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OVERVIEW:

GainSpan is a leading fabless semiconductor company focused on connecting things wirelessly to smartphones , PDA's and to the Internet. GainSpan's low power embedded Wi-Fi allows devices to leverage the large base of smartphones and Wi-Fi access points and gain Internet connectivity. Gainspan is focused on five key market segments: healthcare and fitness, smart energy, industrial control, commercial / building automation, and consumer home.

GainSpan BENEFITS:
  • Low power and quick wake up time for battery operated devices
  • Feature rich embedded networking stack
    (including HTTP(S) , DHCP/ DNS server/ client)
  • Pin compatible / software compatible modules for future proof designs
  • Various options to support lower power consumption or longer range
  • Multiple options of provisioning for ease of connectivity
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GainSpan Modules


GS1500M Module

GS1500

   GS1500M
• +14 dBm RF Out
• PCB Trace or
  External Antenna
  (uFL)
• Soldered down
Benefits:
  • Brings leading edge Wi-Fi and web connectivity to any platform with a microcontroller and serial HOST interface (UART or SPI)
  • Self-contained solution minimizes host processor loading
  • Reduces development time while accelerating time to market
  • Pin and software compatible with GS1011M
  • Operates with standard 802.11b/g/n access points at speeds of up to 72.2 Mbps Infrastructure/Limited-AP modes
  • Easy device provisioning using Limited-AP or Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS)
  • Low power consumption through dynamic power management modes - Standby, Sleep and Deep Sleep
GS1500 Block Diagram

GS1011 SOC and GS1011M Modules

GS1011 Module
GS1011
Options:
   GS1011SOC
• System on Chip
• Soldered down


   GS1011MIP
• +8 dBm RF Out
• PCB Trace
  Antenna
• Soldered down
   GS1011MIE
• +8 dBm RF Out
• External Antenna
  (u.FL)
• Soldered down
   GS1011MEP
• +18 dBm RF Out
• PCB Trace
  Antenna
• Soldered down
   GS1011MEE
• +18 dBm RF Out
• External Antenna
  (u.FL)
• Soldered down
   GS1011MIC
• +8 dBm RF Out
• PCB Trace
  Antenna
• Connectorized
GS1011 SOC Benefits:
  • 802.11i/WPA2 Authentication, AES Hardware encryption - Enterprise level security &reliability for sensor networks
  • Power Management - Optimized for battery powered application with very low power consumption for multiple years of battery life
  • Location Awareness - Enables users to trace and monitor assets
  • Multiple I/O: SPI, UART, PWM, I2C, ADC, GPIO - Provides flexibility in system design for easier integration
  • Firmware, Device drivers, Reference Application SW, APIs, and SDK - Reduces customer development time for application software enabling faster time to market
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GainSpan Evaluation Kits


Evaluation Kits

GS-EVK
Eval Kit
Options:
GS1011MIP-EVK2-S2W-WEB
• Serial to Wi-Fi
• Based on the
  GS1011MIP
  module
GS1011MEP-EVK2-S2W-WEB
• Serial to Wi-Fi
• Based on the
  GS1011MEP
  module
GS1011MEE-EVK2-S2W-WEB
• Serial to Wi-Fi
• Based on the
  GS1011MEE
  module
GS1011MIC-EVK2C-S2W-WEB
• Serial to Wi-Fi
• Based on the
  GS1011MIC
  module
GS1500M-EVK2-S2W-WEB
• Serial to Wi-Fi
• Based on the
  GS1500M
  module
Eval Kits
Include:
ITEM DESCRIPTION
GS1011M/GS1500M Eval Board Evaluation board based on low power GS1011M/GS1500M module
USB Memory Stick Installation software for firmware, Documentation, Tools and Utilities
Batteries Two 1.5V Lithium AA Batteries
Wi-Fi Access Point Off the Shelf Wi-Fi Access Point for out of box functionality
Cable 6-pin serial UART to USB cable to connect to host PC
Software Tools TeraTerm --- Open Source Serial Terminal Emulator
Wireshark --- Open Source, Network Protocol Analyzer
GS Flash Program --- GainSpan tool for Firmware Upgrade
GSDemo GainSpan tool to demonstrate TLS application (Not included in the GS1500M Kit)
Documentation Quick Start Guide, Programmers Guide, Schematics
Benefits:
  • Easy in-field provisioning with WPS or embedded configuration web pages
  • Easy integration of Wi-Fi connectivity to devices with existing microcontroller serial interface
  • Minimal Serial to Wi-Fi "driver" footprint on host microcontroller and minor changes to existing host MCU firmware
  • Offloading of smaller host microcontrollers from the Wi-Fi and TCP/ IP networking
  • Simple AT commands for configuration and data communication
  • Support for over the air firmware updates on GS1011
About GainSpanRead More About GainSpan

About GainSpan

Start with low power chip technology, then build on it, with innovative architecture that takes care of the Wi-Fi connectivity and offloads your application processor, and what do you get? A line of products that offer simplicity, ultra low power, and fast design turnarounds - at the lowest possible cost - GainSpan Embedded Wi-Fi.

GainSpan keeps you unplugged but well connected, whatever your requirements. their Wi-Fi family for embedded systems designers includes the GS1011 chip and module products, full suite of software, and complete solutions and development kits.

At the heart of their family is the GS1011 highly integrated, low power SoC (system-on-chip), built from the ground up. A single chip 802.11b radio supporting full rate connectivity for b/g/n networks, the GS1011 is optimized for low duty cycle, low power applications.

GainSpan's GS1011M Wi-Fi module product family eliminates the cost and complexity typically associated with adding Wi-Fi, while delivering unprecedented low power. Partner modules incorporating their GS1011 SoC are also available to accommodate a variety of needs.

And their software suite includes both Embedded software and Serial-to-Wi-Fi software, which allows a device microcontroller to access a Wi-Fi network via a serial connection to the GS1011.

Development and evaluation kits, tools and software - take your pick. Everything you need to easily evaluate, develop and deploy with GainSpan is at your disposal. Adding wireless connectivity has never been easier.

Semiconductors

GS1011 highly integrated, ultra low power SoC (system-on-chip).

Modules

GS1011M and GS1500M fully certified Wi-Fi modules that save time and money in the design process.

Software

Embedded software and Serial-to-Wi-Fi software for limited resource microcontroller applications.

Evaluation and Development Kits

Easy to use kits to help customers' evaluate/prototype with GainSpan technology.

Eval Kit Contest Has EndedOur Contest Is Over

Our Eval Kit Give-A-Way Winner:


A Design Engineer from:
Alertus (A company located in Maryland)


To all of those who entered, we thank you for your interest. We hope you check back with us for future promotions and contests.


GS1011MIP-EVk2-S2W-WEB

GS1011MIP-EVK2-S2W-WEB Kit Includes:
  • GS1011M Evaluation Board
  • USB Flash Drive
  • AA Batteries (2)
  • Wi-Fi Access Point
  • USB to TTL Serial Cable
  • Software Tools
  • Documentation
 
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