Open Source ESP32-Based PoE+ Board with a mikroBUS Socket and Two Handy Add-on Shields

Published  July 18, 2022   0
L Lakshita
Open Source ESP32-Based PoE+ Board

Espoir from Connaxio is a fully compliant Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+ 802.3af/at) ESP32-based devboard that provides up to 15 Watts of power to your application at 5 V and 3.3 V. Four full copper layers give the board enhanced electromagnetic compatibility and thermal dissipation. Its PI-filtered power input and outputs give an excellent analog performance. Moreover, its modern USB-C connector helps get rid of old standards.

Espoir owns high connectivity with 16 IOs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C, and 100 Base-T Ethernet. Its form factor and mikroBUS header can easily accommodate over a thousand existing add-on boards. Originated from a market-gardening automation project, it is designed with outdoor use in mind, handling servo motors, relays, valves, and all kinds of sensors.

Features & Specifications

  • Single OR dual core 240 MHz

  • 4 MB Flash @ 80 MHz

  • 520 KB SRAM

  • Input: 37 V - 57 V PoE through the Ethernet connector. 2,250 V isolation

  • Input: 5 V through the USB-C connector (4.6 V available through a protection diode)

  • 100Base-T Ethernet (80+ mbps UDP throughput)

  • Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n with integrated antenna

  • Bluetooth 4.2 BLE

  • USB 2.0 via USB-C connector

  • Full mikroBUS™ socket with two grounds, 5 V, 3.3 V and 12 IOs

  • Weight: 31 g

  • Size: 50.8 x 61.0 mm (2.0 x 2.4 in)

It can be used to make ordinary devices smart and complete home automation. Turn it into a Wi-Fi access point to expand your network, it can be used for smart lighting, access control and motion detection, assembly line tracking, item scanning and even audio applications.