FYI: hacking on ESP8266 as network offload

Michael Hope

Hi there.  I thought I'd share this in case others are working on the same area.

I'm hacking on using an ESP8266 Wifi module for network offload for my Arduino Zero port.  The idea is to write custom firmware for the ESP8266, support IPv4 (with IPv6 as a stretch), implement NET_OFFLOAD for TCP and UDP, and use a variant of the WINC1500 protocol over serial for chip to chip communication.

The power consumption of the ESP8266 isn't great but the price is hard to beat :)

-- Michael

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