Review: Digilent ChipKIT Uno32 and Max32


Digilent ChipKIT Uno32 and Max32. Pic32 Arduino Compatible

Last week we posted an image of Digilent’s new 100% Arduino Mega Compatible dev board dubbed Max32. Normally a new Arduino board would not be news worthy, but this one is based around a Microchip Pic32 instead of one of Atmel’s AVR Chips. I won’t lie, we have known about this board for a couple of weeks now. In fact Microchip’s PR department contacted us about receiving a sample board along with an invite to attend their official online launch and press conference which was held about 2 hours ago. Keep reading to find out some interesting facts about Digilent’s new MCU boards the MAX32 and Uno32. The Testing Samples [node:read-more:link]


Review: Digilent Cerebot MX4 cK

Digilent Cerebot 32MX4 cK review on TheMakersWorkbench

Digilent Inc Logo Cerebot MX4 cK


Last spring Digilent released the chipKIT line of development boards which were the first PIC32 based Arduino compatible development boards. It was no surprise that they were a huge success among the DIY / Maker community. Building off of thes success of the first chipKIT boards; the Uno32 and Max32, Digilent revamped their Cerebot line of PIC32 microcontroller trainer boards. The Cerebot MX3 cK, Cerebot MX4 cK, and Cerebot MX7 cK boards have officially replaced the Cerebot 32MX4 and Cerebot 32MX7 boards. Today we are going to take a quick look at the Cerebot MX4 cK and upload a few sketches from both Digilents Arduino based MPIDE and Microchip's MPLAB X. [node:read-more:link]


Review: Digilent Pmod OLED Display Part 1 - Overview

Digilent Pmod OLED review


Digilent Inc


Digilent has become a common name in the DIY / Maker commuity in the last year with the introduction of their PIC32 based Arduino compatible development boards dubbed chipKIT. Recently they updated their CEREBOT line of development boards to be fully compatible with chipKIT and MPIDE. The CEREBOT cK design incorporates numerous 12 pin headers spaced evenly around the exterrior of the PCB. These headers are specfically designed to accept Digilents break out modules named Peripheral Modules or Pmod for short. Today we begin a series of reviews based around the Digilent Pmod line, so sit back, relax and get your geek on as we show you the ins and outs of the Digilent Pmod OLED.




Digilent Releases Chipkit Compatible Cerebot Development Boards.

Digilent Cerebot MX7cK

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Digilent®, Inc. today announced several new 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller (MCU)-based Cerebot™ development boards with prototyping capabilities for the Arduino™ compatible chipKIT™ development platform.  The Cerebot™ MX3cK, Cerebot MX4cK and Cerebot MX7cK (MX3/4/7) boards provide a single, general-purpose development platform for users to develop a wide range of 32-bit MCU applications using the free, Arduino-compatible chipKIT IDE—called the Multi-Platform IDE, or “MPIDE.”  Users can later migrate to development tools that are more widely recognized in the industry, such as Microchip’s MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB C Compiler for PIC32 MCUs.  The Cerebot MX3/4/7cK boards break free from the traditional Arduino form factor, providing flexible pin access and connectivity with Digilent’s line of Pmod™ Peripheral Modules. 

Digilent Pmods invade our workbench and and bring their Cerebot overloards along for the ride!

Digilent Cerebot 32MX7

Back in May we were the first to formally introduce you to Digilent's chipKIT line of Arduino compatible PIC32 based development boards. Digilent liked our coverage so much that they sent an army of their Pmods led by their Cerebot masters to take over our workbench. We have a ton of stuff to cover from Digilent in the coming weeks and if they manufacture something you would like to see covered here on TheMakersWorkbench just let us know in the comments and we will do our best to give it a full write up... Keep reading after the jump. [node:read-more:link]