Expansion Board for µEZGUIs with full 70-pin breakout, 4-bit microSD card slot, and optional RS232 – µEZGUI-EXP-BRKOUT

µEZ GUI Expansion Board with 4-bit microSD slot and optional power/RS232 connections.

Part #: µEZGUI-EXP-BRKOUT
MSRP (Qty 1): $39.00

Status: In Production
Production guaranteed: Until 2030
Warranty: 1 Year (Extended available)

  • Fine pitch 20-pin and 50-pin I/O Connection to µEZGUI host board
  • 70 pin expansion breakout of all I/O from µEZGUI host board
  • High-speed 4-bit microSD card breakout for use with LPC1788 based uEZGUI units
  • Optional RS232 via DB9, Power status LEDs, and DC Power Jack

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Overview
Overview

uEZGUI The µEZGUI-EXP-BRKOUT, supports easy prototyping of hardware for use with the µEZ® GUI Family. The Expansion Board includes a microSD slot that supports high-speed 4 bit SD mode, which allows for 15 frame per second video playback on compatible uEZ GUIs.

The µEZGUI-EXP-BRKOUT also features a pin-thru-hole (PTN) breakout to standard-size 0.1” header pins of all 70 expansion connections from a µEZ GUI unit. In addition, the board features an optional RS232 port for PC communications, and also has load options to support the use of Flash Magic as an ISP programmer.


μEZGUI Software
  • μEZ® / FreeRTOS Rapid Development Platform
  • MicroSD card appears as a USB Flash Drive to the PC
  • Rowley CrossWorks Compiler and Tool Suite
  • Segger J-Link Lite JTAG for programming and debug
Specifications
Specifications
  • Fine pitch 20-pin and 50-pin I/O Connection to uEZGUI host board
  • 70 pin expansion breakout of all I/O from uEZGUI host board
  • High-speed 4-bit microSD card breakout for use with LPC1788 based uEZGUI units
  • RS232 Serial Communication via DB9 (optional)
  • Power status LEDs (optional)
  • DC Power Jack for external Wall Power (optional)
Documentation
Current Documentation – Rev 1.1

TitleTypeFormatDate 
BrochureBrochurepdf
User's ManualUser's Manualpdf04/30/2014
Interactive Online uEZ GUI API Library (By Doxygen)Interactive Online uEZ GUI API Library (By Doxygen)Online03/29/2016
Latest SchematicSchematicpdf09/26/2013
Latest BOMDocumentpdf
JTAG Programming uEZ GUIs
Engineering Guidepdf08/13/2015


Historical Documentation

TitleTypeFormatDate 
Schematics Rev1.0Schematicpdf01/18/2013
Software
FDI Software

μEZ® Source Files
μEZ® is an open source, embedded middleware platform providing underlying RTOS and processor abstraction features enhancing portability of application code to multiple ARM and Renesas platforms with high reusability.

FDI Bootloader
The μEZ+ Bootloader is perfect for upgrading your firmware in the field through mediums such as an SD card,USB flash drive, or even over a serial interface such as Ethernet or USB.


Recommended 3rd Party Software

Rowley CrossWorks Compiler and Tool Suite
Crossworks compiler for ARM.

FreeRTOS
Developed in partnership with the world’s leading chip companies over a 12 year period, FreeRTOS is the market leading real time operating system (or RTOS), and the de-facto standard solution for microcontrollers and small microprocessors.

SafeRTOS
SAFERTOS is a safety certified Real Time Operating System (RTOS) for embedded processors. It delivers superior performance and pre-certified dependability, whilst utilizing minimal resources.

TouchGFX
TouchGFX is a unique software framework that unlocks the graphical user interface (GUI) performance of your low-resource hardware. The revolutionizing technology breaks existing restraints, as it lets you create sophisticated GUIs that fully live up to today’s smartphone standards at a fraction of the cost.

emWin
emWin is designed to provide an efficient, processor- and LCD controller-independent graphical user interface (GUI) for any application that operates with a graphical LCD. It is compatible with single-task and multitask environments, with a proprietary operating system or with any commercial RTOS. emWin is shipped as “C” source code. It may be adapted to any size physical and virtual display with any LCD controller and CPU.

Micrium
Micrium is a global RTOS leader and a top choice of embedded engineers building microprocessor, microcontroller, and DSP-based devices. Micrium’s commercial RTOS components such as the μC/OS product family are the preferred solution at thousands of companies around the globe. Offering unprecedented ease-of-use, μC/OS-III is delivered with complete 100% ANSI C source code and in-depth documentation. μC/OS-III runs on the largest number of processor architectures, with ports available for download from the Micrium Web site. µC/OS-III allows for unlimited tasks, semaphores, mutexes, event flags, message queues, timers and memory partitions. µC/OS-III provides features to allow stack growth of tasks to be monitored. µC/OS-III also supports an unlimited number of priority levels. µC/OS-III’s footprint can also be scaled to contain only the features required for a specific application.

Crank Software
Crank™ Software Inc. is an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions. Compared to traditional electronic design automation tools, Crank’s products and services enable R&D teams to more quickly develop rich graphical displays—also called UIs or HMIs—for resource-constrained embedded devices. Applications include in-car graphical displays, animated GPS systems, and rich user interfaces on factory floors. Crank Software bridges the gap between UI design and embedded systems to deliver competitive advantage because streamlining the development lifecycle enables their customers to get products to market faster, with higher ROI and lower TCO, while delivering a superior customer experience. Crank Storyboard™ Designer enables user interface (UI) designers to easily prototype the look and feel of a product, and then deploy a production-ready interface directly to the embedded target. Designers maintain full control over the UI and user experience (UX) without having to perform a hand off to an embedded systems engineer for implementation.

J-Link Software Downloads
Various Various Download latest software and drivers from the Segger website.


Resources

J-Link Product Page
SEGGER J-Links are the most widely used line of debug probes available today. They’ve been proven for more than 10 years with over 250,000 units sold, including OEM versions and on-board solutions. This popularity stems from the unparalleled performance, extensive feature set, large number of supported CPUs, and compatibility with all popular development environments.

15FPS Video Demo
Demonstration of how uEZ GUI is able to provide fifteen frame per second video samples right on the device.

Gainspan WiFi PMOD demo
Demonstration of the additional WiFi capabilities of the μEZ GUI, shown by FDI Director Kent Lowman from the show floor of EE Live in San Jose, California.

FreeRTOS Slides
FreeRTOS Presentation formatted for this μEZGUI (zip)

SAFERTOS Slides
SAFERTOS Presentation formatted for this μEZGUI (zip)

Support
Support

Once you’ve picked up your µEZ GUI, FDI is with you every step of the way. We offer support and documentation on our forums.


µEZ Software

Quick Start GUI Program
  • Customer Provides Menu Inputs
  • Photoshop, PowerPoint or even napkin drawings
  • Simple Menus and Functions usually less than 8 screens
  • 1-2 week turnaround for $5,000 or less
  • Customer starts API level application development immediately

Expansion Boards

Do not forget to look at our expansion boards
Adds: Ethernet, USB Host, RS232/RS485, AC Power