ESP-12F, WiFi Module Based on ESP8266

SKU: 14162
Part Number: ESP-12F
Brand: Ai-Thinker




ESP-12F, WiFi Module Based on ESP8266, Built-in 32Mbit Flash, SMD22 Package


The ESP-12F is a WiFi module based on ESP8266, with built-in 32Mbit Flash, in the small SMD22 package. There're also onboard PCB antenna and metal shield. In short, it's a small form factor and fairly high cost effective WiFi module.

With the pre-flashed AT firmware, you can control the module through UART AT commands easily. The module integrates MCU inside, supports other developments like Lua/Micropython/Arduino to achieve flexible and fast prototyping, make it easy to integrate the module into IoT applications.


  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi SOC
  • Integrated Tensilica L106 ultra-low-power 32-bit micro MCU, run at 80 MHz and 160 MHz frequency, supports RTOS
  • Built-in 1-ch 10 bit high precision ADC
  • Supports UART/GPIO/ADC/PWM/I2C
  • SMD22 package
  • Integrated Wi-Fi MAC/ BB/RF/PA/LNA
  • Supports multi sleep modes, deep sleep current as low as 20uA
  • UART baudrate up to 4Mbps
  • Embedded Lwip protocol stack
  • Supports STA/AP/STA+AP operation mode
  • Supports Smart Config (APP) / AirKiss (WeChat), one key networking
  • Supports UART local firmware upgrade and/or remote firmware upgrade (FOTA)
  • AT commands for getting started fast
  • Supports secondary development, integrated Windows / Linux environment


The ESP-12F suit for IOT applications such as:

  • Smart home
  • Intelligent building
  • Industrial automation
  • Wearable devices
  • IP camera
  • Intelligent agriculture

Development Resources

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Selection Guide

WIFI chip ESP8285 ESP8266 ESP32
Built-in Flash 8Mbit 32Mbit
Package SMD18 SMD22 SMD16 SMD38
Antenna External spring antenna Onboard PCB antenna
Frequency range 2.4G ~ 2.5G (2400M ~ 2483.5M)
WIFI protocol 802.11b/g/n WiFi
Bluetooth N/A Bluetooth 4.2 BR/EDR and BLE
Security WPA / WPA2
Encryption WEP / TKIP / AES
Firmware upgrade UART / OTA
Transmitting power 802.11b: 16 ±2dBm(@11Mbps)
802.11g: 14 ±2dBm(@54Mbps)
802.11n: 13 ±2dBm(@HT20,MCS7)
Receiving sensitivity CCK,1Mbps: -90 dBm
CCK,11Mbps: -85 dBm
6Mbps(1/2 BPSK): -88 dBm
54Mbps(3/4 64-QAM): -70 dBm
HT20,MCS7(65Mbps, 72.2Mbps): -67 dBm
Power Continuous Transmission: ~71mA (peak: 300mA)
Model Sleep: ~20mA
Light Sleep: ~2mA
Deep Sleep: ~20uA
Continuous Transmission: ~80mA (peak: 300mA)
Deep Sleep:~6.5uA
IO port 9 22
UART baudrate 300 ~ 4608000 bps (default 115200bps)
Power supply 3.0V ~ 3.6V (current > 500mA)  
Operating temp. -20 ℃ ~ 85 ℃
Storage condition -40 ℃ ~ 85 ℃, < 90%RH
Dimensions 10x11x2 (mm) 24x16x3 (mm) 25.5x18x3 (mm)

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Weight: 0.002 kg

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