Adafruit WICED Feather

Anyone know anything about this product?

WICED Feather?

Like what?

The Adafruit product looks like a Photon. Here is the hardware description for the WICED Feather.

STM32F205RG 120MHz ARM Cortex M3 MCU
128KB SRAM and 1024KB flash memory
BCM43362 802.11b/G/N radio

Here is the Photon

Broadcom BCM43362 Wi-Fi chip
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
STM32F205 120Mhz ARM Cortex M3
1MB flash, 128KB RAM

How does the hardware differ?

What about the Adafruit firmware?

The wifi modules used is a BM-09 from USI. That’s the same module used on the Photon. Hardware module wise, they are the same. Dev board wise, they are entirely different.

@whg, for the real difference, you need to look beyond just the hardware. The Particle products provide a Cloud infrastructure and an out-of-the-box cloud connectivity experience like no others. They are also designed to support a hobby-to-production lifecycle with production ready modules like the P0 and P1. Furthermore, once you do get to a product, they provide Enterprise management dashboards, etc.

The Particle cloud has also attracted other key players to their ecosystem including Bluz, Redbear and Digistump.

Hardware is one thing. The ecosystem it fits in is more important IMO. :smiley:


This is really what I am curious about. The claim is that Adafruit supports secure MQTT and HTTPS/TLS.

What is the state of Particle/Photon for official support of secure MQTT and HTTPS/TLS?

I didn’t have a good experience with the HTTPS library on Photon.

@whg, there is no official (Particle) HTTPS library yet. It is on the books to develop and not soon enough IMO! Now that @jvanier has joined @mdma on the Particle Team, things are going to groove!