Inkplate 6 MOTION STM32-powered wireless e-paper display offers higher resolution and faster refresh rates (Crowdfunding)

Inkplate 6 MOTION with enclosure

The Inkplate 6 MOTION is a new product from Soldered Electronics in their Inkplate series of wireless e-paper displays. It is a 6-inch e-paper display with a partial refresh rate of 11fps which reduces obvious latency in rendering dynamic content such as videos, animations, and scrolling text. The display is driven by an STMicroelectronics dual-core STM32H743 microcontroller, with an ESP32-C3 as a secondary processor. It features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for networking and a host of peripheral interfaces for physical connectivity. It includes several sensors such as a rotary encoder for quick navigation, a gravitational accelerometer with a gyroscope for tracking device orientation, and a motion detection sensor. We covered the original Inkplate 6 display when it launched on Crowd Supply in 2019. The Inkplate 6 is much less expensive than the new model but has a lower screen resolution (800 x 600 px) and slower refresh rates (256ms). Furthermore, it […]

Easily build a robot car with the Car Base Board for the STM32F411 “Black Pill” board

Car Base Board Mounted PCB chassis

The Car Base Board from Applying Microcontroller Solutions is a modular platform for building robot car projects powered by the WeAct Studio Black Pill development board. The Black Pill board is an upgrade to the “Blue Pill 2” board and features the STM32F411CEU6 microcontroller running at 100MHz with 512 KB of flash memory, 128 KB SRAM, and a USB Type-C port for power and programming. The Care Base Board printed circuit board is a base controller that takes hardware expansions such as wireless modules, servos, and sensors to monitor and control a robot car. The onboard headers provide a straightforward way to wire these connections and help prevent a tangled mess (rat’s nest) of wires. The PCB’s design makes it easy to use widely-available, “generic” devices and boards in development and to power all of them with batteries. It also allows the developer to select their favorite wireless communication device. […]

M5Stack CoreMP135 – A Linux-powered industrial controller based on STM32MP135 Cortex-A7 MPU

M5Stack CoreMP135 industrial control host

M5Stack CoreMP135 is an industrial control host powered by the STM32MP135DAE7 Arm Cortex-A7 core microprocessor running at 1GHz, equipped with up to 512MB DDR3L SDRAM memory, and loaded with high-performance interfaces such as two Gigabit Ethernet ports, three USB ports, two CAN FD interfaces, two Grove interfaces, and an “HD” video output. An integrated PWR485 communication board bundles a 9V to 24V power input and an RS485 interface. The device also features a microSD card slot for storage, a small IPS capacitive touch screen, and a 1W speaker for human-machine interaction. The CoreMP135 is designed for low-power consumption and uses an Allwinner AXP2101 chip for power management. It supports scheduled wake-up and sleep with an integrated real-time clock (BM8563 module). The device runs Linux and comes with a microSD card loaded with the Debian operating system, simplifying setup and allowing usage out of the box. A DIN rail base plate […]

$15 Waveshare 1.69-inch IPS touch LCD module works with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP32, STM32, and other platforms

Waveshare 1.69-inch Round IPS LCD Display Module with Touch Panel

The Waveshare 1.69-inch IPS touch LCD is a 1.69-inch rounded display with 240×280 resolution and a 262K color range. The display driver (ST7789V2) and touch controller (CST816T) are integrated on-board and rely on SPI and I2C interfaces that make it compatible with popular platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP32, STM32, and more. Previously we have covered many similar display modules like the MaTouch ESP32-S3, T-RGB ESP32-S3, and ESP32-S3 Round SPI TFT. Feel free to check these out if you are looking for a specific rounded display product. Waveshare 1.69-inch IPS touch LCD specifications Display 1.69-inch round LCD with 240×280 resolution and IPS panel. 262K color depth Display Driver –  ST7789V2 SPI display driver Touch Control – CST816T I2C capacitive touch controller for responsive input. Onboard Logic Level Converter  – Onboard voltage translator for 3.3V/5V power, works with Raspberry Pi, ESP32-S3, Raspberry Pi Pico, Arduino, STM32, and more. Dimensions – 41.13 x 33.13 […]

Industrial control board combines Raspberry Pi CM4/CM5 with STM32H7 MCU for real-time control

