The Electric Imp imp005-EZ is a solder-down module designed to make it easy to add pre-approved secure dual-band wireless & ethernet networking to almost any device, bypassing complex issues such as RF trace routing, antenna design and approvals.
The 25 x 40mm card makes all of the imp005 module’s dedicated peripheral bus pins and the majority of its GPIO pins readily accessible via 1.27mm pitch pads at the card edges, which enable the module to be hand-soldered when prototyping. It also includes a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi antenna, 64Mbit serial Flash preloaded with impOS™, and a 32kHz crystal.
An example of an integration can be seen in the imp005-EZ Eval Kit.
The imp005-EZ contains BlinkUp phototransistor driver circuitry, but not the phototransistor itself or the tri-color/bi-color LEDs used to receive BlinkUp data and signal BlinkUp status. These recommended additional components should be added to the board on which the imp005-EZ will be mounted. However, they are only necessary if the board will be configured and enrolled into the Electric Imp impCloud™ by end-users (via a mobile or web BlinkUp app). Boards that are expected to be pre-configured and pre-enrolled within the factory may not need these additional components.