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What is FEZ Cobra? When will it ship?


#1

FEZ Cobra is next in line to come to this website. While FEZ Domino and FEZ Mini are based on USBizi chipset (http://www.ghielectronics.com/product/116), FEZ Cobra is based on the EMX module (http://www.ghielectronics.com/product/128).

What does that mean? It means FEZ Cobra is still Freakin’ Easy! but at the same time it supports large colorful touch-screens, offers more memory and it includes full TCP/IP stack with PPP and SSL support; connect to any network including WiFi and GPRS!

We only had few samples that were shipped to Microsoft and to our close friends from the FEZ community. The product is complete and we are doing some final testing. Unfortunately, it will not ship till July/August (sorry). We will be accepting pre-orders soon (maybe next week) so be sure to reserve your own. Distributors will have the board a few weeks after us.

Here is a sneak peek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb1GTvR-JkU
Firmware update: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Va_tPqqpg

Do not ask about the price…it will be online in few days :slight_smile:


#2

Hi - so far I like what I see with Cobra.

Q: Does the enclosure already have the cutout for the TFT display?

Q: What is the connection configuration for the I/O on the side (Header pin)?

Q: The 6 connectors on the board - what are they connected to on the EMX?

Q: Are all the I/O from the EMX available on Cobra?

Thanks…


#3

Q: Does the enclosure already have the cutout for the TFT display?
yes, for the 3.5" and 4.3" displays

Q: What is the connection configuration for the I/O on the side (Header pin)?
there is UEXT header + JST connectors + pads for the remaining IOs

Q: The 6 connectors on the board - what are they connected to on the EMX?
will be in documentation soon…and see this http://www.tinyclr.com/images/products/TCLR-0012_large.jpg

Q: Are all the I/O from the EMX available on Cobra?
Yes. You have more IOs that you will ever need :wink:
See the image above


#4

What about WiFi?


#5

WiFi and GPRS…PPP…SSL…HTTP…just too many to list here!

So, do I put your name down for one pre-order :wink: I am just kidding :slight_smile:


#6

A couple more questions -

Will the Cobra be packaged with the PCB, enclosure and the TFT display?

How will accessory boards work with the Cobra? Since I already have some shields, is there some type of adapter that will allow the use of already purchased hardware?

Thanks,
Tony


#7

You can use all existing components and extensions with FEZ Mini, FEZ Domino and FEZ Cobra. The shields, which we do not support much, is a factor of FEZ Domino so it is compatible with Arduino.

Other details comes next week