Launch of aes101
Hard on the heels of the recent launch of the AES100, Aessent Technology today unveiled its new AES101 micromodule. The AES101 is based around the Cypress FX2 microcontroller and offers high speed USB capability (480Mb/s) on tiny 0.6” 32 pin sockets.
Like the AES100, the new micromodule gives access to ports A and B of the microcontroller. All of the 8 bit GPIF interfaces are accessible as well as the I2C lines.
The module is powered directly from the USB port or from an external 5V power supply and is programmed over the USB port without the need for expensive external tools.
Programs are downloaded to the micromodule using free and/or open source tools available on Windows, Linux or Mac OS. Firmware can be run in RAM for testing or saved in the onboard EEPROM, which can can be easily reprogrammed insitu without the need for a separate programmer.