Introducing a breadboard-friendly line of NETMF offers!

We understand that through-hole designs are still needed. We also know how valuable breadboard-friendly products can be. Today, we are announcing 4 new products for NETMF with a through-hole footprint!

Key design goals of these devices are:
[ul]Bread-board friendly.
Most signals from the core are exposed on 0.1" single row headers.
All signals are labeled right on the board, for easier connections.
Contains everything to run. Only requires a 3.3V power source, even if a USB cable is being used.
Includes the RTC crystal and circuitry.
Micro USB connection for easier prototyping but USB signals are still exposed.
GXP-compatible connections for devices with TFT display support.[/ul]
Having the GXP-compatible connection allows for easier connections to displays. For example, the GXP Gadgeteer bridge can be used to connect any Gadgeteer display to any TH board with GXP connections.

Finally, the new TH line of products replaces all older HDR products. All current HDR products will continue to be offered until the end of 2015. We highly recommend the switch to the new TH product line. For those who bought the recent G30HDR, no need to worry this board will be continued to be software supported for the next several years as it is based on the G30 SoC.

NETMF product selector:
G30 TH:
G80 TH:
G120 TH:
G400 TH:


Ooh very nice, now to see if I can hide this from the wife.


How did I know this is going to be the first question? :slight_smile: no these come in pair unless you have a volume custom order.

[quote=“andre.m”]Gary has it intentionally omitted :D[/quote] Look at the picture Mr. Andre…8)

Likewise @ Squeebee. :think:

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Define volume :slight_smile: 10? 100? 1000?

No plans for a TH 120E ?

it’s going to be a bit nit-picky I guess, but for the G30/80 it might have been a good idea to have half-moon castellations on the sides so you could potentially solder them down to another carrier PCB for more permanent installation. Quicker and easier than buying a raw chip and creating all the necessary circuitry around the board… maybe for the 1.1 PCB? :slight_smile:

@ Brett - we had them on there but then they were removed. I can’t tell you why just yet :wink:

In that case, put them back until you can !

Uh, oh… Sounds like an Apple move. In six months the G30TH will be replaced with the G30-OTH. Thinner, lighter, and with GHI patented “omni thru-holes”! :smiley:

@ Brett - and then we remove them and upset half the community, no thanks.:slight_smile:

The G30 module is now my favorite new board; All we need is a solid W5500 driver and a solid ESP8266 driver, and we’re ready to go. For $15 per, it’s unbeatable. Excellent work, GHI.

The castellations would be nice for mounting the board permanantly, but they might make it hard to use in an actual breadboard; I’ve never tried to solder a header into castellations.

Plus castellated holes would increase the cost.

Does the G30 TH fit DIP40? I didn’t see anything in the spec indicating so.

For those of us who might be clueless (like me)

A via may be at the edge of the board so that it is cut in half when the board is separated; this is known as a castellated hole and is used for a variety of reasons, including allowing one PCB to be soldered to another in a stack. - wikipedia

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A note was added to the description that it is indeed DIP40 compatible (.6 in width by .1 in pin spacing by 20 pins each side).

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Great news. If only you had these a year ago you would have saved me

  1. A year of cussing and swearing at little, tiny 10 pin headers that only accept ribbon cable and
  2. At least 2 months of battling issues resulting from noise radiating from high speed/fast rise time digital signals on 10 way ribbon cables.

Well, better late than never. :slight_smile:

Oh yeah, Wiz5500, bring it on.

You can have two header holes, the full ones where they are today, and the half-moon ones slightly outside them. Like Justin’s Oxygen has. Perfect for soldering normal headers to so it can be used on the breadboard, and easy to solder down if/when needed

Yes, it would have cost more, but probably pennies in the scheme of things. Little bit more PCB material and a few more drill hits and PTH.

Maybe we should start a bounty. Someone interested in doing the work?