Zerynth r2.3.0 is now available with 6 new boards supported, 3 new libraries and an optimized installer


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Hey there,

we have just released the new version r2.3.0 of Zerynth with new devices, libraries, enhancements, and optimizations.

First of all, you need to update the Zerynth Installer from here.
The New Zerynth Installer is faster, lighter and allows you to customize your installation with the desired packages.
More info and the step-by-step tutorial at the official Zerynth Installation Guide

Zerynth r2.3.0 is out with new features and functionalities; a detailed list of changes follows.

- New Infineon Devices (XMC4xxx Family)

  • Infineon XMC4200 Digital Power Control Card: The XMC4200 Digital Power Control Card is an evaluation board with the goal to help engineers in the learning and testing of digital power control applications. The board features an XMC4200 microcontroller based on ARM® Cortex™M4F core. More info (1)

  • Infineon XMC4400 Enterprise Kit: The Enterprise Kit houses the XMC4400 Microcontroller and three satellite connectors (HMI, COM, ACT) for application expansion. The board along with satellite cards (e.g. HMI_OLED-V1, COM_ETH-V1, AUT_ISO-V1 boards) demonstrates the capabilities of the XMC4400. More info (1)

  • Infineon XMC4800 Connectivity Kit: The XMC4800 Connectivity Kit with EtherCAT® utilizes Infineon’s
    industry leading XMC ARM® Cortex®-M4 microcontroller in combination with WiFi ClickBoard module from Mikrolectronica. More info (1)

- New Microchip Devices (SAMC21 Family)

  • Xplained Pro Sam C21: The Xplained Pro Sam C21 is a microcontroller device based on the Atmel SAMC21J18A ARM Cortex-M0+ CPU. The Xplained Pro extension kit offers additional peripherals to extend the features of the device and ease the development of custom designs. More info (1)

  • Xplained Pro Sam C21N: The SAMC21N Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a hardware platform for evaluating the ATSAMC21N18A microcontroller (MCU). The kit provides easy access to the features of the ATSAMC21N18A and explains how to integrate the device into a custom design; Microchip ATECC508A crypto element is available onboard. More info (1)


Important: Login as DesignSpark user needed for Infineon XMC4xxx and Microchip SAMC21 new devices!

- New Sodaq ExpLoRer device

The ExpLoRer is a development/evaluation tool based on the Atmel SAMD21J18A ARM Cortex-M0+ CPU. Microchip ATECC508A crypto element, Microchip RN2483 Module for LoRa connectivity, Microchip RN4871 Module for Bluetooth connectivity are available onboard. More info (1)

- New Patlite LA6 library

LA6 Series is a smart light programmable multi-color LED signal tower. It supports Modbus TCP / IP and HTTP protocols to work easily with the indication of the existing infrastructure. It includes 21 programmable LED colors and 11 selectable alarms, for unambiguous indications. More info (1)

- New STMicroelectronics Teseo Liv3f library

The Teseo-LIV3F module is an easy to use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) standalone module, embedding TeseoIII single die standalone positioning receiver IC working simultaneously on multiple constellations (GPS/Galileo/Glonass/BeiDou/QZSS). More info (1)

- New NTP module in Standard Library

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) module retrieves the current time from an NTP server. A method to convert the timestamp from NTC to a human-readable format is available in the examples. More info (1)

How to update?

Now you need to update all the packages to the version r2.3.0. To do this you have just to:

  1. Start the new Zerynth Installer;
  2. Open Zerynth Studio;
  3. Click “System Update”;
  4. Click “Update” and restart Zerynth Studio
  5. Follow the wizard and enjoy!

Remember to virtualize again all boards with the new virtual machines!

Happy coding!

As usual, please keep us informed of issues for this update.

If you have any ideas for projects, examples, applications, and how-tos, don’t hesitate to post them on our Hackster page and here on our Community Forum!

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Enjoy this new release and happy coding!


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