Propeller Professional Development Board


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$169.99 ea.
$152.99 ea.

The Propeller Professional Development Board (PPDB) is a high-quality, fully-integrated development platform for the Propeller microcontroller.

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Have you seen a Parallax Propeller chip yet? WOW they are feature packed! Parallax has managed to stuff a huge amount of functionality and the power to support it into a single chip. To best start working with it, we recommend you take a look at the Propeller Professional Development Board. 

The PPDB (yes, it is a mouthful)  is a high-quality, fully-integrated development platform for the Propeller microcontroller. A wide variety of typical I/O (LEDs, Buttons, etc.) devices and circuitry are built into the PPDB, providing the developer with an ideal platform for rapid Propeller project development.


  • 40-pin DIP socket for P8X32A-D40 Propeller microcontroller
  • 24LC256 32K EEPROM included
  • 5 MHz crystal included
  • 5V and 3.3V regulators on board
  • Built-in USB programming interface
  • Six blue 16-segment LED displays (5V & 3.3V compatible)
  • Sixteen blue discrete LEDs (5V & 3.3V compatible)
  • L293D high-current driver for motors, solenoids, etc.
  • Eight active-low push-buttons with 3.3V pull-ups
  • Eight active-low DIP switches with 3.3V pull-ups
  • Two 10K potentiometers
  • Eight servo headers with selectable on-board/external power source
  • DS1302 real-time clock with battery backup/charging capability
  • MAX4411 headphone amplifier with 1/8" stereo phone jack
  • MAX3232E RS-232 DCE interface
  • Two PS/2 ports with 5V power and 3.3V pull-ups on clock/data lines
  • 15-pin HD D-sub connector for VGA monitor
  • Ground terminal for oscilloscope ground clip

Key Specifications:

  • Power requirements: 7-12 VDC (59 mA quiescent current @ 12V)
  • Communication: USB serial programming interface
  • Dimensions: 9 x 5-1/4 x 3/4 in (230 x 135 x 20 mm)
  • Operating temp range: +32°F to +158°F (0°C to +70°C)

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