You can make your own eZ8 devboard using just a few components. The rs232 circuitry is not required because you can program the eZ8 using the debug cable, but it can be very useful. This design uses the Z8F6421PM020EG microcontroller.
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The pcb has not been designed yet. This is what the board might look like:
It will be a 80*100mm board using trough-hole components.
It is possible to build the devboard on a breadboard. The bare minimum setup is the mcu, a crystal, 2 capacitors, 2 resistors and a 3.3v regulator.
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