Invector laboratory disclose A new motherboard, currently called Challenger Model 2040, uses the RP2040 system-on-chip, which differentiates it from many contemporary systems by providing built-in Wi-Fi support and using Adafruit’s Feather layout.
RP2040 is the first custom SoC of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.It debuted on Raspberry Pico January, June, release As a standalone product Has since been included in Various boards Designed by other companies.
“We just got our first RP2040 board up and running,” Invector Labs said on Instagram. It added that “this feather board is based on the popular Raspberry Pico chip” but adds LiPo charger support and a built-in USB-C port. We also found an RGB LED, most likely a WS2812 NeoPixel and a PCB antenna for onboard Wi-Fi, but there is no connector for an external antenna.
Currently the only official RP2040 board with built-in Wi-Fi is Arduino Nano RP2040 connection, But Seeed is working on its own Wio RP2040 board, Will be released soon. The Invector Labs Challenger board is the first RP2040 power supply board created by the community/manufacturer, which provides Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) ESP8285 The network SoC of Espressif Systems.
Espressif said that ESP8285 provides up to 72.2 Mbps transmission speed on the 2.4 GHz frequency band through the 802.11n protocol. These specifications are similar to those in Arduino products, but Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect also supports Bluetooth 4.2.
Invector Labs said: “In the next few weeks, we will test this little sucker before it hits the market,” but it did not disclose any other information about the board’s pricing or where it can be purchased.