RoadTest: Embedded Pi
Evaluation Type: Evaluation Boards
Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: False
What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Microchip 18F8722 Device previously evaluated
What were the biggest problems encountered?: The only problem I encountered was needing to create a new cable from the SWD debugger to the Embedded Pi Board JP2
Received Embedded Pi, no software included but free development tools for STM32 Cortex M3 Arm processor are available for download. My review is focused on creating a stand alone application with the STM32 processor
These are the steps I used before creating my application:
The Embedded Pi is capable of interfacing with the Raspberry Pi, Arduino Shields, and running stand alone as an ARM Processor system. My review focused on the stand alone aspect of the Embedded Pi board and I have no issues to report. The CooCox development tools worked great from downloading/installing to developing my application. My debugger interfaced with the board flawlessly.
I completely reviewed the Embedded Pi schematic and mythology with connecting to the Raspberry Pi and Arduino Shields and even though I only worked on the STM processor alone I foresee no issues with using the Embedded Pi board as intended by the manufacturer.
The Embedded Pi User manual and schematics supplied by downloading from CooCox was very well organized and easy to follow and find the required information.
I have previously reviewed Microchip and Atmel devices on my own and to have a chance to evaluate the Embedded Pi board with the STM Arm 32 processor was a pleasure. When comparing the board against other platforms I give it high marks. I had trouble with other platforms for evaluating and by having no trouble with this board I give it an A+