Item #: 1325
UPC: 609408180774
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    The Orangutan SVP robot controller is a complete control solution for small and medium-sized robots running at 6-13.5V. The module is designed around the powerful Atmel ATmega324PA AVR microcontroller (32 KB flash, 2 KB RAM, and 1 KB EEPROM) or ATmega1284P (128 KB flash, 16 KB RAM, and 4 KB EEPROM) running at 20 MHz and features a full complement of peripheral hardware to support robotics applications: dual motor drivers capable of delivering 2A continuous (6 peak) per channel, a demultiplexer for easy control of up to eight servos with a single hardware PWM, a removable 16x2 character LCD with backlight, a user trimmer potentiometer, a buzzer for simple sounds and music, three user pushbuttons, and two user LEDs. The board also provides 21 free I/O lines, of which 12 can be used as analog inputs, and two switching buck (step-down) voltage regulators--one for the 5V bus and one adjustable from 2.5V to 85% of VIN--each capable of supplying 3 A, which means there's plenty of room and power for adding sensors, servos, and other peripherals.

    In addition to the user-programmable ATmega324 or ATmega1284 microcontroller, the Orangutan SVP features an auxiliary PIC18F14K50 MCU that supports the main processor and serves as an integrated AVR ISP programmer, which means that no external programmer is required to use the Orangutan SVP. This auxiliary processor provides a USB connection that allows direct communication with a PC, and its firmware lets it perform several useful tasks in parallel with the main microcontroller. The user AVR can read data from the auxiliary MCU over SPI. A USB A to mini-B cable is included with the Orangutan SVP.

    Because the Orangutan SVP gives the user direct access to the ATmega324 or ATmega1284 microcontroller, it is compatible with all development software for Atmel's AVR microcontrollers, including Atmel's free AVR Studio and the WinAVR GCC C/C++ compiler. Using these libraries, it takes just a few simple lines of code to write to the LCD, read button presses, drive motors, and control servos. These libraries come with a number of sample programs that demonstrate how to use the various components on the Orangutan SVP.

    Programmable 20 MHz Atmel ATmega324PA AVR microcontroller with 32 KB flash, 2 KB SRAM, and 1 KB EEPROM
    Built-in USB AVR ISP programmer (USB A to mini-B cable included)
    2 bidirectional motor ports (2A continuous per channel, 6A maximum per channel)
    8-output demultiplexer tied to one of the user AVR’s hardware PWMs for easy control of up to 8 servos
    21 free I/O lines: 17 free I/O lines on the main AVR MCU, of which 8 can be analog inputs; 4 input lines on the auxiliary processor, which can be either 4 analog inputs or dual quadrature encoder inputs; 2 hardware UARTs
    Removable 16-character x 2-line LCD with backlight
    Primary 5V switching regulator capable of supplying 3A
    Secondary adjustable (2.5V – 85% of VIN) buck (step-down) voltage regulator capable of supplying 3A
    Buzzer tied to one of the user AVR’s hardware PWMs
    3 user pushbutton switches
    2 user LEDs
    Power (push-on/push-off) and reset pushbutton switches
    Power circuit makes it easy to add extra power buttons and provides a self-shutdown option
    Auxiliary processor (connected via SPI) provides: Battery voltage reading; User trimmer potentiometer reading; Integrated USB connection; In-System-Programming of the main processor; Ability to read two quadrature encoders

    ProcessorATmega324PA @ 20 MHz with auxiliary PIC
    RAM Size 2048 bytes
    Program Memory Size 32 Kbytes
    Motor Driver Dual TB6612FNGs
    Motor Channels 2
    User I/O Lines 21
    Max. Current on a Single I/O 40 mA
    Minimum Operating Voltage 6V
    Maximum Operating Voltage 13.5V
    Continuous Output Current Per Channel 2A
    Peak Output Current Per Channel 6A
    Current Sense 0.85 V/A
    Maximum PWM Frequency 80 kHz
    Reverse Voltage Protection Yes
    External Programmer Required No
    LCD Included Yes
    Size3.70 x 2.20 in.
    Weight2.7 oz.


    User Guide

    AVR C/C++ Library User’s Guide

    AVR Library Command Reference