Manufacturer: Parallax
Product Code: PropC3-01_32209
Weight:1.00 lb
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Price: $98.99

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  • Multicore Propeller P8X32A-Q44 with 5.00 MHz socketed crystal to upgrade for over-clocking experiments.
  • 64 KB Propeller boot EEPROM holds boot image plus 32 KB extra for data.
  • Supports USB or external wall adapter power sources.
  • Dual high-current 1.5 A, 3.3/5 V voltage regulators with heavy filtering.
  • VGA port with multiplexing logic to reuse IO’s.
  • RCA Video/Audio ports for NTSC/PAL composite video.
  • PS/2 port for keyboard or mouse.
  • 1 MB SPI FLASH memory.
  • 2-channel Microchip MCP3202 SPI A/D converter with 12-bit resolution.
  • (2) Microchip 32K x 8 bit SPI SRAMs.
  • MicroSD card w/SPI interface.
  • 2 x 16 headers exporting generous IO and system signals.
  • (4) 3-wire servo port headers to directly drive servos from the Propeller.
  • Ultra-compact credit-card–sized PCB footprint: 3 x 2.175 in (75.9 x 55.2 mm).
  • (4) Break-away mounting tabs, removable if not needed.
  • Open source hardware & software design.
  • Slick black and white industrial design sure to be the envy of all your friends.

The PropC3 is full compatible with other Propeller powered boards, thus every program written for the Propeller processor can be ported with a minimum effort. The incredible amount of embedded peripherals lets you think about this board as a "micro PC"!

The Prpeller C3 board.The Propeller C3 fully annotated.The Propeller C3 with a servo motor plugged in.The Propeller C3 Test Suite Title.The Propeller C3 color chart.The Propeller C3 with Sphinx OS running.The Propeller C3 with Sphinx OS running.The Propeller C3 with FemtoBasic interpreter running.The Propeller C3 Boot Menu allows the C3 to boot from the SD Card!Ranquest Arcade Adventure Game by Jay T. Cook.Racer 3D by Jay T. Cook showing off a multiprocessor graphics engine and real-time 3D on the C3.A Pitfall inspired game demo of the "HEL" graphics engine.Alien Invaders by Remi Veilleux showing off 2D scrolling, huge maps, and multiple players.A Q-bert inspired game demo by Rainer Blessing.Ball Buster breakout clone by Jay T. Cook. 

The PropC3™ is a true “Credit-Card–sized Computer” that augments the Propeller chip with a number of onboard peripherals to facilitate large scale and complex applications.

Designed in cooperation with Nurve Networks LLC and André LaMothe, the Propeller C3 is the newest Propeller-based application platform from Parallax. Ready to support a wide array of peripherals, this system is ideal for industrial control, monitoring systems, high-level languages, robotics, gaming, and more.

The C3 was designed to be compatible with other Propeller-based development boards such as the Propeller Demo Board and the HYDRA, so porting applications is a snap. Additionally, the C3 uses a novel SPI bus design that allows all the onboard peripherals to be accessed with a single SPI bus (3 signals) along with chip-select logic (2 signals) that supports up to 8 devices in total. Thus, the IO impact of all the onboard peripherals is minimal.

Application Ideas

  • Industrial control.
  • Monitoring systems.
  • Gaming.
  • Experimentation.

Key Specifications

  • Power requirements: 7.5–12 VDC, 300+ mA 2.1mm center-positive supply; OR power via high-power USB, hub port preferred.
  • Communication/Interface: USB, GPIO, microSD card.
  • Dimensions (without tabs): 3.0 x 2.175” (75.9 x 55.2 mm).
  • Operating temp range: -40 to +185 °F (-40 to +85 °C).

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