Expansion Board for µEZGUIs with full 70-pin breakout and USB, Ethernet, audio, microSD, I2C, serial, FET, etc – µEZGUI-EXP-DK

µEZ GUI Expansion Board with multiple communication interfaces including USB Host & Device, Ethernet, CAN, RS232/485, I2S Audio, High Speed MicroSD, PMOD interface, optional Wi-Fi & Power over Ethernet (PoE).

Part #: µEZGUI-EXP-DK
MSRP (Qty 1): $165.00

Status: In Production
Production guaranteed: Until 2028
Warranty: 1 Year (Extended available)

  • USB Host/Device, CAN, RS232, RS485, Ethernet, PMOD, FET Driver, Potentiometer, 4-bit micro-SD, ALS, DAC/I2S Audio AMP with on board speaker
  • Fine pitch 70-pin flex cable connection to µEZ GUI unit
  • DC Power Jack (7 - 24 VDC input)
  • Optional DALI port, PoE

>> See the brochure
Overview
Overview

uEZGUI The µEZGUI-EXP-DK is designed to provide full hardware and connector support for most of the standard communications, I/O and interface options available on the 70-pin uEZ GUI Expansion Headers. This board is designed to turn the uEZ GUI unit into a full blown Hardware Development Kit, and allow customers to quickly test and prototype their application specific firmware before custom Expansion Board hardware is available. This board includes a 7-24V center positive 2.1mm barrel plug for power.


µEZGUI-EXP-DK Kit Contents
  • µEZGUI-EXP-DK Board
  • 50-Pin Flex Cable
  • 20-Pin Flex Cable

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
  • USB Host
  • USB Device
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Optional Power over Ethernet
  • CAN Port
  • RS232 via DB9 female connector
  • RS485 via DB9 female connector
  • Optional DALI port
  • Audio amplifier with on board speaker connection and digital volume control
  • Audio options for both DAC or I2S audio
  • I2C Multiplexer
  • Fine pitch 50-pin and 20-pin flex cable connection to µEZ GUI unit
  • DC Power Jack (7 – 24 VDC input)
  • PMOD Type 2A header
  • FET driver with PWM connection
  • Potentiometer connected to ADC input
Documentation
Current Documentation – Rev 1.0

Download all current documentation (zip)

TitleTypeFormatDate 
BrochureBrochurepdf07/11/2013
User's ManualUser's Manualpdf11/20/2015
Interactive Online uEZ GUI API Library (By Doxygen)Interactive Online uEZ GUI API Library (By Doxygen)Online03/29/2016
Latest SchematicSchematicpdf05/24/2013
Latest ECODocumentpdf07/08/2014
Latest PCNDocumentpdf07/08/2014
JTAG Programming uEZ GUIs
Engineering Guidepdf08/13/2015
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