About 2 years ago I was developing an interface for flight simulation software (via TCP/IP). I was using the USBizi based Panda II and .NETMF for this project, and utilizing a Wiznet W5100 for ethernet connectivity. My design used I2C as a bus for I/O for physical sim components (e.g. switch multiplexers, 7-segment drivers), and communicated with a PC-based 3rd party TCP server that served as a gateway for passing info to/from the 3rd party simulation software. I wrote my own PC configuration utility for my client device. Personal circumstances dictated shelving the product midstream. However I am now looking at restarting things.
However, now that USBizi is out of production, I am not sure of my best choice for replacing the Panda II. I’m looking for advice regarding hardware to migrate to. I’m considering the Fez Cobra II (Net) and the Fez Cerbuino Net, as they have built-in ethernet. I’m leaning towards the former due to its use of the premium library, and the possibility of using WiFi instead of cabling if I subbed the Cobra II WiFi. I’m hoping to minimize the amount of recoding I will need to do. Any suggestions / thoughts / other contenders to consider would be much welcomed!