Introduced in 2010, the FEZ Panda I was an immediate hit in the hobbyist community. We then upgraded it to the FEZ Panda II in the same year to become one of the most popular products from GHI Electronics. The Arduino pinout compatibility brings all kinds of low-cost shields to the FEZ Panda but allows you to use Visual Studio to program those shields. Thanks to NETMF, developers can deploy and also have full debug capabilities on the FEZ Panda. The single chip NETMF USBizi SoC was the heart of FEZ Panda. Unfortunately, with discontinuing the USBizi SoC, the FEZ Panda was also discontinued.
And this is where the great news starts! The G80 System on Chip was recently announced as a replacement for the USBizi SoC, http://www.ghielectronics.com/community/forum/topic?id=19123. And this automatically brings back the next generation of the FEZ Panda family. So, today we are excited to announce that the FEZ Panda III is now available for purchase!
The FEZ Panda III has a pin out that is backward compatible with the discontinued FEZ Panda II, but with the G80 at its core, the FEZ Panda III is packed with features like never before and still with enough memory to run native networking and graphics. Just take a look at the pin out diagrams!
I could do the research but it’s a lazy day … Is the 40pin extension on the Panda III the same pin layout as the 40 pin extension on the Arduino Mega? Also, since the operating voltage of the G80 is shown as 1.7 - 3.6, I assume all IO is 3.3v tolerant and not 5v, correct?
In Fez panda2 the AI reference voltage pin was shorted to broad 3.3v. when the display screen consume power the regulator drop voltage and AI data fluctuate. if you guys can give a option with a jumper that will be great.
Didn’t Gus say that GHI had tested the Touch on the P3? That means there’s some code somewhere ready to share My P3 just showed up, so I’m keen to give it a whirl. That is, after SW gets his coupon of course.