Recently we highlighted the $5 Longan Nano, a development kit released by Sipeed for the Gigadevice GD32V RISC-V family of microcontrollers. The Sipeed Longan Nano is powered by the GigaDevice’s GD32VF103CBT6, based on Nucleisys Bumblebee kernel (support RV32IMAC instruction sets and ECLIC rapid interrupt).
Seeed Studio is currently on this quest for expanding the Gigadevice GD32V RISC-V ecosystem with the launch of the SeeedStudio GD32 RISC-V kit with LCD.
The Seeed Studio development kit is based on the SeeedStudio GD32 RISC-V Dev Board and a 2.8 inch 240×320 pixel resistive LCD screen. The Seeed Studio GD32 RISC-V Dev Board is based on the 32-bit general-purpose GD32VF103VBT6 MCU, which can run at up to 108MHz. It comes with a 128KB on-chip Flash memory, and a 32KB SRAM memory.
The development board comes with a total of 80 GPIOs, an onboard 8MB Flash and 256 Byte EEPROM, a staggering amount resources for this low-cost embedded development board. The board also includes an LCD port, a USB Type C, a TF card slot, two user buttons, and three user-accessible LEDs.
- GD32VF103VBT6 RISC-V MCU @108MHz
- 128KB on-chip Flash + 8MB onboard Flash
- LCD Interface: 16-bit 8080 interface and SPI touch screen control interface
- USB Type C
- GUI support
Seeed Studio development kit supports the PlatformIO IDE and the Arduino framework, so users with knowledge of either can develop and directly compile and run the programs on the board.
In addition, with this product, we have brought surprises to the developers who are interested in RISC-V, We support Seeed_Arduino_LCDfor this product, which is a lightweight GUI based on Bodmer’s TFT_eSPI. You can use the TFT_eSPI API to develop your own products, and you can take applications based on TFT_eSPI and run them directly.
The Seeed Studio development kit is available for pre-order on the Seeedstudio product page for $15.90. The product availability is scheduled for Nov 14th, 2019. The SeeedStudio GD32 RISC-V Dev Board can also be purchased individually without necessarily paying for the whole kit. The dev board is available for pre-order for $6.90, with an estimated availability for Nov 18th, 2019.
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