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Easy GSM Kit 3 - Tiva C Series: EasyMx Board, GL865-QUAD, C IDE US$515.20

Easy GSM Kit 3 - Tiva C Series: EasyMx Board, GL865-QUAD, C IDE

The Easy GSM Kit 3 for Tiva C Series offers a complete solution for creating GSM/GPRS devices using an ARM Cortex-M4F processor programmed in C.

The bundle consists of the following items at a discount:

  • EasyMx PRO v7 for Tiva C Series Development Board with built-in programmer (ships with TM4C129XNCZAD ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller module, LCD touch screen, USB cable, printed documentation, and a DVD-ROM with documentation and code examples)
  • mikroC PRO for ARM Compiler and IDE, with a USB license dongle
  • GSM Click board which features a Telit GL865-QUAD IC and an SMA connector
  • SmartPROTO board you can use to build your own circuit and connect it to the EasyMx
  • EasyConnect boards you can use to connect external electronics to the EasyMx
  • Plastic stylus for use with the TFT LCD
  • DS18S20+ digital temperature sensor which plugs into the EasyMx
  • Small GSM antenna with right-angle SMA connector (MIKROE-275 or CEL-00675)
  • Larger GSM antenna with 2m cable terminating in SMA connector (MIKROE-373)
  • 2GB microSD card with adapter
Please see those individual product pages for full details, downloadable documentation, etc. Also, note that you will have to solder headers to the Click board before you can plug it into the EasyMx PRO board. The headers are included loose.

EasyMx v7 Board Overview

EasyMx PRO v7 for Tiva C Series is a development board for TM4C ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers. It comes with a TM4C129XNCZAD on a plug-in CPU module. The board contains many on-board peripherals necessary for development of a variety of applications, including multimedia, Ethernet, USB, CAN, etc.

The board is built with 4-layer PCB routing to achieve excellent signal quality, which is important for SPI and other communication lines running at high speeds. It includes multimedia peripherals such as TFT touch screen, stereo MP3 codec with Headphone and Microphone jacks, microSD slot and Navigation switch.

There are plenty of communication modules on board too: USB Host and Device connectors, two USB-UARTs, Ethernet and CAN module. Two mikroBUS sockets enable you to add Click Boards easily. The board features nine Input/Output PORT groups with IDC10 headers, buttons and LEDs.

No external programming hardware is required, for the board contains a built-in mikroProg fast USB 2.0 programmer and hardware debugger.

CPU Module TM4C129XNCZAD ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller operating at 120 MHz, with 1024 KB Flash memory, 265 KB single-cycle SRAM, integrated Ethernet controller with PHY, USB 2.0 (OTG/Host/Device), 140 GPIO, seven 16/32-bit timers, two 12-bit 24-channel ADCs, 12-bit DAC, eight UARTs, RTC, 10x I2C, four SPI, and two CAN controllers. The module also includes a 25MHz crystal oscillator that provides clock frequency, and a 32.768kHz external crystal for the RTC and the MCU's hibernation function. This CPU Module can be replaced with one containing a different CPU.
3.3V power supply Board can be powered over USB cable or via an external power supply (barrel connector or screw terminals) at 9-32V DC or 7-23V AC.
mikroProg The on-board mikroProg in-circuit debugger/programmer supports over 55 ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers from the Texas Instruments Tiva C Series. It allows you to program the microcontroller on the board via USB cable. The board also has a Cortex Debug connector that supports JTAG, Serial Wire Debug, and Serial Wire Viewer operations with your own external programmer.
Ethernet connector RJ45 connector gives you access to the on-chip Ethernet controller of compatible devices.
Audio connectors 3.5mm jacks enable you to connect headphones and a microphone to the on-board audio codec chip.
mikroBUS sockets Two mikroBUS sockets allow you to use plug-and-play Click Boards to add peripheral functions.
Reset button High-quality reset button and circuit ensures stable reset operation.
Serial Flash You can store up to 8 Mbits of data in the on-board M25P80 SPI Flash memory.
I2C EEPROM You can store up to 8x256 bytes of configuration or other data into the on-board 24AA01 Serial EEPROM.
Stereo MP3 codec The VS1053 MPEG audio codec with SPI interface is available for audio input and output. It supports many formats.
Piezo buzzer The piezo buzzer can be connected to two digital output pins, one of which is the PWM output.
ADC potentiometer You can simulate analog inputs using the on-board potentiometer. Jumpers allow you to set which input pin it is connected to.
Temperature sensor support The board has sockets for installing a DS1820 digital temperature sensor and an LM35 analog temperature sensor. This kit includes a DS1820.
USB-UART connectors Two USB connectors with FTDI USB-UART chips allow you to connect the board to a PC or other devices via virtual serial ports.
USB Host connector You can connect USB devices as a slave to the board, e.g. Flash drives, cameras, MP3 players, etc.
USB Device connector You can connect this board as a slave to a PC or other USB Host via fast USB2.0 interface.
LCD with Touch Panel The board includes a 320240-pixel TFT color LCD with touch screen. A touch panel controller and a backlight controller are on board also. The TFT display can be replaced with a 12864-pixel monochromatic GLCD (sold separately), for which a potentiometer is provided to set contrast level.
Navigation switch This small joystick can be used for navigating on-screen menus or as a generic input device.
microSD card slot You can store large amounts of data externally on a microSD card using SPI communication. This kit includes a 2GB card.
CAN controller The board has an MCP2551 CAN controller and screw terminals.
Tri-state DIP switches Three-position DIP switches allow you to enable a 4K7 pull-up or pull-down resistor on any desired port pin.
Push buttons & LEDs Buttons and LEDs in each input/output group enable you to have digital inputs on each port pin. That's 67 buttons & LEDs in total.
Button press level Three-position DIP switches allow you to pull up or pull down the buttons in each input/output group.
Port headers Two male IDC10 port headers are available for each input/output group one row of headers on the bottom edge, one row on the right edge of the board.
Oscilloscope GND pins Three GND pins are available on the board for easy connection to GND reference when using oscilloscope probes.

