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Propeller Project Board

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Propeller Project Board
Propeller Project Board

Microcontroller development boards are practical in that they feature many peripherals that allow you to quickly cobble up a proof of concept. However, once your one-off project is ready you have to transfer it to a PCB because often it is not practical or economical to leave it on the dev board. Parallax has understood this and has come up with a board for projects that need a permanent home. Its low cost, feature-rich, and simple design is a solution for projects using the Propeller P8X32A multicore microcontroller. The core Propeller programming circuitry is built into the board, with access to all 32 I/O pins.


Thoughtful features such as power and over-voltage LEDs and well-placed labels on both sides of the board help make circuit-building fast and accurate. The reset button, USB, power, and optional connectors are all set at right angles for easy access when the finished project is mounted in an enclosure.


Key Features:

  • Programming-ready with surface-mount Propeller P8X32A, 64 KB EEPROM, and 5 MHz removable crystal
  • USB Mini-B connector for programming and power is compatible with USB charging devices
  • Large 5.75 square-inch prototyping area with 580 thru-hole connections provides plenty of room for your project's components
  • Built-in pads and circuitry make it easy to add a microSD card holder and VGA connector
  • SOT-23 pads and custom-designed 64-pin SMT pads accomodate a wide variety of IC packages
  • 40-pin header accepts add-on boards made for the Propeller QuickStart
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