Arduino – one of the most wide-spread platforms, ideal for starting with programming and IoT applications. Big popularity ensures widely available libraries and code examples.
from 4D Systems is the display module compatible with built-in 2.4” 240×320 resolution TFT LCD Display with Resistive Touch, and Wi-Fi capabilities, perfect for IoT (Internet of Things) Applications.
ATmega32U4 8-bit micro controller from Atmel is at the heart of 4Duino-24. The same microcontroller is found on popular Arduino Leonardo. It is powered by the well-known feature-rich 4D Systems Picaso Graphics Processor. 4Duino-24 features the popular ESP8266 Wi-Fi module, enabling the 4Duino-24 to have many Wi-Fi capabilities right out of the box.
The 4Duino-24 also features an on-board microSD connector and headers in the layout of an Arduino, including power pins (5V, 3.3V, GND and VIN), 20 digital IO pins, of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 pins have Analog input capabilities.
The Workshop4 IDE mhas new functionality added, and is now able to program the on board Atmel processor using the popular Arduino programming language, just like the popular Arduino IDE but with the added dimension of graphics – thanks to the 4D Systems Picaso GPU. Creating Arduino based GUI’s does not get any easier. The 4Duino-24 is thus easily programmable with the Workshop4 IDE and has 3 different 4Duino-24 based development environments – basic, extended and Visi Genie.
This way, the 4Duino-24 design has incorporated a TFT LCD Touchscreen Display and Wi-Fi solution providing a flexible and very capable hardware platform. This will make the development with the aid the 4D Systems Workshop4 IDE easier for designers, while maintaining minimum or even no hardware design.
It is worth mentioning that 4Duino-24 comes with the main through-hole headers unmounted. These need to be soldered by the customer. The user can choose which ones he will use by himself or eventually to use a different type of header (longer for example).