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A-Star 32U4 Prime SV microSD
Brand: Pololu Robotics & Electronics
Product Code: SG - PU3114
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Price: S$48.00

A-Star 32U4 Prime SV microSD

The A-Star 32U4 Prime SV is a programmable board based on Atmel’s ATmega32U4 microcontroller and arranged in the common Arduino form factor. The A-Star Prime offers many additional features and improvements over competing products, including superior power management that enables efficient operation from 5 V to 36 V. The A-Star 32U4 Prime SV is available in several configurations; item #3114 includes preinstalled female headers common to many Arduinos and microSD support.

Overview

A-Star 32U4 Prime SV, bottom view.

The Pololu A-Star 32U4 Prime is a general-purpose programmable board based on Atmel’s ATmega32U4 AVR microcontroller and arranged in the common Arduino form factor exemplified by the Uno R3 and Leonardo. As such, the A-Star Prime (abbreviated A* Prime) is compatible with many Arduino shields, including all of the Arduino shields we carry. All 26 of the microcontroller’s GPIO lines are accessible on the board, including seven than can be used as PWM outputs and twelve that can be used as analog inputs. The ATmega32U4 is capable of native full-speed USB, which makes it more versatile than similar boards that rely on USB-to-serial adapters: in addition to supporting a virtual (CDC) serial/COM port interface, the A-Star can appear to a connected computer as a mouse and keyboard. The A-Star’s USB interface can be accessed through its USB Micro-B connector.

The A* Prime supports the on-board microcontroller with many additional features and improvements over competing products, including enhanced connectivity and superior power management. The Prime is available in two main versions: SV, which features a green solder mask and a switching step-down regulator that allows operation from 5 V to 36 V, and LV, which features a blue solder mask and a step-up/step-down voltage regulator that allows operation from 2.7 V to 11.8 V. Each version is available in several different configurations: with or without preinstalled through-hole components like standard Arduino female headers and with or without microSD support. There is also a configuration available for each version with an 8×2 character LCD.

Dimensions

Size: 2.8″ × 2.1″ (common Arduino form factor)
Weight: 20 g

General specifications

Processor: ATmega32U4 @ 16 MHz
RAM size: 2560 bytes
Program memory size: 32 Kbytes1
Motor channels: 0
User I/O lines: 26
Input voltage range: 5 V to 36 V (SV)
Minimum operating voltage: 5 V2
Maximum operating voltage: 36 V
Maximum output current: 1.0 A3
Logic voltage: 5 V
Reverse voltage protection?: Y
External programmer required?: N

Notes:

1
Note that 4 KB of the MCU's 32 KB of flash memory is used by the pre-installed USB bootloader. All 32 KB is available when programming via the ISP header rather than the bootloader.
2
For light loads. The regulator's dropout voltage increases approximately linearly with the load, from a few millivolts at no load up to around 0.9 V at 1 A.
3
Available current depends on input voltage, current consumed by the board, ambient conditions, and regulator topology. See product documentation and performance graphs for details.