Reference Design: Mini-Z® WLAN 28-Pin Module (Z16F28WF100MODG)

The Mini-Z® WLAN 28-Pin Module Reference Design is a stand-alone 802.11 b/g TCP/IP Wireless Networking module that is produced in a 28-pin Dual Inline Pin package. The Mini-Z WLAN 28-Pin Module integrates Zilog's powerful ZNEO microcontroller with a Roving Networks 2.4 GHz RN-171 802.11 b/g WiFly LAN Module.

Designed for the hobbyist, student and engineer to quickly develop prototypes, proof of concept and demonstrations as well as provide the functionality required for hands-on learning, the Module is designed to be pin-compatible with other vendors' basic stamp modules. This flexibility allows you to utilize different vendor’s base boards that you may already have in your arsenal.

Mini-Z WLAN 28-Pin Module Features

  • Powerful 16-bit CISC microcontroller
  • 128 KB of Flash program space with 16-bit access and in-circuit programming
  • 4 KB internal RAM with 16 bit access
  • 24-bit address space
  • 24-bit stack with overflow protection
  • Direct register-to-register architecture, allows each memory address to function as an accumulator. This improves execution time and decreases the required program memory
  • 5.5 V to 15 V input with internal 5 V and 3.3 V regulation
  • 4-channel, 10-bit ADC
  • Analog Comparator
  • Internal Precision Oscillator
  • I2C Master/Slave Controller
  • Enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (ESPI)
  • Three standard 16-bit timers with capture, compare and PWM capability
  • 12-bit PWM module with three complementary pairs, or six independent PWM outputs, with deadband generation and fault trip input
  • 24 interrupts with programmable priority
  • Watchdog Timer with Internal RC Oscillator
  • On-Chip Debugger
  • Voltage Brown-Out protection (VBO)
  • Power-On Reset (POR)
  • Low Power modes

Networking Support

  • Secure wireless authentication
    • WEP-128
    • WPA2-PSK (AES)
  • Built in networking applications:
    • DHCP – UDP
    • DNS – ARP
    • ICMP – TCP
    • HTML client
  • 802.11 power save and roaming functions including intelligent built-in power management with programmable wake-up
  • Software-controlled transmit power (0 dBm to 12 dBm) for ultra-low power applications

This Module ships preprogrammed with a boot loader and a control shell and is fully compatible with the ZDS II for ZNEO tools suite, which is available as a free download in the Zilog Store.

Get started developing your Mini-Z WLAN application today! Purchase this Mini-Z WLAN 28-Pin Module (Product ID #RD10003) from the Zilog Store.

The Mini-Z® WLAN 28-Pin Module Reference Design

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