The new FEZ Cobra II is in its last stages of testing and preparation for production. The board is similar to the original FEZ Cobra, offering SD, USB Host, USB Client and power connectors on the front-side and plenty of I/Os on the back-side. It also fits perfectly inside an affordable off-the-shelf JB-55 enclosure. There are two versions of FEZ Cobra II, a WiFi version and an economical version. There is no difference between the boards; one simply has WiFi added.
What changed in FEZ Cobra II?
It’s now using a G120 Module, bringing 120Mhz of power to the system. You also have the option of having WiFi built-in. Unlike most offers on the market that use a WiFi serial bridge module, G120 Module’s WiFi support is provided as a standard socket interface. Users can open over 100 simultaneous connections and enjoy TCP, UDP, FTP, HTTP and SSL to name a few. The board also offers six Gadgeteer compatible sockets, allowing users to add any of the Gadgeteer modules with ease, especially displays.
FEZ Cobra II (WiFi) is priced at $149.95 and the economical version (non-WiFi) is only $99.95. Ethernet can be easily added to either board using the ENC28 Module.
FEZ Cobra II is also our reference design for G120 Module. Developers can use FEZ Cobra II as an end product or to evaluate and create designs based on G120 Module.
As requested by many customers who are already designing products based on G120 Module, we are providing the schematics and previewing FEZ Cobra II two months before it’s available.
Finally, we’d like to mention that GHI Insiders were able to pre-order FEZ Cobra II (WiFi) at 50% off.