The 10 Cent RISC-V MCU gets an All-In-One Development Kit

Published  December 18, 2023   0
S Staff
CH32V003 RISC-V Development Kit

If you are an electronics engineer or a product developer, and you have been looking for cheap and powerful microcontrollers for your design, you would have already come across the CH32V003 series RISC-V MCUs from WCH. Based on the RISC-V 2A core, the CH32V003 is an inexpensive 32-bit microcontroller that only costs 10 cents. It contains 16KB of Flash memory, 2KB of SRAM, and numerous peripherals, including ADC, PWM, UART, I2C, and SPI. But until today, there wasn't an easy way to explore all the features and interfaces of this low-cost MCU. That is why CAPUF Embedded has released the CH32V003 Dev Kit, an all-in-one development board that includes everything you need to get started with the CH32V003.
The All-in-one board uses a USB-C port for both power and serial communication. The board also features peripherals such as a 0.96” OLD screen,*MB SPI NOR flash, Temperature and humidity sensor, RGB LED, buzzer, tactile switches and a potentiometer. The on board features make the development much easier and user-friendly. The board also includes 20 GPIO pins along with Qwiik connector for interfacing external sensor boards and a 4 pin header for external I2C connections. The board has a compact size of 65mm x 35mm.
The CH32V003 Dev Kit is designed to make it easy for beginners and hobbyists to learn and experiment with the CH32V003 MCU. The company provides a complete programming tutorial, example code, and documentation for the board. The board is currently in the prototype stage and will be available for purchase soon. The price of the board is not yet disclosed, but the company promises to keep it as low as possible while maintaining high quality and support. The kit will come with a USB-A to USB-C cable and a WCH-LinkE programmer in the box. If you are looking for a cheap and fun way to learn about RISC-V microcontrollers, the CH32V003 Dev Kit might be the perfect choice for you. You can also find more information about the development board from their official Capuf website.