AVR QuickStart Board v2

QSB (QuickStart Board) AVR 32 development board is a user friendly multipurpose programmable board for beginners as well as high end users. This Low Cost Development Board can be used to quickly evaluate and demonstrate the capabilities of AVR ATMega32 microcontroller. The board is designed to work as a header providing access to all pins for external connections, ideally suitable for quick start development purposes.

QSB AVR Mega32 Board Features:

  • Compact and Ready to use design
  • Includes AVR AT Mega 32 Microcontroller
  • No separate programmer required (Built in Boot loader included)
  • No Separate power adapter required (USB powered)
  • All Port Pins available at Male Berg Strip and at  female Berg housing connector
  • ICSP Port – 5X2 IDC connector
  • RS232 Interface (For direct connection to PC’s serial port )
  • External supply ranges from 7V to 20V DC
  • On Board 8MHz Crystal Oscillator
  • On board Reset Switch
  • On board power indicator LED
  • On Board Port Pin  LED connection for Board checking( Jumper Selectable)
  • On board 3V3 Voltage regulator IC and 3V3 available on Berg pins
  • On Board 5V,1Amp Voltage Regulator
  • RMC connecter & DC Barrel Jack for External power Supply (with Jumper Select Option)
  • Power Supply Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Can be used as header board for developing applications
  • Two layer High Quality PTH PCB
  • Professional EMI/RFI Complaint PCB Layout Design for Noise Reduction

AVR Mega32 Chip Specification:

  • 32 K bytes programmable flash
  • 2 K bytes SRAM
  • 1024 bytes EEPROM
  • 16 MHz operation (Up to 16MIPS)
  • 32 I/O pins
  • 8 channel 10 bit ADC
  • 4 PWM Channels
  • Two 8-Bit Timer/Counter
  • One 16-Bit Timer/Counter
  • One Serial USART
  • 1 Two Wire Serial Interface TWI
  • SPI Master/ Slave
  • Power Consumption ~  20 mA
  • Operating voltage
    2.7-5.5V for ATmega32L
    4.5-5.5 for for ATmega32

Layout:

How to test:

  •   Mini USB(only for powering) and Serial Cable is used to download program to AVR  QuickStart Board v2. When USB cable is connected to the  AVR  QuickStart Board v2, “PWR LED”(Red) on the top of QuickStart board module glows, which serves as the power indicator.

  • Step 1: Launch AVR Studio.(click here to download)

  • Step 2: Click “New Project”.

  • Step 3: Under “Project Type”, select AVR GCC Compiler (for C program). Select “Create initial file” option.

  • Step 4: Give project name, file name and location to save your project and click “Next>>”.

  • Step 5: From the device list, select the device to be programmed. Click “Finish”.

  • Step 6: The following window will be displayed.

  • Step 7: Enter the code for LED blinking(LED connected to zeroth pin of PORTB Via  jumper “J1″) with 250mS ON time and 250mS OFF time.

  • Step 8: Save your file by “File > Save”, keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+S” or using Save icon

  •  Step 9: Build the project

  • Step 10: Select “Tools > AVR Prog”  and press RESET switch on the QSB

  • Step 11: Select the hex file and click “Program” (under Flash) to load the program to the device.

 Note: Before checking the above program, don’t forget to short jumper “J1″(connecting  port pin to LED on the bottom side of Quick Start Board).

Notable on Board connections

Resources:

How to Buy:

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ):

Q.Can I use  16MHz crystal oscillator in AVR  QSB v2 ?
Ans.Yes, 16MHz  crystal oscillator can be used in this QSB.

Q.Can I use  USB cable to download program to AVR  QSB v2 ?
Ans. USB can’t be used  to download program,its only for powering.

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