Gadgeteer Fez Hydra+ Mainboard

Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard

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Discover the Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard – a fully open-source board both in terms of software and hardware, offering 14 Gadgeteer compatible sockets and the ability to directly access the .NET Micro Framework platform to design your own applications!
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Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard: 100 % Open-Source

The FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard is a programming board compatible with .NET Gadgeteer and .NET Micro Framework (NETMF).

It therefore allows you to develop 100% open-source electronics projects with the addition of plug and play modules compatible with the standard established for the .NET Gadgeteer platform.

The FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard is accessible at all budgets, but nonetheless offers a wide range of features, including 14 Gadgeteer compatible sockets (X, Y, A, D, F, I, P, S, T, U, R, G, B and Z) and a 240 MHz ARM9 processor.

Ideal for prototyping and evaluation, its flash memory and SDRAM allow you to develop on-board applications, developed using NETMF.

Finally, with the FEZ Hydra+, you have access to a vast library of features, including the management of not only GPIO I/Os and analogue/digital conversion inputs, but also PWM signals, TCP/IP connections and I2C/SPI communication interfaces.

Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard schematic

Please note however that the K type socket, specified on the board in socket 6, is incorrect, as the board does not support the handshaking protocol.

In addition, because the Hydra+ Mainboard has not received FCC/CE certification, it cannot be included in a project intended for sale.

A new version of the Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra board

The Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard is a new version of the FEZ Hydra board, but is fully backward compatible with its predecessor. So all your projects designed using the FEZ Hydra can therefore also be carried out with the FEZ Hydra+! Technical specifications of the Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard

Technical specifications of the Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard

  • 240 MHz ARM9 processor (running at 200 MHz)
  • 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
  • Analogue inputs: 6
  • UART: 4
  • SPI and I2C analogue support
  • Network: Ethernet TCP/IP
  • USB client: for debugging only
  • 1-wire bus
  • Real time clock
  • Native LCD controller
  • Supported image formats: BMP, GIF, JPG
  • Memory cards
  • File system: FAT16/FAT32
  • Operating temperature: 0–70 °C
  • Dimensions: 87 x 62 x 8.35 mm
  • Weight: 28 g
  • RLP: yes
  • RLP RAM size: 1 MB
  • Gadgeteer compatible sockets: 14
  • Socket types:
    • X x 5
    • Y x 7
    • A x 2
    • D
    • F
    • I x 2
    • P
    • S x 2
    • T
    • U x 4
    • R, G, B (TFT LCD)
    • Z


Resources for the HPLUS-GB-530 Gadgeteer Board

We have put together the following informative documents to help you get to grips with the HPLUS-GB-530 Gadgeteer FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard.

FEZ Hydra developers’ guide

Eagle file library - FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard

Eagle file library - FEZ Hydra+ Mainboard 

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