There are more than 160 accessory boards you can find among the mikroElektronika Accessory Boards category and its subcategories that contain add-ons that plug into the IDC10 and mikroBUS interfaces on the EasyMx board.

mikroC for ARM Overview

mikroC PRO for ARM is a full-featured C compiler for ARM Cortex-M0, ARM Cortex-M3, ARM Cortex-M4 and ARM Cortex-M7 devices in the Texas Instruments Stellaris and Tiva C series, and the STMicroelectronics STM32 series. It features an intuitive IDE, a powerful compiler, an advanced text editor, lots of hardware and software libraries, and additional tools that will help you in your work. The compiler comes with a comprehensive Help file (700 pages) and lots of ready-to-use examples designed to get you started in no time.

Each compiler license includes free upgrades and tech support for the lifetime of the product. The software features a Live Update service so you can get new features and improvements instantly.

The compiler is designed to be smart and efficient, so you can rely on it to do the hard work. It features SSA optimizations that can reduce your code size up to 40 percent. Standard header files are included that make it easy to port your code from other C compilers.

Please review the mikroC Order Page for a detailed list of features, documentation, and a downloadable demo version.

Changing the CPU

You can get an extra CPU module or an alternative CPU module using the add-on options below. If you have a specific other Tiva C microcontroller that you want to use, empty MCU cards are available for you to assemble with your own MCU and components.

Optional Recommended Products for this Item
TM4C129XNCZAD MCU Card for EasyMx PRO v7 for Tiva C Series+ US$29.00
TM4C123GH6PZI MCU Card for EasyMx PRO v7 for Tiva C Series+ US$25.00
TM4C123GH6PMI MCU Card for EasyMx PRO v7 for Tiva C Series+ US$25.00
Temperature Sensor, Analog, C Calibrated, LM35DZ, TO-92 Package+ US$1.87
Power Supply 3-12V DC, U.S. plug, 6 connection tips+ US$11.00
Power Supply 3-12V DC, US/UK/Euro/AU Plugs, 100-240VAC+ US$13.00
Ethernet Cable, CAT5E 350MHz Unshielded, 7ft.+ US$3.60
Ethernet Crossover Cable, CAT5E 350MHz Unshielded, 5ft.+ US$7.00
USB 2.0 Cable, 6ft., A-Male / B-Male+ US$6.00
USB 2.0 Cable, 6ft. A-Male / Mini-USB (5-pin) B-Male+ US$6.00
USB 2.0 Cable, 6ft. A-Male / Micro-USB (5-pin) B-Male+ US$6.00
Visual TFT GUI Design Software w/ Templates for mikroElektronika+ US$99.00
Graphic LCD 12864 with Touch Screen, Negative Blue, White B/L+ US$24.00
GLCD Design Software for mikroElektronika Boards, Key File+ US$99.00
GLCD Design Software for mikroElektronika Boards, USB Dongle+ US$99.00

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 17 July, 2014.


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