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FEZ Hydra Mainboard


Part # HYDRA-GB-328

The FEZ Hydra is a 100% open-source (hardware and software) .NET Gadgeteer mainboard running .NET Micro Framework, which enables users to program the board from Microsoft's Visual Studio using C# or Visual Basic, allowing developers to take advantage of the extensive built-in libraries for networking, file systems, graphical interfaces and peripherals.  Click on the following links to learn more about the technology and what value is added by GHI Electronics to .NET Micro Framework and .NET Gadgeteer.

Distributed at cost, the FEZ Hydra is a gift from us to the open source community.

 

Ethernet support is available through Ethernet ENC28 Module. WiFi support is available through XBee Module.

Sockets 3 and 4 are mistakenly marked as Y sockets. They are SX and SUX respectively.
 

Processor 240Mhz ARM9 Processor (running at 200Mhz)
Core System Hardware Hydra Chipset
System Platform .Net Micro Framework
User Available Flash 1.28 MB
User Available RAM 10 MB
GPIO 88
PWM 3
Analog In 6
UART 4
SPI Yes
I2C Yes
Networking Ethernet TCP/IP
CAN No
Analog Out No
USB Client Debugging Only
USB Host No
1-Wire Yes
Real Time Clock Yes
In-Field Update No
Native LCD Controller Yes
Supported Image Type BMP, GIF, JPG
Memory Cards Yes
File System FAT16/FAT32
Operating Temp. 0 to 70°C
Dimensions 87 x 62 x 8.35 mm
Weight 28 g
RLP Yes
RLP RAM Size 1 MB
Gadgeteering Socket Count 14
Gadgeteering Socket Type X (x5)
Y (x7)
A (x2)
D
F
I (x2)
K
P
S (x2)
T
U (x4)
R, G, B (TFT LCD)
Z
Resource Description
Developers' Guide
Schematic
EAGLE files .BRD and .SCH files
3D PDF
3D Models STEP, 3DS and STL file formats
Dimensions footprint measurements
  • Speedy native programs and low level access …

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    FEZ Hydra is a 100% open-source .NET Gadgeteer-compatible Mainboard.
    Discontinued