Core+, 644pa (mCookie)

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Core module, AVR Chip, Arduino IDE compatible,faster than the Core series

mCookie-Core+ is a 8-bit microcontroller development board with Atmel ATmega1284P and ATmega644PA serials as the core. And it is an open-source and compatible-with-mCookie-Core+ controller module.

Besides the features of mCookie-Core, the inputting and outputting number of Flash, RAM and EEPROM of mCookie-Core+ have been greatly improved. Pins meet the mCookie specification, and players can upgrade Core smoothly to Core+, without modifying arduino codes.

mCookie use the same java and C language development environment with Arduino. Players can use Arduino IDE, coordinated with software such as Flash or Processing, with mCookie and other electronic components, modules, and sensors, to make many interesting interactive works.

FAQ

  • Q: How to judge whether the voltage of the Core+ in my hand is 3.3V or 5V?
    • A: You can judge it from the resistance. If R1 is welded, it is 3.3V. And if R2 is welded, it is 5V.
  • Q: Can I use 3.3V electricity to supply power to Core+, of which the clock frequency is 16M?
    • A: It is not recommended. If the voltage is too low, it will be unstable.
  • Q: Can I use 5V electricity to supply power to Core+, of which the clock frequency is 8M?
    • A: Yes, you can.

Features

  • Strong configuration. It has 128KB Flash and 16KB SRAM, as biggest as possible.
  • Small, cheap, stackable and open;
  • Open-source hardware circuit design and compatible-with-Arduino programming development environment;
  • Unified mCookie interface specification and abundant peripheral module, which make it can be extended and connected with other modules and sensors which meet the Microduino/mCookie interface specification;

Specification

  • There are 4 versions of mCookie-Core+, according to different cores and clock frequency:
MCU type Flash SRAM EEPROM Clock Frequency Working voltage
ATmega644PA 64K 4K 2K 16M 5.0V
ATmega644PA 64K 4K 2K 8M 3.3V
Atmega1284P 128K 16K 4K 16M 5.0V
ATmega1284P 128K 16K 4K 8M 3.3V

 

  • There are 32 Digital I/O :
    • On the module labeled D0, D1, D2~D13 and A0~A7, and the ten(D14~D23) more than core.
  • There are 8 Analog I/O :
    • On the module labeled A0~A7;
    • Each provides 10 resolution ratio(that is 0~1024). By default, the measurement range of the analog voltage is the value from GND to VCC;
    • Please refer to analogRead()function for details.
  • There are 8 PWM supporters:
    • On the module labeled D7, D8, D9, D10, D12, D13, D22, and D23 respectively.
    • Please refer to analogWrite() function for details.
  • There are two serial port supporters:
    • On the module labeled Serial[D0(RX), D1(TX)] and Serial1[D2(RX), D3(TX)].
    • Connected with USBTTL module will occupy D0 and D1. If ports D0 and D1 are also occupied by other modules, the communication with USBTTL will be abnormal, and the program will be unable to be downloaded.
  • There is one SPI supporter:
    • On the module labeled D13(SCK), D12(MISO), D11(MOSI), and D10(SS).
  • There is one I2C supporter:
    • On the module labeled SDA(D20), SCL(D21).
  • There are 3 external interrupt supporters:
    • On the module labeled D2(interrupt0), D3(interrupt1), and D6(interrupt2).
    • Please refer to attachInterrupt() function for details.
  • Support ISP download function.
  • Support AREF end.

 

  • Description of Pins:
Pin Original Pin Name Map Pin Name Digital Pin Analog Pin interrupt PWM Serial SPI I2C Power
1 VCC +5V +5V
2 VCC +3V3 +3.3V
3 (OC0A/AIN1)PB3 D7 D7 yes
4 (OC2B/ICP)PD6 D8 D8 yes
5 (OC1A)PD5 D9 D9 yes
6 (OC0B/SS)PB4 D10 D10 yes SS
7 (MOSI)PB5 D11 D11 MOSI
8 (MISO)PB6 D12 D12 MISO
9 (SCK)PB7 D13 D13 SCK
10 AREF AREF
11 (ADC7)PA7 A0 D24 A0
12 (ADC6)PA6 A1 D25 A1
13 (ADC5)PA5 A2 D26 A2
14 (ADC4)PA4 A3 D27 A3
15 (SDA)PC1 SDA D20 SDA
16 (SCL)PC0 SCL D21 SCL
17 (ADC1)PA1 A6 D30 A6
18 (ADC0)PA0 A7 D31 A7
19 (RXD0)PD0 D0 D0 0(RX)
20 (TXD0)PD1 D1 D1 0(TX)
21 (INT0)PD2 D2 D2 0 1(RX)
22 (INT1)PD3 D3 D3 1 1(TX)
23 (XCK0/T0)PB0 D4 D4
24 (CLKO/T1)PB1 D5 D5
25 (INT2/AIN0)PB2 D6 D6 2
26 RESET RST
27 GND GND GND
28 (TOSC2)PC7 D14 D14
29 (TOSC1)PC6 D15 D15
30 (TDI)PC5 D16 D16
31 (TDO)PC4 D17 D17
32 (TMS)PC3 D18 D18
33 (TCK)PC2 D19 D19
34 (ADC3)PA3 A4 D28 A4
35 (ADC2)PA2 A5 D29 A5
36 (OC1B)PD4 D22 D22 yes
37 (OC2A)PD7 D23 D23 yes