If you want to explore high performance STM32 MCU running at 480 MHz and finding it difficult to get a low cost development for the same? also looking for good amount of RAM and Flash on board? this post is for you.
San Diego-based musical maker collective Electrosmith is crowdfunding for Daisy, an embedded platform designed specifically for electronic music — based on the STMicroelectronics STM32 with 64MB of SDRAM and 8MB of flash memory.
The board is specifically design for developers building projects for Audio.
- STMicroelectronics ARM Cortex-M7 MCU @ 480MHz
- 64MB SDRAM
- 8MB Flash
- 12-bit Digital to Analog Converters(x2)
- SD Card interface on the header
- IOs on single line header ob both sides:
- 32 total GPIO pins which can be configured as standard GPIO or one of several alternate functions including 16-bit Analog to Digital Converters(x12)
- PWM outputs
- Serial protocols for connecting to external sensors and devices including SPI, UART, I2S, and I2C
- Dedicated VIN pin for power (input range from 4v to 17v)
- Micro USB port along with additional USB pins for full OTG-support as host and device.
- USB port is used for power, firmware update, and debugging.
User can program the board using C/C++, Arduino platform, Max / MSP Gen~, Pure Data (export using Heavy).
Documentation, and examples are hosted on our Github repository for easy download. All firmware that we develop is released for free under a permissive open source license(MIT). Check out the DaisySP library is available here.
Cost of the board
Daisy Board is priced at 29.95$ and shipment is from ~5 – 15$.
I have already ordered one unit to explore the features. I don’t have plans for a audio project but the same board could be very useful for any data intensive product like some signal processing, algorithm development, etc.
Where to buy?
You can buy this board and other kits from their website.
News Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/electro-smith/daisy-an-embedded-platform-for-music
There is another interesting board for STM32F7 Series MCU, you might want to explore. Check link below.
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