The Propeller P8X32A project board from Parallax is designed for any
project using the Propeller P8X32A multicore microcontroller. The core
Propeller programming circuitry is built into the board, with access to
all 32 I/O pins.
Power and over-voltage LEDs and well-placed
labels on both sides of the board 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.
Summary of 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
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.