# Board

OpenMQTTGateway is not closed to one board or type of board, by using the power of the Arduino framework and libraries that are cross compatibles it let you many choice of hardware, from an Arduino UNO to an ESP32.

You can take a look to the components sheet to have a view of supported boards and components

Moreover it supports also sensors; DHT, HC SR501, ADC, I2C bus, INA226, TSL2561 Or can actutate things (LED chipsets, relays).

Here is some information to find the board suitable for your need, you have the choice between wifi, ethernet and off the shelves devices:

Off the shelves wifi boards RF IR BLE LORA GSM Button Relay
Sonoff RF Bridge (*) X needs an hack - - - - -
All bare ESP32 - - X - - - -
M5Stack Basic - - X - - - -
M5Stick - sending X - - X X
M5Stick C - sending X - - X X
TTGO LORA32 - - - X - - -
Sonoff RFR3 receiving needs an hack - - - - X X
Sonoff Basic - - - - - X X
RF WIFI GATEWAY receiving - - - - - -

'(*)' So as to extend the number of RF protocols supported by the Sonoff RF Bridge you can apply an hardware hack, this way you will be able to use Pilight or RF2 gateway.

boards

DIY boards RF IR BLE LORA GSM Button Relay
Arduino UNO X X(limited compared to ESP) X - X X
Arduino MEGA X X(limited compared to ESP) X - - X X
ESP32 X X X X not tested X X
ESP8266 X X X not tested X X X

Note that Pilight is only supported on ESP for the moment.

boards

Arduino + ethernet shields enables faster responsiveness of the gateway and a reliable connection.

The ESP platform is more flexible in term of installation (no need of an ethernet cable) but is less reliable in term of communication. Thanks to its higher memory and processing power it has more modules or possibilities compared to arduino Uno & Mega.

Choosing your board depends heavily on the technologies you want to use with it. To have a good overview of the compatibilities per board you can refer to this sheet.

The choice between these boards will depend on your knowledge and your requirements in terms of reliability, situation, modules wanted and devices you already have.