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Alexa Connect Kit Module with Espressif Released

ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO is an Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) module with Espressif, which provides an easy way for customers to build Alexa-compatible devices.

Shanghai, China, July 23, 2020

Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (SSE: 688018.SH), today announced the launch of its new wireless module ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO, also named Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) Module with Espressif. This module provides seamless, out-of-box connectivity with ACK cloud services, as well as easy integration of such features as Alexa control, Frustration-Free Setup and Amazon Dash Replenishment for connected devices.

On this note, Teo Swee Ann, Espressif’s founder and CEO, said: “In the current era, which has brought to the spotlight device interconnectivity and voice-controlled technologies, Espressif works together with Amazon, in order to offer affordable solutions that reduce the complexity of building connected devices. The ACK Module with Espressif is one such solution, enabling customers to build and manage connected devices with ease”.

ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO is a small-footprint (16 x 23 x 2.3 mm) module based on ESP32-PICO-V3, a System-in-Package (SiP) device integrating the ESP32-V3 SoC, a 4 MB SPI flash, a crystal oscillator, filter capacitors and RF matching links. This integration reduces the complexity of supply chain and improves control efficiency, with assembly and testing done at SiP level. The module is pre-certified for regulatory certifications such as FCC, CE, SRRC, IC and RCM.

At the core of ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO is the ESP32-V3 SoC, which is an Xtensa® dual-core 32-bit LX6 microprocessor with integrated 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. This SoC is designed with TSMC’s 40 nm low-power technology.

ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO provides full support for Amazon's Alexa Connect Kit (ACK), a managed service that makes it easy for device manufacturers to build products that connect quickly and easily to Amazon services, all at a fixed per-device cost. ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO comes with a default firmware that enables customers to connect their devices to Alexa and the Internet without worrying about managing cloud service, writing an Alexa Skill, or developing a complex firmware or companion phone applications.

By relying on ESP32-PICO-V3-ZERO, the heart of Espressif's module for Alexa Connect Kit (ACK), users can easily, quickly and economically create products that can be widely used in the field of smart homes. With its compact size, high performance and seamless connectivity, the ACK Module with Espressif aims to provide the connectivity solution of choice.

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About Espressif Systems
Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Pte. Ltd. is a fabless semiconductor company, with headquarters in Shanghai Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, providing low power Wi-Fi and Bluetooth SoCs and wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company build the widely popular ESP8266 and ESP32 chips with an innovative team of chip-design specialists, software and firmware developers and marketers. Espressif is committed to providing the best IoT devices and software platforms in industry.

The company also helps their customers build their own solutions and connect with other partners in the IoT ecosystem. Their passion lies in creating state-of-the-art chipsets and enabling partners to deliver great products. Espressif’s products are widely deployed in the tablet, OTT boxes, cameras, and Internet of Things markets.

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