New chip ESP8285

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New chip ESP8285

Post by deshipu » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:47 pm

Espressif just announced a new chip: https://espressif.com/en/media_overview ... le-devices

From what it sounds, it's just ESP8266 with everything needed integrated on a single chip -- no more separate flash. It will have 1M of flash, so Micropython should run on it without modifications, I guess?


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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by deshipu » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:35 am

Ouch, I didn't look at the dates, I assumed it was "just" because I haven't heard about it before. Sorry!

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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by patvdleer » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:01 am

I too completely missed the news on the new ESP8285 but looking at the articles about it, wouldn't the ESP32 be a better successor?
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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by deshipu » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:13 am

patvdleer wrote:I too completely missed the news on the new ESP8285 but looking at the articles about it, wouldn't the ESP32 be a better successor?
Depends for what. It's certainly good to have more choices.

This one seems to be targeted at miniaturized things, where the esp8266 modules are too big with their additional flash chip. It has a chance of being as affordable as the esp8266, and will probably run the same software.

The esp32 will be a much more expensive chip, with much more capabilities.

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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by patvdleer » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:16 am

deshipu wrote:The esp32 will be a much more expensive chip
Somehow I'm pretty sure I'll end up buying it anyway regardless of the amount of other controllers I already have laying around
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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by platforma » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:18 pm

Thanks for the tip on hackaday deshipu! Just saw the article and expected this thread on the forum, exciting stuff :)

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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by deshipu » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:48 pm

I wonder if the fact that it's going to have the spi flash in dual mode means that we will have extra two gpios to use.

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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by shaoziyang » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:55 am

It is very small.

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Re: New chip ESP8285

Post by marcelstoer » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:26 pm

I can confirm that NodeMCU runs out-of-the-box on this SoC: http://frightanic.com/iot/nodemcu-esp82 ... ect-match/ This probably means that MicroPython for the ESP8266 will also work just fine on the ESP8285.

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