Important note for customers outside Switzerland: The HelvePic32 SMD can be ordered directly from Mathias Wilhelm at the following URL: http://www.helvepic32.org/shop/
The HelvePic32 SMD by Mathias Wilhelm packs great functionality and big power on smallest space. The board is based on chipKITs DP32 design and is geared toward people who have outgrown the Arduino platform and are looking for more bang for the buck.
By not introducing any insane connection spacing like the Arduino boards do, this board is 100% compatible with any 0.1" based prototyping board. No need to buy overprized prototyping shields.
The new HelvePic32 SMD Board with the PIC32MX270f256D processor has been produced completely in SMT and comes assembled, tested and ready to use. The new processor is fully compatible with the DIL processor of the HelvePic32 kit but offers much more GPIO pins, more flash, more memory and faster operation through a higher clock speed. The bootloader on this chip can also run at 48MHz. This new version also adds a socket for an < href="/esp8266-wifi-transceiver-module-esp01-p-42143.html">ESP8266-ESP01 low-cost WiFi module.
The included PIC32MX270f256D 32-bit microcontroller comes with 256kB Flash/program memory (+3kB for bootloader) , 64kB RAM/Data memory, two UARTs, SPI, I2C, USB interface and much more. The chip has the chipKIT bootloader preinstalled so that you can start programming the board right away.
The HelvePic32 SMD has two identical connections on each side for daughter boards which we call either 'shields' (when stacked on top) or 'wings' (if connected sideways). Since the the HelvePic32 SMD offers much more GPIO, there is another row of GPIO pins accessible through 0.1" spaced headers on the board. Also available are numerous VCC and GND pins which allow you to quickly and easily connect a bunch of sensors and actuators to the board. These pins can be used directly with electronic brick compatible modules and servos.
- 256kB Flash
- 64kB RAM
- 48MHz clock frequency
- USB 2.0 interface for programming
- 2x UART, I2C, SPI
- 5 external interrupts
- 35 I/O pins
- 13-channel 10-bit ADC
- PWM on every pin possible
- chipKIT bootloader preinstalled
- All connectors line up in a 0.1" grid, so you can use any 0.1" protoboard for shields and wings
- 4 LED indicators for Power 5V, Power 3.3V and user defined on pin RA10 (bootloader indicator LED) and pin RB7
- All microcontroller pins broken out for connecting either shields, wings or directly with wires
- Simple, direct upload from UECIDE or MPIDE
- Jumper selectable pullup resistors for I2C
- Separate broken out connectors for both UARTs and I2C
- Socket for ESP8266-ESP01 WiFi module
- Dimensions: 72x42mm
The HelvePic32 comes with great and continually growing documentation thanks to Mathias Wilhelms tireless efforts to provide a wealth of well explained example code and explanations for the HelvePic32 platform.
A number of wings and shields for the HelvePic32 board are available and more are about to come out in the next weeks.