The NEW PIC32 MZ Ethernet Starter Kit

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2014/05/08 07:52:49 (permalink)
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The NEW PIC32 MZ Ethernet Starter Kit

Hello Guys,
 
Have been using and developing with my PIC32 MX Ethernet Starter Kit, 
 
It fair to say I am running out memory fast with the web page designs, and was wondering if there were any PIC32 chips with more memory and came across the new MZ range.
 
Is it worth purchasing a starter kit for the MZ, and using this chip in my final designs, also how much more expensive are they over the MX range, they seem to have more memory and run faster than the MX range.
 
Any other info and comparison on the new MZ range will be appreciated, also are there any reasons why I should NOT consider using this chip ?
 
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    maxruben
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    Re: The NEW PIC32 MZ Ethernet Starter Kit 2014/05/08 10:55:23 (permalink)
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    Use external SPI flash instead of program flash in the CPU for web server files.
     
    The ESK doesn't have external SPI flash though and I don't know if it is possible to add one to it.
     
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    Re: The NEW PIC32 MZ Ethernet Starter Kit 2014/05/08 20:32:14 (permalink)
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    There are many chips in the PIC32MZ series so prices all vary. I was using the PIC32MX795 and have now used the PIC32MZ1024ECH100-PF in a design. the cost difference was about $1-2 in quantities of 50. The PIC32MZ series is available for purchase at Mouser.com and they are shipping early June. Please see the errata before you switch to MZ series, it is extensive but may not affect your design. I think it may be worth the effort if you need the resources the MZ series offers.
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    Re: The NEW PIC32 MZ Ethernet Starter Kit 2014/05/08 22:58:18 (permalink)
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    Thanks for your replies
     
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    Re: The NEW PIC32 MZ Ethernet Starter Kit 2014/05/09 08:06:59 (permalink)
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    If you are planning on going to production this year, I would not recommend the MZ parts, they are still in prototype, stage, and are almost impossible to get. 
     
    I too am developing a product with a PIC32MX with a lot of web pages.  Adding a SPI flash works really well, you can get a 32Mbit (4Mbyte) flash chip for around $1, and the Microchip libraries have support for accessing the web pages in flash.
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