Friday, May 03, 2013

Axon atmega640 microcontroller

The Axon was developed for robots that go beyond the basics. With the Axon, you will no longer need to worry about not having enough I/O as it has 55+ for you to use - up to 16 ports for analog sensors, and up to 18 for interrupts. You will never be wanting of UART, as there are 3 directly available, with a 4th used for a USB connection directly to your PC. No additional programmer needed due to a built in programmer (bootloader). Lastly, extensive source code and tutorials have been developed to make it easy enough for a beginner.

More specifically, the Axon is the best microcontroller on the market for multi-limbed robots such as bipeds, spiders, and robot arms. Unlike many other robot microcontrollers on the market, no additional wiring is required. It is 100% plug-n-play - no external power buses required to plug in servos or sensors, literally taking minutes to set up.

The Axon uses the powerful ATmega640 as its processor, which has typically 4x more memory than other controllers on the market (see specifications below).

Lastly, at 34 grams (a typical 9V battery weighs 40g), the Axon is the smallest and lightest of any other comparable full-featured microcontroller on the market.

  • 55 I/O Total
  • Up to 16 ADC
  • Up to 29 Servos
  • I2C, SPI
  • 3 UART
  • Serial to USB Converter (4th UART)
  • Up to 18 interrupts
  • Up to 9 PWM Channels (7 without modification)
  • 64KB Flash, 4KB EEPROM, 8KB SRAM
  • 16 MIPS throughput at 16 MHz
  • 6 Timers (four 16-bit, two 8-bit)
  • pre-programmed with a bootloader - no programmer required
  • built in power buses
  • all software is free
  • 100% open source

For detailed information, please refer to the Axon Datasheet.