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ESP32-C5: New Chip with Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6

In this article, we will discuss a new product from Espressif Systems. It’s worth mentioning that WizzDev is a third-party platform partner of a Shanghai-based Chinese company.

There have been rumors for several months that Espressif Systems, which provides a variety of secure Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) solutions to millions of users, is finally preparing a new ESP32-C5 chip that should support dual-band Wi-Fi 6. At the end of last June, this became official, and the company introduced the new chip on its website.

The ESP32-C5 is the first RISC-V SoC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer-Five System on Chip) for Internet of Things (IoT) applications to support 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5 LE. The brain of the system is a 32-bit processor clocked at 240 MHz, supported by 400KB of SRAM and 384KB of ROM, and two dozen programmable GPIOs.

The ESP32-C5 specifications are as follows:

 

 

This chip provides a more stable, low-latency wireless connection with less interference for applications thanks to supporting the 5GHz band. According to the criticality of the devices, it gives users the option to assign various IoT devices to various networks. Some extra capabilities in the 802.11ax standard (Wi-Fi 6) implemented in the ESP32-C5 offer significant advantages for IoT devices. For instance, this capability helps the use of the ESP32-C5 in battery-powered devices that can work for years while maintaining a constant connection. Millions of devices on the market today are powered by Espressif System’s open source ESP-IDF, which includes compatibility with the ESP32-C5. This guarantees the availability of a solid SDK (Software Development Kit) and tools, as well as a simple way for developers to migrate their applications.

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