Flyport Ethernet introduction

Posted by openPicus | On: Apr 05 2012
As you already know FLYPORT family is getting wider: FLYPORT module is available also with Ethernet!



Flyport Ethernet and Flyport Wi-Fi are almost twins: there are different connectivity: Flyport WiFi, wireless and Flyport Ethernet, wired.


Same pinout of Flyport Wi-Fi, on JP1 connector, but Flyport Ethernet has a second connector JP2 26 ways as well. On the second connector we routed other I/Os coming straight from the Microprocessor and the 8 Ethernet signals. Yes because the Flyport Ethernet is available with RJ45 connector onboard or external version.
The second solution is very useful if you need to place the RJ45 connector on a panel, what you need is simply RJ45 connector with integrated magnetics (we use the following models from PULSE: J0006D01BNL (with leds) or J0006D21NL  (no leds)


Last but not least Flyport Ethernet has a 16 Mbits Flash memory onboard: more space for the embedded Webserver and also firmware upgrade over Internet!


We took these pictures during the first production batch, it’s always great to see the phisical result of our thoughts and development!

The Flyport Ethernet module is cheaper than Flyport Wi-Fi, only 39 Euro. It’s available for immediate shipment from our STORE or through our resellers.

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    great job guys!!!
    Congratulations!!!We already bought a couple of ethernet flyports and we are excited!!

    Alex-Athens

  2. Charudatt says:

    When would Microchip start to resell….. or would they be reselling the Flyport Ethernet Online. Cannot see it in their store.

  3. Microchip is a huge manufacturer of components. I do agree they should look at coming up with more constructive lab boards. But the FLyport is attached to the OpenPicus IDE which is likely not something Microchip would touch. They prefer is they can bundle a card with their regular C development tools. Benefit from using the OpenPicus IDE is that a relative non-techie can come up with something without knowing the little details of what starts up a system. The developer becomes isolated from some aspects of the design. While with a Microchip IDE you are exposed to reality in a harder way and are forced to learn more about the underlying code before you see results. An advantage of that is that if you master it the reward can be big in terms of what you can create with the gained knowhow.

  4. Microchip received the Flyport Ethernet information, I think they will have in stock in May/June

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