Beetle ESP32 C6 Mini Development Board for Wireless Smart Wearable Device (Supports BLE, Battery Charging)

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Beetle ESP32-C6 is a mini size Arduino low-power IoT development board based on the ESP32-C6 chip, featuring a compact design with dimensions as small as a coin

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Beetle ESP32-C6 is a mini size Arduino low-power IoT development board based on the ESP32-C6 chip, featuring a compact design with dimensions as small as a coin (25*20.5mm). The ESP32-C6 is equipped with a high-performance 160MHz RISC-V 32-bit processor, supporting communication protocols such as Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, Zigbee 3.0, and Thread 1.3. It is capable of connecting to various IoT networks using multiple communication protocols, making it ideal for use as a Matter terminal device. The development board integrates lithium battery charging management, allowing for battery charging without the need for external modules. This feature contributes to a more compact project size, making it highly suitable for wearable applications.

Highly integrated with an ultra-compact size

In a form factor no larger than a coin, the Beetle ESP32-C6 provides up to 13 IO ports, alleviating concerns about insufficient IO ports during project development. The Beetle ESP32-C6 integrates lithium battery charging management, ensuring the safe charging of lithium batteries. Moreover, this development board supports battery voltage monitoring, enabling proactive measures to be taken in case of low battery levels, guaranteeing continuous device operation.

Comparison of the size between the Beetle ESP32-C6 and the keycap

Figure: Comparison of the size between the Beetle ESP32-C6 and the keycap


Multiple transmission protocol support to expand wireless connectivity

Boasting support for multiple communication protocols, the Beetle ESP32-C6 expands wireless connectivity options. By supporting Wi-Fi and Thread protocols, it enables the creation of Matter Wi-Fi terminal devices and Matter Thread terminal devices, facilitating seamless communication and collaboration among multiple systems and platforms in smart home setups. Additionally, the Beetle ESP32-C6 supports BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Zigbee communication protocols, making it suitable for use as a Thread border router, Matter gateway, or Zigbee bridge when combined with other MCUs.

Beetle ESP32-C6 supports BLE, Zigbee, Wi-Fi 6 and Thread

Figure: Beetle ESP32-C6 supports BLE, Zigbee, Wi-Fi 6 and Thread


Support Wi-Fi 6 to realize ultra-low power consumption IoT devices

With Wi-Fi 6 support, the Beetle ESP32-C6 enables the realization of ultra-low-power IoT devices. As the first Espressif chip to support the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) protocol, it offers improved network capacity, allowing devices to operate efficiently with low latency. Moreover, Wi-Fi 6's Target Wake Time (TWT) technology effectively reduces device power consumption, extending battery life and ensuring long-lasting device performance.

Wi-Fi 6's Target Wake Time (TWT) technology

Figure: Wi-Fi 6's Target Wake Time (TWT) technology

FEATURES

  • Ultra-compact size, measuring only 25*20.5mm.
  • Equipped with the ESP32-C6 chip, it supports communication protocols including Wi-Fi, BLE, Zigbee, and Thread.
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6 protocol for lower latency and lower power consumption.
  • Ultra-low power consumption with deep sleep at 14uA.
  • Integrated lithium battery charging functionality.
  • Supports battery voltage detection, providing insights into device power levels.

APPLICATIONS

  • Electronic Badge
  • Backpack Charm
  • Pet Tracker
  • Electronic Watch
  • Smart Button
  • Smart Lighting
  • Human-Interactive Device

Beetle ESP32-C6 can be used to create wearable devices

SPECIFICATION

Basic Parameters

  • Operating Voltage: 3.3V
  • Type-C Input Voltage: 5V DC
  • VIN Input Voltage: 5V DC
  • Max Charging Current: 0.5A
  • Sleep current: 14uA (in deep sleep mode, powered by battery)
  • Operating Temperature: -10~60℃
  • Dimension: 25x20.5mm/0.98x0.81”


Hardware Information

  • Processor: RISC-V single-core processor
  • Main Frequency: 160 MHz
  • SRAM: 512KB
  • ROM: 320KB
  • Flash: 4MB
  • RTC SRAM: 16KB
  • USB: USB 2.0 CDC


WIFI

  • WIFI Protocol: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
                 IEEE 802.11ax (20 MHz-only non-AP mode)
  • Bandwidth: Support 20 MHz and 40 MHz at 2.4 GHz band
  • WIFI Mode: Station, SoftAP, SoftAP+Station combined mode
  • WIFI Frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Frame Aggregation: TX/RX A-MPDU, TX/RX A-MSDU


Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth Protocol: Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh
  • Bluetooth Frequency: 125 Kbps, 500 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps


IEEE 802.15.4

  • Compatible with IEEE 802.15.4-2015 protocol
  • Frequency band: 2.4GHz
  • Data rate: 250Kbps
  • Supports Thread 1.3 and Zigbee 3.0


Ports

  • Digital I/O x13
  • LED PWM 6 Channel
  • SPI x1
  • UART x3 (LP UART x1)
  • I2C x2 (LP I2C x1)
  • I2S x1
  • IR Transceiver: transmit channel x5, receive channel x5
  • 1 × 12-bit SAR ADC, 7 Channel
  • DMA Controller: transmit channel x3, receive channel x3

PROJECTS

Project: What do you need for personal smart home based on the Matter network?

Introduction: As technology advances, smart homes have become an integral part of our lives. Among all the smart home solutions, those based on the Matter network are gaining popularity due to their openness, interoperability, and security. So, what do we need to set up a Matter-based smart home system?

Project - What do you need for personal smart home based on the Matter network?


Project: How to Connect ESP32-C6 to the Matter Network

Introduction: In this guide, we will use the ESP32-C6 to create a smart light bulb and integrate it into a Matter network.

Note:The FireBeetle 2 ESP32 C6 IoT Development Board used in this project can be completely replaced with the Beetle ESP32-C6.

Project - How to Connect ESP32-C6 to the Matter Network

DOCUMENTS

SHIPPING LIST

  • Beetle ESP32 C6 Mini Development Board x1
  • 10pin-2.54mm Pin Header x2