WE FeatherWings

Würth Elektronik eiSos presents, a range of FeatherWing development boards that are open source and fully compatible with the Feather form factor. Through these development boards WE brings a range of wireless connectivity modules, sensors and power modules to the Feather ecosystem.

Feather vs. FeatherWing

Adafruit Feather is a complete line of development boards from Adafruit and other developers that are both standalone and stackable. They're able to be powered by LiPo batteries for on-the-go use or by their micro-USB plugs for stationary projects.

Feathers are flexible, portable, and as light as their namesake.

FeatherWings are stacking boards and add functionality and room for prototyping. At its core, the Adafruit Feather is a complete ecosystem of products - and the best way to get your project flying.

Supercharge your prototyping for easy and fast solution testing. Start by checking our quick start section.

WE FeatherWing Lineup

Sensor FeatherWing (2501000201291)

Thyone-I Wireless FeatherWing (2611059021001)

  • Proprietary 2.4 GHz RF-Module
  • Wireless connection with up to 500 m
  • Integrated security/authentication IC
  • Easy set up of a mesh network
  • Connect to Thyone-I modules or USB-Sticks

Calypso Wi-Fi FeatherWing (2610039025001)

  • 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi-Connection
  • Easy connection to smart devices and server
  • Handling multiple nodes simultaniously
  • Direct communication to the cloud

MagI³C Power FeatherWing (2601157100001)

Can be powered with:

  • 5 V USB connection
  • Industrial input voltage rails of 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V and 24 V with maximum nominal input voltage of 36 V

Connect any FeatherWing Microcontroller

  • Request sensor data
  • Transfer data to RF-Module
  • Examples and Sourcecode available on Github

Application Examples

Example 1: Built a Proprietary Network

  • Select a microprocessor of your choice from the Adafruit Feather ecosystem
  • Use the Sensor FeatherWing for measuring condition parameters like temperature, air pressure, humidity and acceleration
  • Send data with the Thyone-I FeatherWing on 2.4 GHz proprietary radio
  • Thyone-I USB radio stick or another Thyone-I FeatherWing can receive the data and you get access to all information
  • Even various tags could be connected wirelessly
  • We support you with libraries and examples available on Github for some microcontrollers

Example 2: Connect with Wi-Fi

  • Select a microprocessor of your choice from the Adafruit Feather ecosystem
  • Use the Sensor FeatherWing for measuring condition parameters like temperature, air pressure, humidity and acceleration
  • Send data with the Calypso Wi-Fi FeatherWing on 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi
  • Receive data on smart devices or server structures

Example 3: Sensor to Cloud

Another simple application example is described here with the combination of an Adafruit Feather M0 Express with our Sensor FeatherWing and Calypso Wi-Fi FeatherWing.

A typical IoT application consists of sensing the environment through sensors, collecting the sensor data and forwarding it to a cloud. The cloud platform then provides options for further processing and visualization of the data. In this example, the data is read from the sensors of the Sensor FeatherWing and forwarded to a cloud platform via the Calypso Wi-Fi FeatherWing.

Currently, the data can be sent to one of the following cloud platforms:

Sample code and further documentation can be found on our Sensor2CloudConnectivity Github page.

4 sensors to measure environmental data:

An Adafruit Feather M0 acts as managing director.

The Calypso Wi-Fi FeatherWing collects the sensor data and passes it on to any cloud.

Extensive documentation, use cases and sample code can be found on our GitHub page.

For more information please contact wireless-sales@we-online.com or directly send an inquiry to our technical support or take a look at our FAQs.

You can now find everything about radio and sensor technology in our Product Guide.