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Zybo linux and PMOD WIFI


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Hello,

I recently received a PMOD wifi (the digilent one).

I want to connect it to my zybo, already running linux-yocto with spi interface etc ... So I don't think I need the IP pmod wifi, I can make the connection myself.

My question is, is there a getting started to make work the PMOD wifi ? e.g. some code to comminucate with the module.

regards,

Yohan

 

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Hi,

Thank you for answers, the Pmod WIFI IP will help me a lot to put it on zybo without linux I guess. But I dug a little into the IP driver source code and if I want to port it on linux, it seems it will be much painful. Maybe I'm wrong.

Perhaps the best solution is to change the WIFI module before it costs a lot of development time.

Yohan

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You are correct, Pmod WIFI is not suitable for Linux. Microchip does not provide linux drivers for the Wifi solution we used on it. 

I'd recommend using either a USB Wifi dongle, or a module that can be plugged into a pmod port and uses the SDIO interface (TI and Cypress make them I believe). This board from avnet should do the trick: https://www.avnet.com/shop/us/p/kits-and-tools/development-kits/avnet-engineering-services-ade--1/aes-pmod-wilink8-g-3074457345623507290 . I think you will have to buy the WL1835MODGBMOCR board separately though, which will put the total price in the $60 range :(. 

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