Many of you have asked for a Netduino Plus with more speed, more flash, more RAM, and more features.
Today we make that dream a reality.
Introducing Netduino Plus 2. Just $59.95.
Netduino Plus 2 Specs
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Netduino Plus 2 has four times the speed (168MHz), six times the code space (384KB), and twice the available RAM (100KB+) of Netduino Plus 1.
And we didn't just make the board faster or give it more flash and ram. We also gave it a whole series of rich new features.
Features like four serial ports. Six PWM channels. And 12-bit ADC.
Features like power headers that turn on and off via code, so you can power on shields when you want to. Pins which can drive up to 25mA of current to light LEDs. And Arduino "R3" compatibility to support future shields (in addition to existing shields, thanks to Netduino Plus 2's 5V digital I/O tolerance).
And because there's so much room in flash, we've added OneWire and Time Server directly into the NETMF firmware. We've left quite a bit of space for future features.
This board is built to last, to get even more feature-rich over time.
You might notice that we swapped out the 6-pin ICSP header for a 10-pin MiniJTAG header. The goal is to enable developers to compile their own firmware using GCC--and debug both native and managed code at the same time. If you need the ICSP header for a shield, simply sandwich a MakerShield in the middle: it'll route the ICSP pins for you.
There are a lot of microcontroller features which we can expose through software updates. We'll be leveraging OTP and could expose the Watchdog timer, and I know that more than a few users will want to hack away at the exposed CANBUS peripheral.
We're really excited about the new gen2 hardware (both Netduino Go and Netduino Plus 2). They both have a long life ahead of them including even more functionality to help you realize your dream projects and commercial endeavors.
There's so much more to cover... Please enjoy your Netduino Plus 2 boards, and let me know your questions!
Secret Labs LLC
P.S. Commercial customers -- we're not leaving you behind. Netduino Plus 2 is designed to be a drop-in replacement in most circumstances, and we can still make Netduino Plus 1 boards for you.