The P4 board serves as an introductory learning tool to get started with Atmel START, Atmel Studio, and all the great peripherals AVR microcontrollers offer. This board comes with 4 push buttons, 4 LEDs, and an LCD screen so users can immediately get started interacting with the analog world as well as the digital. Learn new
UPDI connector mounted to the board - program and debug using the Atmel-ICE
External power connector mounted to the board - power the board with external power
Connector board layout for external connection
Atmel Studio 7 is the integrated development platform (IDP) for developing and debugging all AVR® microcontroller applications. The Studio 7 IDP gives you a seamless and easy-to-use environment to write, build and debug your applications written in C/C++ or Assembly code.
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The P4 board serves as an introductory learning tool to get started with Atmel START, Atmel Studio, and all the great peripherals AVR microcontrollers offer. This board comes with 4 push buttons, 4 LEDs, and an LCD screen so users can immediately get started interacting with the analog world as well as the digital. Learn new skills like clock switching, pin toggling (using a single pin as input and output at the same time), and power and memory usage reduction. Whether you are new to AVR devices, 8-bit design, or even programming in general, this board is the perfect way to get started with the added components you need.
Maximizing the value of 20 AVR pins:
2 pins for VDD and GND
1 pin for Unified Programming and Debug Interface (UDPI)
2 pins for 32768 Hz crystal oscillator
4 pins for 4 LEDs and 4 push buttons
3 pins for interface to OLED display
1 pin for SET/RUN slide switch detection
6 pins for connector and I2C bus connection
How to use 1 pin for both driving a LED and detecting a push button
How to switch between oscillators on-the-fly
Use 20 MHz internal oscillator when fast processing is required for driving display
Use 32768 Hz external crystal oscillator when precise timing is needed
Use 32 kHz internal Ultra Low Power (ULP) oscillator otherwise to minimize power consumption
How to use only 3 pins to drive a 128 x 64 OLED display
How to expand each display character on-the-fly to 12 x 16 pixels so it is easy to read but only uses 6 x 8 bits of Flash
How to make a design where part of the circuit can be switched off to minimize power consumption (without accidentally resetting the MCU)
The box contains the ATAVRFEB-P4 board and a coin cell battery to power the board.