How long do you plan to sustain the USBizi chipset ? I’m thinking about using this type of chip to integrate into several modules, and make them communicate with my baseboard (CHIPWORKX) using UART, but I want to be sure not to spend time in building schematics and PCB with USBizi, if you decide to abandon…
Let say that if it is going on for 5 years more, it will be ok for me, otherwise the solution would be CERB40…
As you can see the idea is to use very low costs chip to have a good price at the end.
2 months ago we were talking about the USBIZI and NXP (see the previous posts), and found that it will be available for some years, but for some reasons, quite every related modules (PANDA II, DOMINO) are now going out in profit to G120 based modules (however I understand the profit it would be in technical terms).
In the meantime, I started to work with the company who is making my needed modules conception, based on the USBIZI100 that is provided as a standalone chip, easily integrable on a from scrash board the we are building.
In this case, do you confirm that the end of LPC based module does not mean the end of USBIZI, and that you’ll be able to supply them for at least 3 years, because if not, I have to quickly look after another solution !
For information, estimated USBIZI volume need will be about 1K per year during the 2 foolowing years…we hope
This is where I see my low level technical knowledge is limited :-((
You mean that if I buy a STM32F4, solder it on my board (respecting some connection such as the USB, the BL# PIN, The USB_CON up and so on), I would be able to install the NETMF4.2 has if it was a FEZ CERBERUS ?
If yes, it is a great thing as the STM price is quite the same as the USBIZI, but with a recent and more powerful architecture…