We are very excited to share some excellent news with you today. G400 firmware has progressed a lot faster than we anticipated. It is now completely functional with all major features available. It is also now in sync with our other premium products, meaning you can use the same GHI libraries found in the SDK today. The next SDK will contain the firmware but for now we have the firmware available as a separate download.
This applies to firmware version 220.127.116.11
Current Firmware Includes:
TinyBooter (no longer need to use SAM-BA once loaded, just use FEZ Config tool)
USB Host (on one port only. We are not sure when or if we will ever support the second USB channel but we support USB hubs)
USB Client Debugging
Networking, over WiFi RS21 or Ethernet ENC28J60 (built in Ethernet is not tested nor implemented yet)
GHI premium libraries
LCD support for any display, up to 800x600
Boot mode pins, LDR0 and LDR1 (PA24 and PA4)
Serial mode select, on pin PD15
Current Firmware is missing:
Built in Ethernet (However, WiFI and ENC28 work)
USB Host on second channel (We are still undecided on adding this but we support hubs if more ports are needed)
I2C (use the native Software I2C for now)
SD card (use USB memory for now)
We have even more exciting news, G400-D has passed FCC and CE testing. This simplifies the end product certification and provides an assurance on the design quality.
The G400-D Module is under $100 in quantity of 100+ and under $75 in higher volumes.
The G400HDR Breakout retails for $29.95.
If you would like to purchase both the G400-D Module and the G400HDR Breakout then act now! We have a limited supply of the G400-D Beta Kit available. If you buy the kit while it’s on sale you will save 31% compared to buying the modules separately in the future.
We look forward to hearing your comments and feedback.
The firmware is found in the developers’ guide. - http://www.ghielectronics.com/docs/112/g400
G400-D Module - https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/400
G400HDR Breakout - https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/416
G400-D Beta Kit - https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/436