Dev Kit Weekly: NetBurner MODM7AE70 Development Kit
September 10, 2020
This week we’ll be giving away one NetBurner MODM7AE70 development kit for free.
The MODM7AE70 is an IoT development kit that features the Microchip SAM E70, a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M7 processor, which is on a module that connects to the MOD-DEV-70CR IoT adaptor board. But the main feature of the MODM7AE70 is its 10/100 Mbps Ethernet support, specifically the IEEE 1588 precision time protocol (PTP).
1588 PTP allows industrial operators to add time stamping, and therefore determinism, to their operational networks, and is supported by IEEE 802.3AZ, a standard that allows physical layer transmitters to consume less power during periods of low data activity.
To help industrial network engineers get off the ground quickly, NetBurner has included a slew of software tools to assist with development. These include a graphical debugger, TCP/IP stack, embedded SSL/TLS and SSH libraries for security, an HTTPS web server, FTP software, and flash file system, all of which slot in around the µC/OS RTOS that helps with scheduling, context switching, and multi-tasking on the system.
If you want one of these kits for yourself, you can buy one directly from NetBurner for $129. Or, as mentioned early, you can enter this week’s raffle and try to win the one MODM7AE70 kit that we’re giving away for free.