RobotSoC has this week launched a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $30,000 to help take their new EagleSoC Development Kit into production which provides mixed-signal support utilising Cypress PSoC 5LP MCU.
Check out the promotional video below to learn more about what you can expect from this development board which has been specifically designed for embedded solutions and is now available to back with pledges starting from just $29 via Kickstarter.
Its developers explain more about its inspiration and specifications :
The EagleSoC Development Board was originally designed to help us with research projects in Cal State LA. In order to maintain a reduced size while preserving the functionality of the original Cypress Development Board, we came up with a compromise solution – the EagleSoC Development Board. This board offers four individual voltage banks, supports high-current with overcurrent protection. The layout is organized to support mixed-signal applications. An FTDI chip is added for USB to UART connectivity, which provides communication between the board and the PC. The board can use either 3.3V or 5V LCD display module and it also offers backlight control.
EagleSoC Development Board provides full functionality as the original Cypress Development Board (CY8C5868AXI-LP035). It has a reduced PCB size of 75 mm x 135 mm. This board allows mixed-signal designs, where analog and digital pins are separated into their respective sections. It supports 3-different voltages for all of its voltage banks: 3.3V, Adjustable Voltage, and 5V and can handle up to 3A current. The board has separate pins for digital and analog ground, with each analog pin having its own analog ground. This improves the accuracy due to separate return-ground paths.
Features of the EagleSoC Development Board include :
– Processor: Cypress PSoC 5LP (32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M3) up to 80MHz
– Mixed-Signal Designs: Analog and digital pins are separated into different sections
– Supported Voltages: 5.5V, 3.3V and adjustable voltage for VDD, VDDD, VDDA, and VDDIO0~3
– Maximum Current: Supports up to 3A in 3.3V and 5V
– FTDI USB-to-Serial Interface: Supports 3.3V and 5V I/O
– Program Debugging: SWD and TRACE ports
– External Crystal Oscillators: 24MHz, 32.768KHz, and 1 slot for user-defined oscillator
– LCD Display Connector: Supports 3.3V and 5V LCD display module
– LCD Backlight: Controlled by P6 or hardware jumper
– Layout Organization: Grouped OpAmp, SIO, and I2C Connections
– Dimensions: 75mm×135mm