Saturday, April 3, 2010

Another Gift from Micro4you

About Micro4you

Micro4you studio is an established engineering design house in Thailand. Mirco4you was established in 2005. I had good connections with its CEO. We knew each other through www.edaboard.com; the famous forum for electrical and electronic engineering.

Micro4you sells cheap electronic components that proved to be useful for embedded engineers; especially these with low experience. Micro4you sells development boards, sensors, debuggers, peripheral boards …

Why Micro4you Did Send me the Gift?

After I sent Somboon Sopee, Micro4you CEO, the uCOS-II example I developed for Anzma, he tested it on the same board. The code ran successfully with no problems. He liked it and decided to send me gifts from his shop from a time to time. In return, he wants me to run examples using his stuff and publish them on my blog.

About the Gift

On April 3rd, 2010, I received a nice board. This boardcan be found here. Figure 1 shows this board.

Figure 1: STM32 Board with 2.8" TFT Module

On-board resources:

  • CPU: STM32F103RBT6; (LQFP64-pin, on-chip integrated 128K flash, 20KRAM, 16Bit A / D; PWM, CAN, USB and other resources)
  • 2.8-inch TFT true color touch screen module, color touch module configuration ADS7843 (or RSM1843 instead) controller
  • SD card (SPI mode) can be used to store pictures, in support of AT45DBxxx of a DATA FLASH (can be used for storage)
  • USB interface, make USB experiment
  • RS232 interface (ISP download), make RS232 communicate experiment
  • AD adjuster
  • Standard ARM JTAG 20 pin
  • RTC
  • Four users LED lights, a power indicator light, a USB communication indicator
  • Two user keys
  • 8MHz crystal, 32.768KHz crystal
  • USB power supply or power supply by JLINK
  • All I / O port through the standard pitch leads 2.54MM Board Size: 82MM X 55MM

Board software:

  • MDK 3.5 fully licensed
  • JLink for ARM 4.06
  • Complete STM32 documentation of the firmware library
  • Image2LCD for converting jpeg images to data that the LCD can understand
  • Board documentation, schematics, data sheets…
  • Test software for the board peripherals
  • uCOS-II and uC/GUI ported to the board with a demo
  • USB library with different demos to show how to use the USB port to control an audio speaker, joystick mouse, mass storage, virtual com…

What to Do with the Gift?

To start, I have to test the Colink cable with the board and download different demos to get started with it. A big problem, I face, is that everything on the CD is Chinese!!!

Somboon must be kidding :)


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