Digilent Announces New Pmod Enabling Arduino/Digilent Interface

(PresseBox) (Pullman, Washington, USA, ) Digilent has announced expanded capabilities for the chipKIT development platform for the Arduino community. The company has released another shield, the chipKIT Pmod Shield-Uno. This shield provides circuitry and connectors to enable Digilent peripheral modules (Pmods) to be used with the chipKIT Uno32.

“The Pmod Shield-Uno bridges the connection between chipKIT and Digilent Pmods. Professionals, hobbyists, and academics can now build both simple and advanced chipKIT-based projects with over 50 different Digilent Pmods,” said Clint Cole, president of Digilent.

Digilent Pmods include sensors, WiFi and Bluetooth interfaces, rotary encoders, LED displays, keypads, joy sticks, data acquisition & conversion, connectors, external memory, and much more.

The Pmod Shield-Uno has five 2x6 Pmod connectors. It also provides access to the I/O connectors on the Uno32 as well as connecting to the I2C bus supported by the Uno32. When used together, the Pmod Shield-Uno and the Uno32 let both Arduino-style shields and Digilent Pmods use all the features of the Microchip PIC32MX320F128H microcontroller on the Uno32.

Digilent’s chipKIT development platform is a 32-bit Arduino-style solution that enables hobbyists and academics to easily and inexpensively integrate electronics into their projects, even if they do not have an engineering background. The platform consists of two PIC32-based development boards and open-source software that is compatible with the Arduino programming language and development environment. Digilent’s chipKIT hardware is compatible with existing 3.3V Arduino shields and applications, and can be developed using a modified version of the Arduino IDE and existing Arduino resources, such as code examples, libraries, references and tutorials.

The chipKIT Pmod Shield-Uno costs only $26.95 at shop.trenz-electronic.de.

About Digilent

Digilent is a leading provider of high-end electronics solutions for academics, researchers, and industry. Over 1,000 universities, training centers, and research laboratories in more than 70 countries use Digilent products and services. Digilent also provides design and manufacturing services for many leading technology companies including Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, National Instruments, and Xilinx.

Corporate headquarters are in Pullman, Washington with satellite offices in China, Romania, and Taiwan.

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