|Product Performed to Expectations:||7|
|Specifications were sufficient to design with:||7|
|Demo Software was of good quality:||6|
|Product was easy to use:||5|
|Support materials were available:||4|
|The price to performance ratio was good:||7|
|TotalScore:||36 / 60|
First of all I wanna thank Element14 for giving the oppourtunity to roadtest this board. This is my first roadtest and I hope I tried my best in reviewing the kit. I wanna share some of my thoughts about this board. This boad is specially designed for industrial automation and it has an Optiga Trust M security chip for securing the data tranmitted to the cloud.
The kit includes the following components
Some of the features are
-> XMC4800-F100X2048 Microcontroller
-> ARM® Cortex®-M4 CPU 144MHz
-> 2 MB of Flash
-> 353 kByte RAM
-> 100 pin package
-> EtherCAT® connectivity
-> On-board debugger
The OPTIGA™ Trust M Shield2Go is equipped with OPTIGA™ Trust M security chip. It allows users to develop
system solutions by combining Shield2Go with My IoT adapter and XMC.
The Shield2Go adapter is an evaluation board that allows users to easily combine different Shield2Go boards to
Arduino compliant ecosystem, for fast evaluation of IoT systems. With its solderless connectors, it allows users
to easily stack Shield2Go boards instead of soldering it. The shield design is derived from XMC2Go evaluation
I started with setting up the IDEs. The Dave IDE is very much difficult to work with and also I found that there is no support for XMC 4800 MCU in Arduino IDE. I tried programming the kit using Keil IDE and Dave IDE. I'll update about my experience in using the Optiga Trust M eval kit with Dave IDE and Keil IDE soon.
Unfortunately, All the IDEs has very less support for XMC4800 MCU, I'm unable to test the board according to my plan. So, First I uploded the demo hex code found in this repo. The data cable is connected to the X102 port(Debug port) of the evaluation board. A Jlink flash software is used to upload the hex file to the Optiga Trust M Evaluation Board. A window will ask us to choose the target MCU to load the hex file.
After choosing the desired MCU, another window will open up. We have to choose the file to be loaded into the MCU.
After selecting the file, click the "Program Device" button. Once the code get uploaded we get a done message.
To check this code, Tera Term or any other serial monitor can be used. I'm using TeraTerm and now we have to change the data cable to the X100 port inorder to establish UART communication between PC and kit. Now open the Teraterm and select the COM port where the eval kit is connected.
After clicking "OK", we can work with the Optiga Trust M eval kit's secure shell UART.
Due to lack of support for this Optiga Trust M evaluation kit, I'm unable test the board according to my plan. However I faced many challenges and issues with the board. Some of the issues are
But this board has a lot to do with, If this board has support like other XMC series boards. It can be used for smart home automation and Industrial automation purposes.