SparkFun ESP32-C6 Thing Plus an ESP32-C6 Based Dev Board with Qwiic Connector

SparkFun ESP32-C6 Thing Plus an ESP32-C6 Based Dev Board with Qwiic Connector

The SparkFun ESP32-C6 Thing Plus features the ESP32-C6 WROOM-1-N16 module, supporting WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, Zigbee, and Thread for diverse wireless project applications. Equipped with a microSD slot, Qwiic connector, and Feather-compatible footprint, it’s designed for seamless integration in IoT and smart device development.

With the launch of the SparkFun ESP32-C6 Thing Plus, SparkFun has officially unveiled its take on the new ESP32-C6 module. Previously, we have covered similar boards like the Beetle ESP32-C6 Board, and FireBeetle 2 ESP32-C6 feel free to check those out if you are looking for something other than SparkFunmodule.

The SparkFun ESP32-C6 Thing Plus features the Espressif ESP32-C6 WROOM-1-N16 module with a RISC-V processor, ample flash memory, and multiple wireless options including WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3. It offers a microSD slot for expansion and a Qwiic connector for easy integration with SparkFun’s ecosystem.

The board also includes a LiPo charger, fuel gauge, and addressable LED, and is Feather-compatible with 23 GPIO pins. It supports USB-C, SPI, UART, I2C, and more, offering versatile connectivity for wireless projects.

SparkFun ESP32-C6 Thing Plus Dev Board Specifications:

  • ESP32-C6 WROOM-1-N16 Module:
    • 32-bit RISC-V single-core microprocessor
    • 23 multifunctional GPIO pins
    • Peripherals can be mapped to any GPIO pin
    • Up to 7 12-bit ADC channels
    • Up to 2 UART channels (with flow control)
    • USB Serial and one low-power UART channel
    • One I2C channel and one low-power I2C channel
    • LED PWM support
    • One I2S channel
    • 16 MB flash memory
    • 2.4 GHz WiFi 6 and Bluetooth® 5 LE
    • Zigbee & Thread (802.15.4) compatibility
    • PCB antenna and Matter-compatible
  • Power Management:
    • MCP73831 battery charger with a charge rate of [email protected]
    • MAX17048 fuel gauge with I2C address 0x36
  • LEDs:
    • PWR: Red power LED
    • CHG: Yellow battery charging indicator
    • STAT: Blue status LED
    • RGB: WS2812 RGB LED for user feedback
  • Buttons:
    • BOOT button for entering the bootloader mode
    • RESET button for hardware resets
  • Thing Plus Form-Factor:
    • Dimensions: 2.55″ x 0.9″
    • Two mounting holes
    • 28 PTH pins for easy project integration
    • USB-C connector for power and programming
    • 2-pin JST connector for LiPo battery (battery not included)
    • 4-pin Qwiic connector for easy attachment to the Qwiic ecosystem
    • µSD card slot for additional storage

SparkFun provides comprehensive documentation for the ESP32-C6 Thing Plus, including a schematic, Eagle files, board dimensions, and a hookup guide. Additionally, detailed resources such as the datasheet for the ESP32-C6 WROOM-1 module, its technical reference manual, Thing Plus, and Qwiic system information pages, as well as the GitHub hardware repository.

The model is priced at $19.95 and can be found on the SparkFuns products page, more information about the product can also be found on the product page.

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