving connectivity issues. Build your prototypes, write and manage firmware and troubleshoot on our mobile app. Utilize our console to manage that firmware and billing on all of your IoT devices.

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

  • FCC/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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