What is WIZnet VAR (Value Added product)?
VAR is design chain, not only supply chain.
VAR is application-oriented so as to carry out custom projects.
VAR can grow with network effects on the top of maker.wiznet.io community as an external network.
How to be WIZnet VAR
WIZnet would help you to be VAR on many sides.
VAR is Value Added Reseller.
If you want to make your own VAR with W5500 or W7500, then we will give every related datum for you.(Contact : Gunn@wiznet.io or Sales@wiznet.io)
The below is a standard VAR making process with W7500 MCU chip.
If anyone would make own VAR prodcut following below process, then that product will support mbed, so can supporting many mbed examples.
|Stage||Description||Related Picture or Datum|
|Step 1||Conception||Good Idea!||One can make W7500 Open VAR, because W7500 is optimized MCU on IoT era.
One can make Serial to Ethernet or other VAR using W7500.
W7500 is optimized at Ethernet functions and have many merits like unattackable against DDOS.
[WIZwiki-7500 Block diagram]
|Parts & Costs||If you decide what to make, then you should think about parts required and total cost.|
|Step 2||Hardware |
|If you make mbed-supporting VAR, then your schematic should follow the inteface between W7500 and NXP11U35 chip like WIZwiki Platform.
Then HDK(Hardware Development Kit) is completed.
WIZwiki Platform was designed with Altium tool.
[WIZwiki-W7500 Schematic] (Altium Designer)
|Step 3||ArtWork||ArtWork||After Schematic, you should do ArtWork.
[WIZwiki-W7500 ArtWork] (Altium Designer)
|Gerber File||After ArtWork, you can generate Gerber File using tool.(Altium or others)||If you need WIZwiki Platform Gerber files, then please contact at Wiznetian@wiznet.co.kr.|
|Step 4||Implement||Soldering||With Gerber File, you can make PCB board.
I think you can be soldered.
|If soldering the PCB and some problems, then you should debug the Hardware.|
|Complete||After every problems settled, then Hardware works are finished.|
|Pin MAP||You should make Pin MAP.
The right picture is WIZwiki Platform PinMAP
|Step 5||Software |
|Firmware work is also easy.
Every code is ready already.
You just copy the WIZwiki SDK and modify the pinname.h file only.
|Step 6||Pull Request||Asking ARM Permit||To support ARM mbed askings, you should do pull request work.
- first of all, singletest.py run
Please click the below URL.
|Step 7||Test||test code||- bin file.
- test method.
For WIZwiki platform, you can reference the below URL.
|Problem Shooting||If you found some problems, then settle those down.|
|Step 8||Manual work||Datasheet||Make the datasheet document using datum collected meantime like Schematic, Pin MAP.
|Step 9||Production||3rd Party Production||When producing first 100 or 200 products, you can use 3rd party professional company.|
|e-Sale||You should find the profession distribution or e-sale to sell your new VAR products.
WIZnet have Gloval e-Sale, so we can help you.
|[WIZnet USA E-Sale shop]
[WIZnet Europe E-Sale shop]
[WIZnet Korea E-Sale shop]
|Joint Marketing||If your VAR is good, then we can do the joint marketing for your VAR product.||If you make the W7500 VAR and want to do joint marketing, then please contact at Wiznetian@wiznet.co.kr.|