We're going to do a two-fer today. Our first Hardware Friday post is a quick notice from Chris Walker about one of the blog's favorite frameworks, the .Net Micro Framework, on one of the blog's favorite hardware platforms, the Netduino...
I'm very pleased to announce that the Netduino v4.2 firmware was officially released this morning (simultaneously with the .NET Micro Framework 4.2 QFE2 PK and SDK).
This upgrade is being provided for all Netduino hardware, both the traditional Netduinos and the new Netduino Go.
This exciting new release includes a number of major enhancements over .NET MF 4.1:
- 50% more RAM for Netduino Plus (42KB vs 28KB)
- Visual Basic support
- New WinUSB drivers (for those who had occasional BSODs)
- StringBuilder and other new classes
- New core AnalogInput and PWM classes
- Garbage collector bugfixes
- More bugfixes; see netmf.codeplex.com
Users are welcomed to upgrade to their boards to .NET Micro Framework 4.2 at the time of their choice. The new SDK supports both 4.1 and 4.2 projects, so you will be able to use both boards with the same SDK. We will continue supporting users on both versions for the time being.
Instructions and downloads:
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