The Digilent Cerebot 32MX7 development kit for Microchip PIC32 32-bit microcontrollers addresses the growing interest in embedded-control and networking applications and includes a demonstration board with a 10/100 Ethernet interface, dual CAN and I2C interfaces the ability to use Digilent Pmod peripheral modules.
An integrated programming/debugging circuit is included that is compatible with Microchip’s free MPLAB IDE as well as example applications for university embedded-systems and communications classes, senior capstone projects, and other academic and hobbyist projects.
The Cerebot 32MX7 board has a number of I/O connectors, and power-supply options such as USB power, which give users the flexibility to use the board for a range of embedded networking and control applications.
The onboard PIC32 MCU operates at 80 MHz, and features 512 Kbytes of flash programme memory and 128 Kbytes of RAM, as well as numerous peripherals, such as a full speed USB On-The-Go (OTG)/Host/Device controller, Ethernet controller, dual CAN controllers, timer/counters, serial-interface controllers, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and more.
The Cerebot 32MX7 board combines three push buttons, four LEDs, Ethernet, CAN and I2C bus connectors, and six connectors for Digilent Pmod peripheral modules, including H-bridges, ADCs, digital-to-analog converters (DACs), RF transceivers, speakers and switches, as well as converters for easy connection to RS-232, servo motors and more.