FTDI Chip technology partner MikroElektronika has announced the release of a complete ecosystem of development products to support the FT90X series of 32-bit application-optimized microcontroller units (MCUs). Through these products, which incorporate both hardware and software elements, engineers will be able to harness the full potential of FT90X MCU devices and make more inspiring embedded system designs.
MikroElektronika’s comprehensive FT90X ecosystem consists of:
- The 266mm x 220mm format EasyFT90X development board, which has an FT900 MCU, on-board CMOS camera, 3.5–inch 320×240 pixel resolution TFT display with touch screen, a microSD card slot and a vast array of I/O options, allowing it to interface with a variety of different external sensors and other items of hardware. Also included on this board are a mikroProg Fast USB 2.0 programmer and an in-circuit debugger, plus a range of simple MikroElektronika compiler examples. The board has a power consumption of less than 80mA if peripheral modules are not connected.
- The credit card-sized Clicker 2 board which can connect to an ever-expanding variety of different add-on modules called click™ boards (with over 100 to choose from currently) via its two mikroBUS™ sockets. As well as an FT90X MCU (preprogrammed with a USB-HID bootloader), a USB Mini-B connector, 2 LED indicators, 2 configurable pushbuttons, plus 32kHz and 12MHz oscillators are featured.
- Covering all three main programming languages, the mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal compilers fully support the FT90X and are suitable for use with both the EasyFT90X and Clicker 2 boards, as well as for standalone FT90X system designs. These are the first dedicated FT90X compilers on the market. They support more than 500 functions and have more than 150 examples out of the box, making them easy to use.
Finally, mikroProg for FT90X is a fast programmer and hardware debugger for FT90X devices, and it is especially well suited for use together with the compilers.