P8X32A Propeller QuickStart (Rev.B)

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Product Description

The P8X32A QuickStart is a simple and accessible development platform for the P8X32A Propeller microcontroller.

The QuickStart is an evaluation board for the Propeller. As an open-source reference design the QuickStart board provides basic Propeller circuitry. Developers may use our PCB layout files as their own to speed their project towards completion. As a project board the QuickStart is fully expandable and provides unimpeded access to all I/O pins through an expansion header but includes some button inputs and LEDs to demonstrate programming. With USB power and a selection of QuickStart Project examples it’s also the fastest way to get up and running.

Key Features:

  • Propeller P8X32A microcontroller
  • Power and program via USB Mini-B
  • Expansion header provides access to Vss, Vdd, 32 I/O pins
  • 5 MHz crystal on board may be disabled by removing SMT jumper, allowing replacement with external through-hole crystal
  • Eight resistive touch buttons
  • Eight buffered LEDs

Application Ideas:

  • Reference design
  • Development platform
  • Embedded processor board
  • Open hardware reference design through our Altium and DipTrace PCB layout files (more export options may be possible)
  • Bus-powered USB coupled with 3.3V regulator for 500 mA
  • 64KB EEPROM (32K for P8X32A program, 32K for general-purpose use)
  • External brownout reset may be installed by removing SMT jumper
  • Pads for sigma-delta A/D circuitry (two resistors and two capacitors, both 0603) for using the Sigma-Delta A/D AppNote
  • Power Requirements:  3.3 or 4 to 9 VDC, up to 500 mA
  • Communication: USB mini-B, 3.3 V serial, I2C
  • Dimensions: 2.0 x 3.0 x 0.36 in (5.0 x 7.6 x 0.84 cm) mounting hole centers separated by 2.75 x 1.75 in (59.85 x 44.45 mm)
  • Operating temp range: -40 to +185 °F (-40 to +85 °C)
  • PCB assembled, tested, and completed in Rocklin, California

Additional Information

Weight 0.05 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in


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What is the difference between Rev. A and Rev. B?

Stephanie Lindsay

Rev B, released in 2013, is first described in version 1.1 of the Product Guide, available under Downloads. It moved from the FT232RL to FT231XS USB to serial converter, supports power from USB chargers, and includes several improvements to the accessory socket including a power isolation option.


Thanks Stephanie!

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