Industrial control board Raspberry Pi CM4 CM5

Paisley Microsystems PMC-C-CMX is a DIN-Rail mountable industrial control board taking a Raspberry Pi CM4 or CM5 (once launched), equipped with an STM32H7 Arm Cortex-M7 microcontroller for real-time control. The carrier board integrates features such as wide voltage input (7 to 55V DC),  an M.2 PCIe Gen 3 Key-B and Key-M sockets with cellular option, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and MIPI DSI display interfaces, twp MIPI CSI camera interfaces, and several headers and connectors with RS485, GPIO, I2S, SPI, and more connected to either the Raspberry Pi Compute Module or the STM32H7 MCU. Paisley Microsystems PMC-C-CMX specifications: Supported system-on-modules – Raspberry Pi CM4 or upcoming Raspberry Pi CM5 MCU – STMicro STM32H7B0 Arm Cortex-M7 microcontroller up to 280 MHz with 128KB flash, 1.4MB SRAM MCU <-> CM communication – UART and/or SPI Video Output 2x HDMI ports up to 4Kp60 2x MIPI DSI connectors Camera input – 2x MIPI CSI connectors […]

“MaUWB_DW3000 with STM32 AT Command” Review – Using Arduino to test UWB range, precision, indoor positioning

mauwb dw3000 st tag test

Hello, the device I am going to review is the MaUWB_DW3000 with STM32 AT Command. This is an Ultra-wideband (UWB) module from MakerFabs. The core UWB module on this board is the DW3000 UWB transceiver, and it is also equipped with an ESP32 microcontroller programmable with the Arduino IDE, as well as OLED display. The manufacturer claims that this UWB board resolves multiple anchors and tags mutual conflicts and supports up to 8 anchors and 64 tags. Additionally, the manufacturer has added an STM32 microcontroller to handle UWB multiplexing, allowing users to control the core UWB module by simply sending AT commands from an ESP32 microcontroller to the STM32 microcontroller. More information about this UWB board can be found on the manufacturer’s website. “MaUWB_DW3000 with STM32 AT Command” unboxing MakerFabs sent the package to me from China. Inside the package, there were 4 sets of the MaUWB_DW3000 with STM32 AT […]

Octavo OSD32MP2 System-in-Package (SiP) packs an STM32MP25 SoC, DDR4, EEPROM, and passive components into a single chip

Octava Systems OSD32MP2 SiP

Octavo Systems OSD32MP2 is a family of two System-in-Package (SiP) modules, comprised of the OSD32MP2 and OSD32MP2-PM, based on the STMicro STM32MP25 Arm Cortex-A35/M33 AI processor, DDR4 memory, and various components to reduce the complexity, size, and total cost of ownership of solutions based on the STM32MP2 chips. The OSD32MP2 is a larger, yet still compact, 21x21mm package with the STM32MP25, DDR4, EEPROM, oscillators, PMIC, passive components, and an optional RTC, while the OSD32MP2-PM is even smaller at 14x9mm and combines the STM32MP25, DDR4, and passive components in a single chip. OSD32MP2 specifications: SoC – STMicro STM32MP25 CPU – Up to 2x 64-bit Arm Cortex-A35 @ 1.5 GHz MCU 1x Cortex-M33 @ 400 MHz with FPU/MPU; 1x Cortex M0+ @ 200 MHz in SmartRun domain GPU – VeriSilicon 3D GPU @ 900 MHz with OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.2 APIs support VPU – 1080p60 H.264, VP8 video decoder/encoder Neural […]

Arduino announces the Pro 4G Module and Portenta Mid Carrier board at Embedded World 2024

Arduino Pro Portenta Mid carrier and 4G Module

Arduino has announced two new products that are part of the Arduino Pro family at Embedded World 2024: the Arduino Pro 4G Module and Arduino Portenta Mid Carrier board. Arduino Pro 4G module Two variants of the mini PCIe module are available: one global and one for the EMEA and Southeast Asia markets with similar interfaces, but based on different Quectel modules, and the global model also supports GNSS. Specifications: Both also support 3G/2G fallback if 4G LTE network connectivity is out of range. The 4G LTE module works with Arduino Pro carrier boards featuring a mini PCIe connector such as the Max Carrier and the new Mid Carrier which we will be covering below. More information can be found on the documentation website and product page. The Arduino Pro 4G module global goes for $65 while the EMEA version sells for 29 Euros. Those prices are without antennas which […]