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W600 Module

The W600 Module is a cost-effective 2.4GHz WiFi module support 802.11b/g/n. Seeed W600 Module is based on the W600 chip which features ARM Cortex-M3 with 1MB on-chip flash and freeRTOS kernel.

We take the pins of the W600 chip out and put them on the back of the board, including I2S/I2C/SPI/GPIO/PWM/UART/SDIO. In addition, this module has an on-board PCB Antenna, no need to design the antenna separately, so you can quickly deploy the module to your own board. We also have made CE/FCC certification for this module and you can use it directly for business projects.

Features

• Integrated 32bit Embedded Cortex-M3 CPU, operating frequency 80MHz

• Integrated 288KB RAM

• Integrated 1MB FLASH

Interface

• Integrated GPIO device controller

• Integrated 2 UART interface, support RTS/CTS, baud rate: 1200bps~2Mbps

• Integrated one high speed SPI controller, operating frequency: 0~50MHz;

Wireless

• Support IEEE802.11 b/g/e/i/d/k/r/s/w/n

• Support 2.4~2.4835 GHz

• Support Wi-Fi WMM/WMM-PS/WPA/WPA2/WPS

• Support Wi-Fi Direct

• STBC、GreenField、Short-GI

• Support multiple network protocols: TCP/UDP/ICMP/DHCP/DNS/HTTP

Others

• Supports AT+ instruction protocol based on ASCII encoding (UART interface)

• Support for user‐programmable GPIO control

• On-board Antenna

Specification

Category Item Parameter
Wireless Support Wi‐Fi Mode IEEE802.11b/g/n
RF system impedance 50Ω
Frequency Range 2.4~2.4835 GHz
Receiving sensitivity 20MHz MCS7@‐71dBm;
40MHz MCS7@‐68dBm;
54Mbps@‐73dBm;
11Mbps@‐86dBm;
1Mbps@‐95dBm;
Physical layer data rate 802.11n MCS 0~7 150Mbps
Modulation DSSS、OFDM、DBPSK、DQPSK、CCK、QAM16/64
Output Power IEEE802.11b, DSSS 1Mbps, POUT = +17dBm;
IEEE802.11g, OFDM 54Mbps, POUT = +10dBm;
IEEE802.11n, OFDM MCS7, POUT = +10dBm
Hardware Interface Type UART/SPI/GPIO
Interface rate 2Mbps@UART (Max)
50Mbps@SPI (Max)
Operating Voltage 3.3V(Module)/5V(Development Board)
Operating humidity 5%~90% (No condensation)
storage temperature ‐40~+125 ℃
Operating temperature ‐40~+85℃
Software Network Type STA/AP/AP+STA/Wi‐Fi Direct
Verification WEP/WPA‐PSK/WPA2‐PSK
Encryption WEP64/WEP128/TKIP/CCMP(AES)
WPS Function WPS
Energy saving PS‐POLL/Standby
Network protocol TCP/UDP/ARP/ICMP/DHCP/DNS/HTTP
Interface Protocol AT+ instruction set

Note

For more detail about specifications, please check the W600 Specification V1.0.0_EN.pdf and W600 HardwareDesignGuide_v1.0.1.pdf

Typical Applications

  • intelligent home appliances
  • smart home
  • wireless audio and video
  • smart toys
  • medical monitoring
  • industrial control
  • other Internet of Things applications

Hardware Overview

Block Diagram

Pinout

Getting Started

To use the W600 Module, you need to use USB-to-Serial Tools to connect the RX/TX pins to your computer, also you need to power this module with the 3.3v and GND pins.

Note

For mac, we found that some version of mac system can not recognize the on-board USB-to-Serial chip CH330N, please check here for solution Mac os driver issue

We use the serial port tool sscom to send the AT command. You can use your favorite serial port tool, in case you want to use sscom, you can download it Here.

What ever, please make sure you have checked the option AddCrLf, and set the baud rate to 115200

Tap AT+ then click SEND or press Enter key to to check if the connection was successfully established.

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AT+

When it returns +OK, you can use the AT command to control this module.

