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NuMaker-IoT-M263A

NuMaker-IoT-M263A
Board Introduction | Board Features | Quick Start

Board Introduction

The NuMaker-IoT-M263A developing board, is launched to speed up product design cycle with the IoT software package provided by Nuvoton, connecting the cloud of Arm Pelion, Amazon AWS, and Ali-Cloud is easy to use. 

The NuMaker-IoT-M263A consists of two parts, the M263 platform with popular on-board wireless-connectivity/sensor modules, and an on-board Nu-Link2-Me debugger and programmer. The NuMaker-IoT-M263A allows users to quickly develop IoT ( Internet of Things ) related products and easily program and debug application. 

The main microcontroller of NuMaker-IoT-M263A is M263KIAAE, with low power and robust security features. The NuMaker-IoT-M263A provides Arduino UNO compatible extension connectors, various power supply option and ammeter connector, makes it is easy to extend functionality and take current consumption measurement 

The NuMaker-IoT-M263A provides popular wireless connectivity modules that used in IoT applications, include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LoRa modules. The NuMaker-IoT-M263A also supports a mini PCIe connector for inserting external modules to realize 3G/4G/NB-IoT connectivity functions, such as QUECTEL BG96/EC21 modules. Besides, the NuMaker-IoT-M263A integrates BOSCH environmental sensor and 9-axis sensor for acceleration, geo-magnetics, gas, barometric pressure, temperature and humidity sensing. Furthermore, the NuMaker-IoT-M263A supports CAN and RS485 transceiver for industrial control application. 

The Nu-Link2-Me is a debugger and programmer that supports on-line programming and debugging through SWD interface. The on-board 16 Mbit SPI Flash allows it to off-line program the target microcontroller. The Nu-Link2-Me provides virtual COM port ( VCOM ) function to print out messages on PC. The Nu-Link2-Me can be separated from NuMaker-IoT-M263A, allowing user to use it as a mass production programming tool.

  

Board Features

NuMicro® M263KIAAE used as main microcontroller with function downward compatible with:
  - M261ZIAAE
  - M261SIAAE
  - M261KIAAE
  - M262ZIAAE
  - M262SIAAE
  - M262KIAAE
  - M263ZIAAE
  - M263SIAAE
On-board modules:
  - Wi-Fi module: ESP12-F
  - Bluetooth module: MDBT42Q-PAT
  - LoRa module: APC1278 ( for 408 / 433 / 470 MHz )
  - LoRa antenna: ANT60-433LA ( for 433 MHz )
On-board sensors:
  - Environmental sensor: BME680
  - 9-axis sensor: BMX055
Mini PCIe connector ( QUECTEL BG96/EC21 Is available for purchase to extend NB-IOT/3G/4G function ) with SIM card connector
CAN and RS485 transceiver
MicroSD card connector
Arduino UNO compatible extension connectors
Ammeter connector for measuring the microcontroller’s power consumption
Fixable board power supply
  - External VDD power connector
  - Arduino UNO compatible extension connector VIN
  - USB OTG connector on M263 platform
  - ICE USB connector on Nu-Link2-Me
  - Power jack for mini PCIe connector
On-board Nu-Link2-Me debugger and programmer:
  - Debug through SWD interface
  - On-line /off-line programming
  - Virtual COM port function

 

 

Quick Start

1. Install the preferred toolchain. Please make sure at least one of the toolchains has been installed.
  - KEIL MDK Nuvoton edition M0 / M23
  - IAR EWARM
  - NuEclipse (GCC) ( Windows )
  - NuEclipse (GCC) ( Linux )
2. Download and install the latest Nuvoton Nu-Link Driver. Please install the Nu-Link USB Driver as well at the end of the installation.
  - Download and install Nu-Link_Keil_Driver when using Keil MDK.
  - Download and install Nu-Link_IAR_Driver when using IAR EWARM.
  - Skip this step when using NuEclipse.
3. Download and unzip the Board Support Package ( BSP ).
4. Hardware Setup
  (1) Open the virtual COM ( VCOM ) function by changing Nu-Link2-Me VCOM Switch No. 1 and 2 to ON.
   

  (2) Connect the ICE USB connector to the PC USB port through USB cable.
   

NuMaker-IoT-M263A-ICE-USB

  (3) Find the “Nuvoton Virtual COM Port” at Device Manger.
   

5. Use the “Template” project as an example. The project can be found under the BSP folder.
  - M261_Series_BSP_CMSIS_V3.XX.XXX
    - SampleCode
      - Template
        - GCC
        - Keil
        - IAR
6. Open and execute the project under the toolchain. For detail setting, please refer to the NuMaker-M263KI User Manual.
7. User can see the result in the ternimal window on PC.
 

 

Resources

User ManualMicrocontrollers | Software Development Tool | Driver (BSP) | Programmer | Nuvoton Official Forum | Nuvoton eStore