Infineon presents the Hexagon Development Kit which is a versatile new tool for the XMC4000 family. At the heart of this four-board development platform is the CPU board with the new XMC4500 microcontroller. Satellite cards allow the expansion of the kit functionality to suit specific applications. The application kit is available at distributor Rutronik as of now.
The actuator satellite, for example, provides an extensive range of motor control functions thanks to its resolver circuit, encoder interface and shunt current sensing. The human-machine interface (HMI) board contains an OLED display plus audio, touch and SD/MMC functions. The communication satellite enables developers to implement remote control via Ethernet. This board also supports MultiCAN and RS485 interfaces. Developers can also connect their own boards and easily adapt the hardware to individual application requirements. Therefore, the Hexagon Kit is the ideal platform for developers interested in evaluating XMC microcontrollers and quickly creating prototypes.