Monday, August 15, 2011

For all Gadgets+.Net Micro fans .Net Gadgeteer is now available...
http://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/297


Description
FEZ Spider Starter Kit is the first commercially available .NET Gadgeteer-compatible kit. it includes everything necessary for educators, hobbyists and even professionals. Embedded development is fast & easy (FEZ) thanks to .NET Micro Framework, .NET Gadgeteer and the numerous GHI value added features such as WiFi and USB Host.
The kit includes:
FEZ Spider Mainboard is a .NET Gadgeteer-compatible mainboard based on GHI Electronics' EMX module. This makes FEZ Spider Mainboard the most feature-full .NET Gadgeteer compatible device in the market. It contains all of .NET Micro Framework core features and adds many exclusive features, such as USB host, WiFi and RLP (loading native code). All these features combine to provide a rapid prototyping platform.

Key Features:
  • 14 .NET Gadgeteer compatible sockets
  • Configurable on-board LED
  • Configuration switches.
  • Based on GHI Electronics EMX module
    • 72MHz 32-bit ARM7 processor
    • 4.5 MB Flash
    • 16 MB RAM
    • LCD controller
    • Full TCP/IP Stack with SSL, HTTP, TCP, UDP, DHCP
    • Ethernet, WiFi driver and PPP ( GPRS/ 3G modems) and DPWS
    • USB host
    • USB Device with specialized libraries to emulate devices like thumb-drive, virtual COM (CDC), mouse, keyboard
    • 76 GPIO Pin
    • 2 SPI (8/16bit)
    • I2C
    • 4 UART
    • 2 CAN Channels
    • 7 10-bit Analog Inputs
    • 10-bit Analog Output (capable of WAV audio playback)
    • 4-bit SD/MMC Memory card interface
    • 6 PWM
    • OneWire interface (available on any IO)
    • Built-in Real Time Clock (RTC) with the suitable crystal
    • Processor register access
    • OutputCompare for generating waveforms with high accuracy
    • RLP allowing users to load native code (C/Assembly) for real-time requirements
    • Extended double-precision math class
    • FAT File System
    • Cryptography (AES and XTEA)
    • Low power and hibernate support
    • In-field update (from SD, network or other)
  • Dimensions: W 2.25" x L 2.05" x H 0.5"
Power
  • Supply voltages are regulated 3.3Volt and 5.0Volt DC.
  • Low power and hibernate modes
  • Active power consumption 160 mA
  • Idle power consumption 120 mA
  • Hibernate power consumption 40 mA
Enviromental:
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 65°C
  • RoHS compliant /Lead-free compliant
Most EMX software features are GHI exclusive, see software documentation for details.
For more information about .NET Gadgeteer visit:
http://www.netmf.com/gadgeteer/