Create a SoftAP process

  • 1- WPRT sets the wireless network card working mode to SoftAP:
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AT+WPRT=2
  • 2- APSSID Set the AP SSID for the STA, e.g.MyAP:
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AT+APSSID=MyAp
  • 3- APENCRY Set the wireless network card security mode to WEP64:
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AT+APENCRY=1

Parameter:

open:0,WEP64:1,WEP128:2

  • 4- APKEY Set the wireless network card key to 12345
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AT+APKEY=1,1,12345

Parameter 1:Key format, 0 means HEX, 1 means ASCII

Parameter 2:index: Key index number, 1 to 4 are used for WEP encryption keys, and other encryption methods are fixed to 0.

Parameter 3:wireless key, e.g.:12345

  • 5- APNIP Set the ip address and subnet mask
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AT+APNIP=1,192.168.1.1,255.255.255.0,192.168.1.1,192.168.1.1

Parameter 1:address type: 0 means dynamic allocation using DHCP, 1 means static address
parameter 2:ip:192.168.1.1
parameter 3:netmask:255.255.255.0
parameter 4:gateway:192.168.1.1
parameter 5:dns:192.168.1.1

  • 6- PMTF saves the above parameters to spi flash, just start from step 7 with the next boot.
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AT+PMTF
  • 7- WJOIN Create wireless network MyAp
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AT+WJOIN
  • 8- SLIST Query the STA information which connected to your SoftAP.
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AT+SLIST

Scan AP Process

Wireless network card scanning AP's AT command is :

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AT+WSCAN

The last paremeter is the signal strength, unit db

STA joins the AP process

  • 1- WPRT Set the working mode to STA
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AT+WPRT=0
  • 2- SSID Set the AP name to join. e.g. TEST_AP
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AT+SSID=TEST_AP
  • 3- KEY Set the wireless key of the AP you want to join. e.g. 12345678
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AT+KEY=1,0,12345678

parameter 1:0 means HEX, 1 means ASCII

parameter 2:index: The key index number, 1 to 4 is used for the WEP encryption key. The other encryption methods are fixed to 0.

parameter 3: Wireless key e.g.:12345678

  • 4- NIP Enable DHCP
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AT+NIP=0
  • 5- PMTF Save the above parameters to spi flash, Just start from step 6 with the next boot
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AT+PMTF
  • 6- WJOIN Join the wireless network TEST_AP
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AT+WJOIN

Create an APSTA process

  • 1- WPRT Set the working mode to APSTA
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AT+WPRT=3
  • 2- SSID Set the AP name to be joined, such as TEST_AP
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AT+SSID=TEST_AP
  • 3- KEY Set the wireless key of the AP you want to join. e.g. 12345678
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AT+KEY=1,0,12345678

parameter 1:0 means HEX, 1 means ASCII

parameter 2:index: The key index number, 1 to 4 is used for the WEP encryption key. The other encryption methods are fixed to 0.

parameter 3: Wireless key e.g.:12345678

  • 4- APSSID Set the network name of the created SOFTAP
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AT+APSSID=MYSoftAP
  • 5- APENCRY Set the encryption type of SoftAP (such as WPA2-TKIP)
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AT+APENCRY=5
  • 6- APKEY Set the password for SoftAP (e.g. ASCII code 87654321)
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AT+APKEY=1,0,87654321
  • 7- APNIP Set the IP address and subnet mask
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AT+APNIP=1,192.168.1.1,255.255.255.0,192.168.1.1,192.168.1.1
  • 8- PMTF Save the above parameters to spi flash, just start from step 9
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AT+PMTF
  • 9- WJOIN Join the wireless network TEST_AP
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AT+WJOIN

Note

For more detail about AT command, please check the WM_W60X_SDK_AT Command_V1.0.2.pdf

Firmware Programming

For the firmware programming please check here:

WM_W60X_SDK_User Manual_V1.0.0.pdf and WM_W60X_Firmware Generation Guide_V1.1.pdf

FAQ

Q1.How the STA disconnects the AP

A: The wireless network card disconnects the AP's AT command:

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AT+WLEAV

Q2.SoftAP disconnected

A: The AT command of SoftAP disconnected network is:

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AT+WLEAV=2

Q3.How STA view current status

A: The AT command for the wireless network card to view the status of the current network card is:

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AT+LKSTT

Q4. How to View current SoftAP status

A: The AT command to view the current SoftAP status is:

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AT+APLKSTT

Resouce

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