Wi-Fi Hardware

The Photon family allows you to build IoT products that connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi

Small and powerful Wi-Fi connected microcontroller

Based on Cypress’s WICED architecture, the Particle Photon family combines a powerful STM32 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller with Cypress’ industry-tested BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip. Join the thousands of companies building Wi-Fi connected IoT products with the Photon family today.

Hardware That Scales From Prototype to Production

Photon family hardware is available in multiple form factors and ensures a smooth transition from prototype to production. The Photon is a development kit optimized for prototyping while our surface mountable P-Series modules are manufacturing ready and optimized for reliability at scale.

The Photon Family

  • Photon development kit

    • Ships with Particle Device OS and Device Cloud support
    • Breadboard-friendly with RGB status LED for rapid prototyping
    • Available with and without 0.1” headers

    See the full datasheet

  • P0 module

    • Ships with Particle Device OS and Device Cloud support
    • Smallest STM mass production form factor
    • Ships in manufacturing ready reels

    See the full datasheet

  • P1 module

    • Ships with Particle Device OS and Device Cloud support
    • Includes built in PCB antenna and external antenna connector
    • Ships in manufacturing ready reels

    See the full datasheet

Simple Setup and Development

All Photon family products can be setup in minutes using Particle’s mobile app or browser-based setup tools. Guided tutorials, example projects, and community-contributed firmware libraries make it easy to build your IoT application at any skill level. Easily troubleshoot bugs and issues with the help of free email support, professional development services, and our friendly online community of customers.

Developer tools designed for IoT

Particle provides everything you need to deploy an IoT product

  • Device Console

  • IDEs

  • CLI

  • SDK


  • Libraries

  • RESTful API

Device Cloud provides a toolkit to Manage Your Fleet

Take advantage of a complete set of software tools to manage your IoT deployment. Roll out fleet-wide firmware updates, manage data usage, diagnose connectivity issues, and live-stream data generated by your fleet all using the Device Cloud.

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 and device configuration

Microcontroller specs

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

Other specs

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Device Cloud

A powerful set of tools designed to build, connect, and manage your IoT fleet.


You Get
Device OS features
Device Cloud features
Standard support
FREE Device Cloud accessfor first 100 devices
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