Microchip WINC1500 Element

The WINC1500 element is used to enable Wi-Fi connectivity for an embedded device. This element is for using the Microchip WINC1500 module (found on the Adafruit WINC1500 Wi-Fi Shield and MikroElektronika WiFi 7 Click board) alongside a supported device.

The WINC1500 is a protocol element that can be imported into the Element Toolbox through the Add Element Add Element button located in the toolbox from the Embedded tab. When a WINC1500 element is placed onto the Studio canvas from the Element Toolbox, it also populates the toolbox with other Wi-Fi elements if they were not already available for that project type (such as with the Arduino Mega, which doesn’t natively contain Wi-Fi connectivity).


The following properties can be changed for the WINC1500 element:


The name of the element.

GPIO Driver Instance

The GPIO driver instance number to use.

SPI Driver Instance

The SPI driver instance to use. If using the WiFi 7 Click variant of this element – available when using the Microchip Curiosity PIC32MZEF and Curiosity PIC32MZEF 2.0 – multiple SPI driver instance options become available and this property is set to SPI2 (Click 2) by default. In this case, ensure the Click board is inserted into the correlating second mikroBUS slot on the development board for this element to work properly.

If you set this property to `SPI1 (Click 1)` and insert the Click board into the development board's first mikroBUS slot, the element's reset, enable, interrupt, and chip select pin properties must also be updated to their corresponding connector pin in order to work properly. For example, the reset pin will need to be changed from `P_MB2_RST` to `P_MB1_RST` and so on.

Reset Pin

The GPIO pin that resets the board.

Enable Pin

The GPIO pin that enables or disables the board.

Interrupt Pin

The platform-specific interrupt GPIO pin.

Chip Select Pin

The GPIO pin used to toggle the chip select pin on the board.


The following triggers are available to execute events from within the WINC1500 element:


Execute an event when the source element connected to the WINC1500 triggers.


Execute an event when the WINC1500’s setup is complete.


The following abilities are available for the WINC1500 element when its source element triggers:


Trigger the element(s) that follow the WINC1500 element.