The Adafruit’s ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout Arduino Compatible

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In this article, we explore the features and functions of the Adafruit’s ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout board. The WiFi breakout board is designed for quick and easy use, and the work becomes even simpler when you take a look at the tutorial that has been developed to show you how to connect the ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout board with Arduino.

The ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout board is an all-in-one platform to connect your Arduino UNO or Zero to the Internet with a WiFi module from Atmel. The WiFi module from Atmel is 802.11bgn-capable, have SSL support and rock solid performance. In addition, the breakout board has USB support and a built-in battery charger.

We know that many of you already use the CC3000 WiFi module from Texas Instruments to connect the Arduino board to the Internet. If you use it and doesn’t work as you might expect, the ATWINC1500 WiFi board could completely replaced the CC3000 module.

Key Specifications
  • On Security: the module supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 encryption;
  • On Communication: the WiFi breakout module uses the SPI interface to communicate with the Arduino, so what you need are about six wires, and you’ll have a ready to go WiFi connection. More than that, you can use the board with 3V or 5V logic, since the breakout comes with level shifting on all the input pins;


This tutorial shows you step-by-step how to connect the Adafruit’s ATWINC1500 WiFi breakout board to the Arduino and connect to a WiFi network.

Adafruit ATWINC1500 WiFi Breakout | Adafruit

Last But Not Least

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(Image credits: Adafruit)

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