Embedded World giveaway board update! Processor will have 2MB Flash, 512KB RAM and 2x CAN


After our blogging about the Embedded World giveaway board, there was short discussion / comments after the post that it would be great the PIC32 on the board to have more RAM and CAN and do you know what?

Microchip is reading this blog too 🙂 as today we got message that they decided to upgrade the processor for this board to PIC32MZ2048EFH064-I/PT which is with 2MB of Flash, 512KB of RAM and dual CAN!

Now you should have got idea why this company is expanding and grow so fast – they are flexible and their managers obviously have freedom to take prompt decision!

It took them less than 24 hours to react and change the processor on board so you guys will benefit from PIC32 which beside Ethernet also have dual CAN and x4 times more RAM and FLASH than what originally was planned!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. boxless
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 17:49:25

    Simply great! No more words are needed 🙂


  2. Heinz
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 20:00:35

    great, good platform do make some CAN based projects.


  3. Kees Zagers
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 21:04:51

    I probably can convince my boss (also known as my wife) now to book a trip to Nuremburg next month.


  4. max
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 21:37:00

    I had so many bad experience with Microchip because there tools suck as hell ! Should I try it again with an Olimex board ?


  5. SK
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 22:56:00

    LiteBSD fans should be happy 🙂

    LiteBSD seems way more interesitng than RetroBSD, because it has TCP/IP stack 😉 And with a such plentiful set of peripherals and I/O many interesting projects will be possbile.


  6. 98yh2
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 23:51:13

    Does this change only affect the giveaway boards or also those that will be for purchase?


  7. Marc Rupprath
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 16:58:50

    Why not update the current Olimex PIC32MZ Board like that ?


  8. Heinz
    Mar 15, 2016 @ 14:19:21

    Hello SK,
    Have you got one of the boards yet? I like to get in contact with you to put LiteBSD on my board.


  9. Heinz-Jürgen oertel
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 19:45:11

    Did anyone check if CAN is working on the board? That means, if the CAN transceiver is connected correctly to the CAN peripheral pins?


  10. Heinz-Jürgen Oertel
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 19:47:44

    Did anyone use CAN on the board and can confirm that CAN is working? That means that the CAN transceiver is correctly connected to the CAN peripheral pins.


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