ATmega168 Board Features
- Access to the ATmega168 MCU pin via 24 DIP pins (0.1" spacing) at the bottom of the board.
- On-board MAX3232 RS232 Transceiver, accessible via DIP pins
- Pre-loaded with POP bootloader that allows you to upload code to the ATmega168 via RS232 using the open-source Arduino development environment.
- Note: To use the bootloader feature you need to plug the POP168 board into a baseboard that provides the necessary RS232 connector, such as the POP Builder Kit or the POP Project Kit, or you need to wire your own RS232 cable to the modules Rx, Tx and GND pins (see schematic).
- 2x5 ISP header for use with AVR in-system programmers
- Reset button
- 2x SMD Indicator LEDs
Arduino is an open-source platform based on boards featuring an Atmel AVR microcontroller with a pre-programmed bootloader and a development environment that implements the Processing / Wiring language. Arduino can be used to develop stand-alone interactive objects or can be connected to software on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP). The open-source IDE can be downloaded for free (currently for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux).
ATmega168 DIP Module Documents
ATmega168 Board Schematics.
ATmega168 Module Pinout