Differences and compabilities of rear PCB version 2 and 3?



  • I have 2x version 2 and 1x version 3 rear pcb. The version 3 is much smaller and while it has the same layout overall there are some changes with missing jumpers and such.. but are there some important differences like version 3 being faster and more suited for 5" than version 2 or?



  • what I know about it is the V3 has a different CPU which is faster and as such needs different FW



  • Maybe @DC42 can pipe in? 🙂

    I put it up on my GrabCad for download:



  • There is another thread in here somewhere were he does say that



  • @Dougal1957:

    There is another thread in here somewhere were he does say that

    Ok. I've tried to find any information before posting here.



  • @dintid:

    @Dougal1957:

    There is another thread in here somewhere were he does say that

    Ok. I've tried to find any information before posting here.

    have a look at https://www.duet3d.com/forum/thread.php?id=3866#p33851 It took a while to find as well its fairly low down on the first page i think



  • @Dougal1957:

    @dintid:

    @Dougal1957:

    There is another thread in here somewhere were he does say that

    Ok. I've tried to find any information before posting here.

    have a look at https://www.duet3d.com/forum/thread.php?id=3866#p33851 It took a while to find as well its fairly low down on the first page i think

    ohhh!:
    Can I update the PanelDue firmware from the DWC yet?

    • No. It will eventually be possible, but only for PanelDue v3 control boards.

    Any other advantages to the v3 board over the v1.1?

    • It's faster, which makes the redrawing a bit snappier
    • It can be connected to a generation 2 Duet revision 1.01 or later using just a 10-way ribbon cable, which is easier to make than the 4-way cable - but then the cable length is more limited
    • It has more flash memory and RAM, but we're not making use of that yet, except to allow OEMs to have a custom splash screen.
    • IMO it's not worth upgrading an older PanelDue at present, but that may eventually change if we find that we can't fit new features into the memory of the older versions.

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