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[Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:24 pm

Hi,

I'd like to let you know about a new USB chip-solution, which allows you to easily connect various sensors, buttons, LEDs, LCDs, motors, etc. to the RasPi via its USB port.

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The chip's label is FF32 and its features summary contains:
* 18 Digital Outputs
* 18 Digital Inputs
* 6 PWM Outputs
* 12 Analog Inputs
* 4 SPI Master Buses
* 9 I2C Master Buses / 9 TWI Master Buses
* 18 1-Wire Master Buses / 18 MicroLAN Master Buses
* 3.3V or 5V Power Supply
* Hot-Pluggable
* Core current consumption at full operating load <10mA
* High-current Output Pins, rated for 25mA
* Maximum 185mA sourced and sunk by all Output Pins
* Operating temperature range -40 degC to +85 degC
* USB 2.0 compliant
* Natively supported by various Operating Systems (Linux, Mac OS, Windows, BSD, etc.). No additional USB driver needed.
* Supported up to 127 chips attached to the host
* Programmable circuit’s Vendor and Product ID strings, including serial number

5 demo boards (presented on the picture above) are offered free of charge to members of this forum.
Due to a sunrise phase of this product (only C source code is available at the moment, application notes presenting various use cases are under development), it is expected that more experienced users will apply to this offer.
Send me a private a message if you'd like to receive the demo board. Please be aware that a selection criteria is based on your previous messages content posted in this forum (they should indicate that you have some mileage).


The boards will be sent out by the end of next week, user names of recipients will be listed here.


For further information (datasheet, complete C sources presenting all features) you're kindly invited to visit the page: http://www.flyfish-tech.com/FF32/.


Best wishes, Ivan Zilic.
Running out of GPIO pins and/or need to read analog values?
Solution: http://www.flyfish-tech.com/FF32

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Presumably those are multi-function pins, since the chip only has 28 pins.
It looks like a neat little board. Is it controlled via a virtual serial port on USB?

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:10 pm

Hi,
PiGraham wrote:Presumably those are multi-function pins, since the chip only has 28 pins.
Yes, true.
PiGraham wrote:It looks like a neat little board.
It has several "redundant" elements, since you can configure it to connect either 5V or 3.3V elements/breadboards/... to it.
The board schematics is:
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If you optimize the circuit for 5V, there are just few elements required (U1, R1, C5 and connector K1). It is also recommended to leave capacitors C1 and C4.
PiGraham wrote:Is it controlled via a virtual serial port on USB?
No, it is USB HID profile device.


Best wishes, Ivan Zilic.
Running out of GPIO pins and/or need to read analog values?
Solution: http://www.flyfish-tech.com/FF32

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:47 am

Looks nice. Looks like preprogrammed PIC (18F2550, 18F2450 ?) with some HID firmware similar to this
http://openprog.altervista.org/USB_firm_eng.html ? Which PIC chip model it is? Is your firmware open source?

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:16 am

Wow... 'Xander' Enzmann... I used to converse with him back in the '90s on Compuserve regarding POV-ray and his own Polyray. What a brilliant guy.

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:38 am

Hi,
fanoush wrote:Which PIC chip model it is?
18F24K50.
fanoush wrote:Is your firmware open source?
No.


Best wishes, Ivan Zilic.
Running out of GPIO pins and/or need to read analog values?
Solution: http://www.flyfish-tech.com/FF32

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:17 pm

Hiya

Certainly an impressive spec, with built in simplicity.

A winner in my book.

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:57 pm

Looks interesting. I'm willing to try anything on my two pis.
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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi,
FLYFISH TECHNOLOGIES wrote:5 demo boards (presented on the picture above) are offered free of charge to members of this forum.
The boards have been sent to Douglas6, joan, assuncao, DougieLawson and mad-hatter.

Thanks.

Best wishes, Ivan Zilic.
Running out of GPIO pins and/or need to read analog values?
Solution: http://www.flyfish-tech.com/FF32

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:04 am

Hi Ivan,

I have just bought one of your FF32 chips and am trying to use it with an RPi3. I would appreciate any input you could provide, please: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=215240.

Thanks. :)
David

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:31 am

To avoid frustration or disappointment it might be worth noting that Flyfish Technologies (Ivan) has not been active in these forums for nearly 4 years - November 2014.

They have a Contact Us facility on their company website: http://www.flyfish-tech.com/ContactUs.php

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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:32 am

Ivan disappeared from this forum in 2014.
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Re: [Announcement] New USB chip-solution

Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:51 pm

B.Goode wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:31 am
They have a Contact Us facility on their company website: http://www.flyfish-tech.com/ContactUs.php
DougieLawson wrote:Ivan disappeared from this forum in 2014.
Thanks for that. I'll send him a message there.

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