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Flowcode Team,

Will you be bringing out a PIC32 development board because their is not many decent development boards on the market.

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Thanks for the suggestion, Wayne.

We want to support PIC32s better within Flowcode and E-blocks, but we have no immediate plans. We'll will look at what we can do. Is there any particular chip or family of devices you would like?

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Hi Benj,

No but would like to start on the basic and then go to some advanced fetchers.

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wayne millard wrote:No but would like to start on the basic and then go to some advanced fetchers.
Hi
My advise would be to go for something like the chipKit board they are cheap ,Powerfull and are supported in FC7
http://store.digilentinc.com/chipkit-uc ... s-retired/
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I've got the chipkit board myself.(though not got round to anything serious with it yet)

I agree with Qmesar , Its a nice little board and having the compatibility with Arduino shields makes it very versatile. Plus its reasonably priced.

I think the main problem with the 32 bit devices is they are almost all SMD which makes it difficult to produce a dev board with changeable devices.
Maybe a small range of chips supplied on plug in daughter boards, or a blank daughter board for users who have the capability to solder the devices. But these options all add cost.

I appreciate Matrix have to consider costs and how many users need a 32bit device. Beginners would most likely stick to 8 bit or maybe the 16bit DIP board.
1 in 10 people understand binary, the other one doesn't !

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Hi Guys,

Last year I bought two Microchip Explorer-16/32 board for a special introduction price at Microchip Direct.

For hardware developers who can spend some more, approx Euro 70,- this is an excelent starting point for 16 and 32 bit mcu's projects.
The board has no fixed mcu. you can order several PIC mcu's (PIM modules MA32xxxx Euro 22,-) to put on.
I use it for first try-outs and problem fixing.

PicKit programmer, RS232 I/O, switches, leds and display on board.

http://www.microchipdirect.com/products ... DM240001-2
http://www.microchipdirect.com/products ... DM240001-3
http://www.microchip.com/developmenttoo ... dm240001-3

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