Development board for PIC16F1938

Raj over at Embedded Lab has designed a development board for PIC16F1938: The PIC16F1938 is a versatile 28-pin MCU belonging to Microchip’s extreme low power microcontroller family featuring nanoWatt XLP technology, 28KB of programming memory, 1KB of RAM, 11 ADC channels, and tons of other peripherals. A while ago, I designed a development board for this MCU and […]

Pipistrello: Spartan 6 development board with 64MB of RAM, High Speed USB, and HDMI

Magnusk designed the Pipistello Spartan 6 development board with the same IO headers as the Papilio One. It features 64MB of RAM running at 200Mhz, the FDTI FT2232H High Speed USB IC, HDMI output, and a micro-SD card holder. So the only option left was to make my own board – basically merging the FPGA […]

PIC16F882 development board for workshops

Here’s an Arduino styled PIC16F882 development board built for a university microcontroller noob workshop. A MCP2200 USB-to-Serial IC handles the USB communication, while the board features all the support circuitry required by the PIC, such as the 5v power supply, quartz oscillator, and the ICSP programming header. The board was initially developed for a workshop […]

MCHCK – a small ARM Cortex M3 development board

Small form factor board, with a STM32L151 ARM Cortex M3 for around 5 dollars. This is the target of the MCHCK development board. The board was designed to be cheap enough so that you can develop a project with it, and not have to re-purpose it for the next project, but get a new one […]

HOW-TO: Learn PIC serial UART with your Bus Pirate

The Bus Pirate is a handy debugging tool, but it’s also a 16 bit PIC 24FJ64GA002 development board. You don’t need a programmer to play, just upload the firmware over USB using the Bus Pirate’s nearly-impossible-to-brick bootloader. It’s easy to go back to the original Bus Pirate firmware at any time. This demo is step […]

BoardX motherboard update

Kevin unveils the first production run of the successfully funded kickstarter BoardX project. The BoardX are development boards intended for a wide range of microcontrollers, which are placed on add-on boards. It’s finally here, after months and months of waiting. The box that arrived weighed about 45 pounds and was divided neatly into four smaller […]

MicroSD card module from EmbeddedMarket review

Here is a review of the MicroSD card module that is sold through the Indian online store EmbeddedMarket. The board is well designed, and is capable of both 3.3v and 5v interfacing. End Verdict: I have successfully used this without any hitches with a PSoC3 board of mine(post on that soon!),and I am happy(except for […]

QuickPSoC3 v2 – PSOC3 mini development board

Kartik revised his EzPSoC3 board into the new quick QuickPSoC3. These boards are mini development platforms for PSoC3 system-on-chip ICs from Cypress. Here is a list of features on the new board: Longer pads(almost 3x) so it makes soldering the SSOP part easier for beginners. Widened power tracks to 70mils Arranged pins(see top-left) such that […]

HOW-TO: Use the Bus Pirate v3 as a PIC development board

The Bus Pirate is a handy debugging tool, but it’s also a 16 bit PIC 24FJ64GA002 development board. You don’t need a programmer to play, just upload the firmware over USB using the Bus Pirate’s nearly-impossible-to-brick bootloader. It’s easy to go back to the original Bus Pirate firmware at any time. This demo is step […]

3D Model: CPLD development boards

This week we converted two of our CPLD development boards to SketchUp 3D models. These boards were designed to help with CPLD development. Both XC9572XL and XC2C64A CoolRunner II CPLDs are available. The models will be published in the Dangerous Prototypes 3D warehouse collection. They are also uploaded to our SVN. You can find them […]

SARduino: An Arduino compatable development board

Andrew built these two Arduino compatible development boards. One is designed for ATmega328, and the other for an ATmega644 based projects. The boards have breakout areas for the microcontroller as well as for SOIC(W), SOT-23-6, and SC-70 type packages. He also added a perfboard type area for prototyping. SARduino (that is, “Space-Age-Robotics-duino”) is an open […]

DIY EzPSoC3 development board built and tested

Kartik tested the DIY EzPSoc3 development board. After fighting with some annoying short-circuits, he was able to get the board up and running. The MiniProg3 programmer-debugger recognized it right away. He was able to program a bootloader and a small “blink-LED” demo. You can download the source files from his site. Via the forum.

BoardX kickstarted project overshoots target by $8K

Developers of the BoardX started a kickstarter project with a target of $5K. They have reached their goal and overshoot it. Congratulations. The BoardX is a multiprocessor development board we wrote about in an earlier post. It accepts custom modules with a large choice of processors and peripherals. Via the comments.

PSOC3 custom board development

We wrote about Kmmankad effort to build a custom PSOC3 development board. After the initial design, he consulted Cypress engineers about his board. They advised him how-to improve his design. Here are the latest revisions: Added additional vias between the top and bottom layers to improve return paths. Crystal routing improved(Capacitors on same side,traces shorter). […]

Through-hole development board for 18-pin PIC microcontrollers

Raj made an all through-hole development board for 8bit PIC microcontrollers. Feature list is quite impressive: An ICSP header to connect PIC16F1847 to PICkit3 On-board voltage regulator (+5 V) A HD44780 based character LCD display 8 LEDs to read the status of output pins 6 Tact switches for providing inputs A potentiometer for providing analog […]

CoreCommander development board

An embedded development board for Altera FPGAs: CoreCommander development board is unique in the industry. It features the Altera Cyclone III FPGA that provides more than enough room for almost any embedded design. This flexible board comes with a suite of SLS IP Cores, drivers, and application software. Delivered as a complete package, the board […]