Arduino WiFi Shield 101 is the new IoT enabler shield based on the ATWINC1500 module developed with ATMEL, that connects your Arduino ZERO to the internet wirelessly. Connecting it to a WiFi network is simple, no further configuration in addition to the SSID and the password are required. The WiFi Shield 101 comes with an easy-to-use library that allow to connect you Arduino ZERO board to internet with few instructions.
The WiFi Shield 101 also features a complete asymmetric (public/private) hardware key cryptographic signature solution that is an ultra secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption, specifically designed for the IoT market. As always with Arduino, every element of the platform – hardware, software and documentation – are freely available and open-source. This means you can learn exactly how it's made and use its design as the starting point for your own projects.
- Requires an Arduino board (*) (not included)
- Operating voltage 5V (supplied from the Arduino Board)
- Connection via: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n for up to 72 Mbps networks
- Encryption types: WEP and WPA2 personal
- TLS 1.1 (SHA256)
- Connection with Arduino on SPI port
- Onboard CryptoAuthentication by ATMEL
(*) Note on usage with ARDUINO UNO board:
The Wifi Shield 101 carries a library that is very complex and occupies more than 60% of the available memory, leaving small room for sketches. Please keep in mind even if that basic usage is supported, for complex projects we strongly reccomend to use the Wifi 101 Shield with an Arduino Zero , Arduino 101 or Arduino MEGA 2560.
Find here more informations (including the tech specs) about the Arduino WiFi Shield 101.