GainSpan Releases GS2200M Starter Kit Board for the IoT

Newest platform offers unparalleled ease of use and rapid development

San Jose, CA. – Dec. 13, 2016 - GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces a new Starter Kit Board utilizing the GS2200MIZ Wi-Fi mini module that is the smallest module in its class—as small as a penny—while still providing high performance, industry-leading application resources and battery life.

The GS2200M Starter Kit Board (SKB) is an easy to use evaluation and development platform for GS2200Mxx-based designs. It is equipped with Arduino™ (host or shield) and Pmod™ compatible (host or peripheral) connectors to support solderless prototyping. The SKB is configurable to operate as either a host or shield/peripheral and is Apple® HomeKit™ compatible.

"The SKB is a compact, feature rich development platform designed to provide unparalleled use of use and rapid product development," says GainSpan VP of Marketing Brent Little. "This versatile platform leverages GainSpans extensive set of Wi-Fi and TCP/IP-based network services provided by the GS2200M module."

The GS2200M module – the central component of the SKB – can be leveraged in a variety of IoT applications and wireless connectivity solutions, providing a low-cost, convenient way for developers to add connectivity to their smart products, from commercial and industrial devices to smart home and audio/video applications, such as battery-powered cameras and security systems, all in a very compact size.

Key Features

  • Arduino™ (host or shield) and Pmod™ compatible (host or peripheral) connectors
  • temperature and light sensors
  • software accessible buttons and LEDs
  • built-in power consumption measurement features
  • USB-serial interface for debugging and firmware programming
  • JTAG debug interface
  • pre-loaded reference software
  • Apple® HomeKit™ compatible (Apple Authentication Coprocessor chip not included)


The GS2200M Starter Kit Board is available now through GainSpan authorized distributors.

About GainSpan Corporation

GainSpan, a spinoff of Intel Corporation, is an innovator and leader in wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. GainSpan’s solutions let customers quickly and easily create connected products for smart homes, health and fitness, audio and video applications, and control and monitoring in commercial, industrial applications, and smart cities. Its broad portfolio includes ultra-low-power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy modules and chips, embedded software including an extensive networking stack, application reference designs and apps for iOS and Android, development tools, and an expanding network of partner solutions.