EasyPIC Fusion v7

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EasyPIC Fusion™ v7 – the most complete development board for dsPIC , PIC24 and PIC32!
Over the years Microchip have shipped nearly 1.5 Million development tools to their customers – mostly low cost tools that simplify and accelerate the design- in of Microchip’s  MCUs, analog and memory parts. Microchip encourages 3rd Party Tool providers to participate in the development and production of additional tools . MikroElektronika is probably one of the most  trusted Third Party Tool providers Microchip  have  with  products ranging  from simple starter boards , PIC based PLCs, Compilers, Debuggers through to highly integrated platforms that require little addition hardware.
EasyPIC Fusion™ v7 is Mikroe’s latest PIC® MCU  platform  and combines support for three different Microchip architectures: dsPIC33, PIC24 and PIC32 on  a single development board . It contains many on-board modules, including Multimedia, Ethernet, USB, CAN and others. An on-board mikroProg™ programmer and debugger supports 65 microcontrollers via MCU cards.
Engineers, Students who already have Microchip PICKits or ICDs are not forgotten since the board includes an RJ-12 socket.

As you can see from  the photo – this board contains almost everything  you might need and provides access to all of the MCU pins / peripherals . Code development can be done using Mikroe’s  excellent  MikroeC , MikroeBasic , MikroePascal compliers or Microchip’s new MPLAB XC compilers.
For the Roadtest, Mikroe will be providing the EasyPIC Fusion™ v7 board populated with a PIC32MX7 MCU card + they have kindly bundled a MikroC compiler for PIC32 . Road test boards will be pre programmed with various applications providing an exciting ‘out of the box’ experience.
Webinar
mikroElektronika will be hosting a webinar on the EasyPIC Fusion™ v7 on July 3. EasyPIC Fusion v7 - Development platform for dsPIC33, PIC24 and PIC32.
Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the product.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future Road Tests.
Comment List
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  • Hello Xavier,

     

    I also received the board last month, but I was out of station and came back last week.

    I just had started getting around with it and many thanks for the information which you have shared here. It was really useful.

    and please let me know that where I can upload that demo app firmware.

     

    Sujith

  • Thanks Christian, I received the board yesterday and played a bit with it.

     

    I will write the review as soon as possible, but before, I'd like to share a problem I encountered.

     

    It appear that MikroElektronika recently changed the display on their TFT Board and they don't have the same controller so the Examples provided with the mikroC compiler were no longer compatible with the new controller.

    It require a simple change in every project to make them compatible, I had to replace every TFT_Init instructions by TFT_Init_ILI9341_8bit.

    Otherwise, the examples file provided on their product page (http://www.mikroe.com/easypic-fusion/) contains a new directory named "9A display" which is the revision of the newer TFT display.

     

    The board was preloaded with a demo firmware, however after programming the new examples, I wasn't able to find back the one which was preloaded, so before programming anything, consider reading and saving the original one ! If someone can send it to me, it would be very kind of him.

     

    In the hope this will be usefull for the other roadtesters !

  • Thanks Christian,

     

    My board arrived today and will commence roadtesting shortly.

     

    Malcolm Whinfield

  • This is a very interesting and full of features board. I am keen to see the reviews on this one.

  • I'm pleased to say that all the kits for this RoadTest have shipped and the Testers have received their tracking numbers.

     

    Thanks again.

  • Many thanks to Christian and all other team members who made my first RoadTest possible with such an exciting fully loaded product.

  • Many thanks to everyone who made my first roadtest possible with such a great development kit !

    I can't wait receiving the kit and writing its review !

     

    Xavier

  • Highly excited. to play with a dev board like Fusion v7, which has been nominated for embedded award 2013 would be a great opportunity to explore and implement new ideas. Thanks to everyone involved in this RoadTest for giving me this opportunity and I WILL try my best to provide quality review for this board.

  • Many thanks Christian, Element14 and mikroElektronika for the opportunity to evaluate this product.