Particle Argon: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth + Mesh

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The Particle Argon is a powerful Wi-Fi development kit that you can use as a standalone Wi-Fi device or Wi-Fi enabled gateway, repeater, or endpoint for Particle Mesh networks.

Equipped with the Nordic nRF52840 and Espressif ESP32 processors, the Argon has built-in battery charging circuitry which makes it easier to connect a Li-Po battery and 20 mixed signal GPIOs to interface with sensors, actuators, and other electronics.


SET UP YOUR ARGON

Hardware specifications:

Main processor:

Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 SoC

  • ARM Cortex-M4F 32-bit processor @ 64MHz
  • 1MB flash, 256KB RAM
  • IEEE 802.15.4-2006: 250 Kbps
  • Bluetooth 5: 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 Kbps, 125 Kbps
  • 20 mixed signal GPIO (6 x Analog, 8 x PWM), UART, I2C, SPI
  • Supports DSP instructions, HW accelerated Floating Point Unit (FPU) calculations
  • ARM TrustZone CryptoCell-310 Cryptographic and security module
  • Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)
  • NFC-A radio

Argon Wi-Fi network coprocessor:

Espressif ESP32-D0WD 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi coprocessor

  • On-board 4MB flash for the ESP32
  • 802.11 b/g/n support
  • 802.11 n (2.4 GHz), up to 150 Mbps

Argon general specifications:

  • On-board additional 4MB SPI flash
  • Micro USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)
  • Integrated Li-Po charging and battery connector
  • JTAG (SWD) Connector
  • RGB status LED
  • Reset and Mode buttons
  • On-board 2.4GHz PCB antenna for Thread/Bluetooth (does not support Wi-Fi)
  • Two U.FL connectors for external antennas (one for Thread/Bluetooth, another for Wi-Fi)

  • Meets the Feather specification in dimensions and pinout

  • FCC, CE and IC certified
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free)