Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Arduino Pro

The Arduino Pro is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega168 (datasheet) or ATmega328 (datasheet). The Pro comes in both 3.3V / 8 MHz and 5V / 16 MHz versions. It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a battery power jack, a power switch, a reset button, and holes for mounting a power jack, an ICSP header, and pin headers. A six pin header can be connected to an FTDI cable or Sparkfun breakout board to provide USB power and communication to the board.
The Arduino Pro is intended for semi-permanent installation in objects or exhibitions. The board comes without pre-mounted headers, allowing the use of various types of connectors or direct soldering of wires. The pin layout is compatible with Arduino shields. The 3.3V versions of the Pro can be powered with a battery.
The Arduino Pro was designed and manufactured by SparkFun Electronics.

  • Microcontroller ATmega168 or ATmega328
  • Operating Voltage 3.3V or 5V
  • Input Voltage 3.35 -12 V (3.3V versions) or 5 - 12 V (5V versions)
  • Digital I/O Pins 14 (of which 6 provide PWM output)
  • Analog Input Pins 6
  • DC Current per I/O Pin 40 mA
  • Flash Memory 16 KB (ATmega168) or 32KB (ATmega328) of which 2 KB used by bootloader
  • SRAM 1 KB (ATmega168) or 2 KB (ATmega328)
  • EEPROM 512 bytes (ATmega168) or 1 KB (ATmega328)
  • Clock Speed 8 MHz (3.3V versions) or 16 MHz (5V versions)
  • Power
  • The Arduino Pro can be powered via the USB header, with a battery, or with an external power supply. The battery power jack is a JST header. A power jack for an external supply can be soldered to the board.