Monthly Archives: August 2019

ESP32 Gateway board


Introduction: 

ESP32 Gateway board is the second board designed using circuit tree application having following feature set:

  1. ESP32D-WROOM Module used.
  2. Mikro click connectivity on board. More details at https://www.mikroe.com/mikrobus
  3. 12V Power input for connecting DC jack.
  4. 10/100 Base T Ethernet port
  5. USB to UART cable connector for connecting FTDI USB to UART cable.
  6. Onboard regulators of 3.3v/5V along with control logic
  7. Switch and LED’s to provide status.
  8.  4 layer design

The board has been designed autonomously by Circuit Tree application. This design has been added in Example 4 in app-circuit-tree.com and can be customized/modified with any changes desired.

Here are some of the screenshots of the top/bottom SVG renderings.

All_layers_gateway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

esp32 gateway svg Top_Side

 

esp32 gateway svg Bot_layer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabricated Board

 

esp32_gateway2

Assembled Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bring-up test is underway for the board. So far initial tests show no electrical failures. We did miss on the silkscreen but that is why we need to automate more so that errors are minimized.

Design files are uploaded in the Github link.

More details of applications with these boards in upcoming blogs.

Thanks


 

ESP32 rapid development click board

Board objective:

Everybody likes rapid development kit. These boards should be easy to interconnect to a number of boards/shields and offer firmware to jump-start to start testing the idea.

What better to have click modules designed by Mikro-electronica which offers more than 500+ boards to connect any type of peripheral.

esp32 from express-if is another popular board that offers wifi/Bluetooth along with a number of peripherals bus to connect to a variety of devices.

Combining these two functions on the board boosts a number of different ideas that can be implemented with this board.

So introducing our new board named esp32 rapid development click board. The board has been designed using Circuit tree app autonomously except for some placement change and silkscreen updates which were done manually.

Here are some of the key features of the board:

  1. ESP32D-WROOM Module used.
  2. USB/Battery powered board
  3. On-Board UART to USB function for debugging and programming.
  4. Onboard regulators of 3.3v/5V along with control logic
  5. Switch and LED’s to provide status.

Screenshots:

Here are some of the screenshots of the top/bottom SVG renderings.

esp32_click_module_all

 

esp32_click_module_Top_Side

 

 

 

esp32_click_module_back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

esp32 rapid development board-PCB Fabrication -Top side

 

esp32_click_board_assembled

esp32_click_board_assembled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design files are available at Github.

There is much more planned fun along with the board which would be shared in upcoming blogs.

This board is available on sale from our website.

Designing a board gives a lot of satisfaction and fills you with motivation to keep going. The happiness and motivation that we got from the project were boosted much more as it was not only the successful board bring up but it was the Circuit Tree application that was also tested.

I hope you are also able to share our joy.