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Quick reference for the WiPy

WiPy pinout and alternate functions table

Below is a quick reference for CC3200/WiPy. If it is your first time working with this board please consider reading the following sections first:

General board control (including sleep modes)

See the machine module:

import machine

help(machine) # display all members from the machine module
machine.freq() # get the CPU frequency
machine.unique_id() # return the 6-byte unique id of the board (the WiPy's MAC address)

machine.idle()        # average current decreases to (~12mA), any interrupts wake it up
machine.lightsleep()  # everything except for WLAN is powered down (~950uA avg. current)
                      # wakes from Pin, RTC or WLAN
machine.deepsleep()   # deepest sleep mode, MCU starts from reset. Wakes from Pin and RTC.

Pins and GPIO

See machine.Pin.

from machine import Pin

# initialize GP2 in gpio mode (alt=0) and make it an output
p_out = Pin('GP2', mode=Pin.OUT)

# make GP1 an input with the pull-up enabled
p_in = Pin('GP1', mode=Pin.IN, pull=Pin.PULL_UP)
p_in() # get value, 0 or 1


See machine.TimerWiPy and machine.Pin. Timer id’s take values from 0 to 3.:

from machine import Timer
from machine import Pin

tim = Timer(0, mode=Timer.PERIODIC)
tim_a =, freq=1000)
tim_a.freq(5) # 5 Hz

p_out = Pin('GP2', mode=Pin.OUT)
tim_a.irq(trigger=Timer.TIMEOUT, handler=lambda t: p_out.toggle())

PWM (pulse width modulation)

See machine.Pin and machine.Timer.

from machine import Timer

# timer 1 in PWM mode and width must be 16 buts
tim = Timer(1, mode=Timer.PWM, width=16)

# enable channel A @1KHz with a 50.55% duty cycle
tim_a =, freq=1000, duty_cycle=5055)

ADC (analog to digital conversion)

See machine.ADCWiPy.

from machine import ADC

adc = ADC()
apin ='GP3')
apin() # read value, 0-4095

UART (serial bus)

See machine.UART.

from machine import UART
uart = UART(0, baudrate=9600)
uart.write('hello') # read up to 5 bytes

SPI bus

See machine.SPI.

from machine import SPI

# configure the SPI controller @ 2MHz
spi = SPI(0, SPI.CONTROLLER, baudrate=2_000_000, polarity=0, phase=0)
spi.write('hello') # receive 5 bytes on the bus
rbuf = bytearray(5)
spi.write_readinto('hello', rbuf) # send and receive 5 bytes

I2C bus

See machine.I2C.

from machine import I2C
# configure the I2C bus
i2c = I2C(baudrate=100000)
i2c.scan() # returns list of peripheral addresses
i2c.writeto(0x42, 'hello') # send 5 bytes to peripheral with address 0x42
i2c.readfrom(0x42, 5) # receive 5 bytes from peripheral
i2c.readfrom_mem(0x42, 0x10, 2) # read 2 bytes from peripheral 0x42, peripheral memory 0x10
i2c.writeto_mem(0x42, 0x10, 'xy') # write 2 bytes to peripheral 0x42, peripheral memory 0x10

Watchdog timer (WDT)

See machine.WDT.

from machine import WDT

# enable the WDT with a timeout of 5s (1s is the minimum)
wdt = WDT(timeout=5000)

Real time clock (RTC)

See machine.RTC

from machine import RTC

rtc = RTC() # init with default time and date
rtc = RTC(datetime=(2015, 8, 29, 9, 0, 0, 0, None)) # init with a specific time and date

def alarm_handler (rtc_o):
    # do some non blocking operations
    # warning printing on an irq via telnet is not
    # possible, only via UART

# create a RTC alarm that expires after 5 seconds
rtc.alarm(time=5000, repeat=False)

# enable RTC interrupts
rtc_i = rtc.irq(trigger=RTC.ALARM0, handler=alarm_handler, wake=machine.SLEEP)

# go into suspended mode waiting for the RTC alarm to expire and wake us up

SD card

See machine.SD.

from machine import SD
import os

# clock pin, cmd pin, data0 pin
sd = SD(pins=('GP10', 'GP11', 'GP15'))
# or use default ones for the expansion board
sd = SD()
os.mount(sd, '/sd')


See network.WLAN and machine.

import machine
from network import WLAN

# configure the WLAN subsystem in station mode (the default is AP)
wlan = WLAN(mode=WLAN.STA)
# go for fixed IP settings
wlan.ifconfig(config=('', '', '', ''))
wlan.scan()     # scan for available networks
wlan.connect(ssid='mynetwork', auth=(WLAN.WPA2, 'mynetworkkey'))
while not wlan.isconnected():
# enable wake on WLAN
wlan.irq(trigger=WLAN.ANY_EVENT, wake=machine.SLEEP)
# go to sleep
# now, connect to the FTP or the Telnet server and the WiPy will wake-up

Telnet and FTP server

See network.Server

from network import Server

# init with new user, password and seconds timeout
server = Server(login=('user', 'password'), timeout=60)
server.timeout(300) # change the timeout
server.timeout() # get the timeout
server.isrunning() # check whether the server is running or not

Heart beat LED

See wipy.

import wipy

wipy.heartbeat(False)  # disable the heartbeat LED
wipy.heartbeat(True)   # enable the heartbeat LED
wipy.heartbeat()       # get the heartbeat state