The E-blocks ARM Starter Pack contains a USB ARM development board containing a 32-bit SAM7 processor from Atmel on a removable daughterboard. It also includes a Pushbutton board, an LED board, an LCD block, a Dual 7-segment Display block, a Solderless Prototype board, a Through-hole Prototype board, a Terminal board, a SPI and D/A board, a Sensors motherboard with analog temperature sensor and digital temperature sensor, a power supply and USB cable. The metal backplane and mounting bolts shown are not included.
The starter pack can be used for learning and for developing a number of E-blocks projects. For learners, the starter pack is compatible with the online course An introduction to microcontroller programming. This 50-hour course teaches the basics of developing projects based on microcontrollers using the Flowcode software. (The course assumes you're using a PIC-based E-blocks system, but the Flowcode programming works the same way on this ARM-based system.) The starter pack is also compatible with Atmel's own design tools and is a flexible hardware platform for learning C code, Assembly and other languages.
E-blocks Standard ARM Starter Pack Contents
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera FPGAs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.
Country of Origin: UK
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