In this article, I would like to introduce VAR products using the WIZnet W5200.

W5200 is an Ethernet controller chip with Hardwired TCP/IP. W5200 makes it easy to connect the Internet to the embedded system using SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface).

w5200

W5200 chip is able to provide users with stable Internet connection because it has built-in TCP/IP, 10/100 Ethernet, and MAC&PHY.

.
TCP/IP embedded in the hardware supports TCP, UDP, IPv4, ICMP, ARP, IGMP, and PPoE. W5200 supports internal buffer of 32Kbytes to send and receive network packets. You can also easily implement Ethernet functions using a simple socket program instead of operating a complex Ethernet controller.

Like W5100 or W5500, there are various VAR Products using W5200. The following products are part of VAR Products with W5200.

 

1. W5200 Ethernet Module(Gadgeteer Compatible) from DFRobot

BoosterPack

The first VAR Product I would like to introduce is W5200 Ethernet Module (Gadgeteer Compatible) from DFRobot. It is .NET Gadgeteer compatible, which uses the .NET Micro Framework to make writing code for your device as easy as writing a desktop, Web or Windows Phone application. You can easily let your Gadgeteer online through this module and then your Gadgeteer main board can easily control wherever Internet is available. There are massive applications of it ranging from industry to avionics to telecommunication to multimedia.

link provided.

2. TWIZ5200: W5200 Ethernet PICtail Plus Board

BoosterPack

It provides 10/100 Mbps, half/full duplex Ethernet connectivity by onboard WIZnet W5200 Ethernet controller, which has a hardwired TCP/IP processing engine. It works with Explorer 16, PIC32 I/O Expansion Board, PICDEM.net 2, PIC18 Explorer and others.

The seocnd VAR Product I would like to introduce is TWIZ5200: W5200 Ethernet PICtail Plus Board. It provides 10/100 Mbps, half/full duplex Ethernet connectivity by onboarding WIZnet W5200 Ethernet controller, which has a hardwired TCP/IP processing engine. It works with Explorer 16, PIC32 I/O Expansion Board, PICDEM.net 2, PIC18 Explorer and others.

It includes fast SPI interface, 2K EEPROM with EUI-48™ Node Identity (MAC address) and RJ-45 connector. Also provides Auto-negotiation, Auto-MDI/MDIX, Power-Down Mode and Wake-on-LAN functionalities.

The W5200 Ethernet PICtail board supports both Microchips’ software TCP/IP Stack and WIZnet’s hardwired TCP/IP Stack on PIC18, PIC24, dsPIC and PIC32 platforms. The hardwired stack allows simple Internet connectivity for PICs with limited memory size such as PIC16 MCUs.

link provided.

3. Ethernet Master Extension

Ethernet Master Extension
TinkerFoger made the Ethernet Master Extension Modules with WIZnet W5200 Ethernet control chip. With this Ethernet Extension you can control Bricks and Bricklets and integrate them into a LAN. 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet is supported and the module is 1000BaseTX compatible. The Extension is available in two variant, with and without PoE. You need a Master Brick with firmware version 2.1.0 or newer to use this extension.
For more information, refer to the link provided.

The third VAR Product I would like to introduce is Ethernet Master Extension. TinkerFoger made the Ethernet Master Extension Modules with WIZnet W5200 Ethernet control chip. With this Ethernet Extension you can control Bricks and Bricklets and integrate them into a LAN. 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet is supported and the module is 1000BaseTX compatible. The Extension is available in two variants, with and without PoE. You need a Master Brick with firmware version 2.1.0 or newer to use this extension.

For more information, refer to the link provided.

link provided.

4. AVR ATxmega – Development Board (Model: AL-XAVRB_EXT)

Ethernet Master Extension

The last VAR Product I would like to introduce is AL_XAVRB_EXT from AVR ATxmega. This product uses TCP/IP Hardwired chip W5200 and supports 8Mbytes(64M-bit) External SDRAM. Therefore, you will easily be able to create IP-camera, Web-service, SSL communications security applications that require a large memory size.

link provided.

Finishing the article – there are many other VAR Products besides the ones mentioned here. We hope this article helps you find the VAR Products that meet your needs.

Curator: Becky & Matthew from WIZnet
Email: becky@wiznet.co.kr, matthew@wiznet.io