PropSTICK Propeller 40-pin DIP
Should you’ve been in search of a chance to experiment with Parallax’s Propeller microcontroller, then alternative is knocking at your door. A present sale value has lowered the Parallax PropSTICK Package to $50.
In Parallax parlance, a Propeller processor is named a cog. Every Propeller accommodates eight 32-bit cogs. Revolving round a central “hub,” these eight cogs can function concurrently or independently at speeds as much as 20 MIPS per cog. This central hub idea contributes to the processor’s title: Propeller.
Contained in the package you will discover all the elements mandatory for constructing a skinny PCB service for the Propeller microcontroller: the 40-pin DIP Propeller, a 32Kb EEPROM, 3.3VDC voltage regulator, reset button, and RS-232C serial programming connector. There may be additionally a set of 40 socket/header pins for facilitating the insertion of the finished PCB right into a breadboard. Oh, and that picket popsicle stick that’s included within the package is mostly a “picket extractor” for popping the PropSTICK out of a breadboard.
The finished PropSTICK might be programmed with a particular Propeller programming language referred to as Spin. This proprietary byte code interpreter language is constructed into the microcontroller. Entry to the interpreter is supplied by way of a free Home windows PC software generally known as Propeller Instrument Software program (presently at Model 1.06). A quicker Propeller meeting language choice can also be accessible. One fascinating quirk with the Instrument software program is that an software should include a little bit of Spin code throughout startup.
When you’ve constructed your PropSTICK and programmed a killer venture, don’t neglect to return to the Parallax Website online for coming into the 2008 Propeller Design Contest. Perhaps the $2,000 First Place prize is sufficient incentive to take a Propeller for a spin, eh?