EasyKit microcontroller system

EasyKit microcontroller system

EasyKit, the compact 32-bit microcontroller

The EasyKit microcontroller system has a diameter of 40 mm (1.6 mm) and is pre-equipped with the high-performance 32-bit microcontroller, a monochrome display, a three-axis acceleration sensor, a temperature sensor, LEDs, and a joystick as standard.

The EasyKit workpiece is loaded and programmed via a USB port. An extension plug is used to connect the battery board or other extensions.

The microcontroller board is protected by a transparent housing. The battery board with lithium polymer battery is mounted in a protective housing with an outside diameter of just 40 mm (1.6 in).

Extensions such as an I/O board with six digital and analog input and output channels can be connected instead of or in addition to the battery. The open system concept also permits custom enhancements.

EasyKit is the smart workpiece for the new MPS® generation. The microcontroller system can be reprogrammed to assume a number of functions. This can be a video game, a watch, a pedometer, and much more, depending entirely on the programming.

EasyKit is also prepared for the integration of an RFID tag.

Programming with EasyLab
The EasyLab programming interface for graphical programming has been developed to complement EasyKit. EasyLab is the first model-driven software development for microcontrollers. The sequencer and data flow description methods common in engineering can be used directly in EasyLab, thus providing a convenient way to solve programming problems. EasyLab is available to download free of charge.

Sequencer and data flow
EasyLab offers both of these options. The main program is a sequencer which allows branches and parallel sequences in addition to a linear sequence. Each step is assigned a data flow program as a subroutine. Programs are put together using functional modules with a high abstraction level. This means that the range of modules which can address the input and output channels of the microcontroller goes beyond functional modules alone, ranging from timers, counters, arithmetic and logical functions right up to entire controllers.

Simulation mode
Once the program has been created, it can be tested without any hardware connected in simulation mode. In this mode the user can assign the output values of input modules manually, as these cannot transmit values when no hardware is connected.

Technical data

EasyKit microcontroller board:

  • 32-bit microcontroller, 36 MHz cycle rate, 128 kB of program memory, 16 kB of RAM
  • Monochrome display (resolution 64 x 48 pixels)
  • 2x LED
  • Acceleration sensor
  • Temperature sensor
  • Joystick
  • USB: Micro B port

EasyKit battery board:

  • Lithium polymer battery
  • Battery life: 2 to 4 hours, depending on the application

EasyKit overall dimensions:

  • Outside diameter: 40 mm (1.6 in)
  • Height with carrier housing: 41.5 mm (1.63 in)
  • Base board with microcontroller, extension connector, display, acceleration sensor, temperature sensor, joystick, and USB port in the housing
  • Battery board with lithium polymer battery, charging electronics, and housing
  • USB connecting cable, 0.6 m (23.6 in)
  • Carrier housing
  • Data sheet
  • Programming software and full documentation available to download

Scope of delivery

  • Microcontroller board, extension connector, display, acceleration sensor, temperature sensor, joystick, and USB port in the housing
  • Battery board with lithium polymer battery, charging electronics, and housing
  • USB connecting cable, 0.6 m (23.6 in)
  • Carrier housing
  • Data sheet
  • Programming software and full documentation available to download