Xiaomi Unveils Their Very Own ESP32 Development Board, Module & SDK

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We now have plenty of modules and board based on Espressif System ESP32 dual core wireless SoC, and a fairly good software support with ESP IDF SDK, Arduino CoreMicroPython, Espruino and other solutions.

So I was surprised when I saw Teo Swee Ann, Espressif CEO, posted photos about an event – Xiaomi IoT Developer Conference – where Xiaomi apparently introduced their own ESP32 development board, together their own SDK (still empty right now) compatible with the company’s Mijia ecosystem, as part of their “Open IoT platform”

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The slide below translates as “WIFI module –  Automated manufacturing / 4-fold foolproof mechanism / whole process tracing / cost price (about 15 RMB)” and “Open source SDK”, with the price likely the price of Xiaomi ESP32 module (ESP-WROOM-32C) shown on board above (Thank to hm for translation).

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I could not find much information at this early stage, except new partnership between Baidu and Xiaomi for A.I. and IoT which does not mention the board. I’ll update this post, once more details are available.

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The translation is:
WIFI module
automated manufacturing / 4-fold foolproof mechanism / whole process tracing / cost price (about 15 RMB)
open source SDK

I think the price of 15 RMB is for the “WIFI module”.

hm
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Some information might be of interest to this website readers:

In https://iot.mi.com/guide.html#id=2
It says that the IoT platform is not open to individual developers yet.

In https://iot.mi.com/guide.html#id=37
There is information about modules, there are 2 categories: “development kit” and “mass production module”.

Deets
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Deets

This is just devkitc with custom firmware.

zoobab
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Just ordered some esp32 lite from Wemos, now you can get them for 5eur.

hm
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hm

@cnxsoft
Yes, I think the news is more about their eco-system, and also the cooperation with Baidu AI.

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@Deets And a sticker! Don’t forget the sticker! 😉 But yeah, this article’s title is misleading. The development board is merely Espressif’s ESP32-DevKitC; not even a custom remake of it. All the components are exactly the same, and the silkscreen shown in the photo is identical to ESP32-DevKitC. The article title “Xiaomi Unveils Their Very Own ESP32 Development Board, Module & SDK” should instead read something more like “Xiaomi Puts Their Very Own Sticker On Existing ESP32 Development Board & Module; Has Plans For SDK In Near Future”… (A nearly empty GitHub repository stub doesn’t constitute an SDK yet.)

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@zoobab

Sorry, this item is no longer available!

Out of stock for the LOLIN32.

CampGareth
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I wonder if this’ll be used in the second generation of yeelights