This board is for projects that need a permanent home. Its low cost and its feature-rich yet simple design is ideal for most any project using the Propeller P8X32A multicore microcontroller. The core Propeller programming circuitry is built into the board, with access to all 32 I/O pins.
Thoughtful features such as power and over-voltage LEDs and well-placed labels on both sides of the board help make circuit building fast and accurate. The reset button, USB, power, and optional connectors are all set at right angles for easy access when the finished project is mounted in an enclosure.
The Propeller P8X32A-Q44 on the board is an 8-core low-power microcontroller with 32 KB SRAM and up to 20 MIPS per core. By partitioning separate tasks into separate cores, the Propeller can load programs and features and can re-allocate resources on the fly, without the overhead of an operating system. Features that often require dedicated hardware can be defined in software and run in parallel. When running at a total of 160 MIPS, the power consumption is usually less than 80 mA. For more information, refer to the Propeller P8X32A page.