From Prototype to Production
Product designers doing circuit board design in higher volume often use the QFP or DIP format of the Propeller 1 (P8X32A).
The P8X32A-D40 is most useful for prototyping in breadboarded or socketed circuits. A USB programming port may be built into the circuit board, or to further reduce costs designers use a 4-pin header and the Prop Plug externally.
The Propeller chip can run on its own with a 3.3-volt power supply, internal clock, and with its internal RAM for code storage. Add an external EEPROM for non-volatile code storage and an external clock source for accurate timing. PCB landing patterns for this chip are available for DipTrace users on request.
The Propeller FLiP Microcontroller
The breadboard-friendly Propeller FLiP microcontroller module packs a lot of features into a small, easy-to-use form-factor. With on-board USB for both communication and power, lots of on-board LEDs, a high-performance 3.3V switching regulator, USB and reverse-polarity protection, and informative, easy-to-read labelling, the Propeller FLiP module will quickly become your go-to microcontroller for all of your inventions!
Commonly used in education and production projects up to 100+ units.
Activity Board WX
This full-featured design is for teaching STEM education technology basics: electronics, programming, sensors, communication, computer science, engineering, and control systems.
It includes connections for SD card, audio output, servos, XBee RF modules and 3-pin connections for Parallax sensors.
The Propeller 1 Activity Board is the control system on the ActivityBot 360 and often programmed in C or BlocklyProp.