The module can be connected with most industrial standard HD44780 compatible LCD modules through pin headers or ribbon cable. A direct mounting on the LCD module is possible and the module will provide the power supply for the LCD module and its backlight. LCD contast and backlight can be controlled by software.
The board can be used stand-alone together with the LCD module. PC connection is done via the integrated Mini-USB connctor.
The used AT90USB162 microconroller can be freely programmed and allows you to implement custom firmware extensions (e.G. support for graphical LCDs). The module provides 11 I/O signals and a PWM signal to control the LCD module. These signals can also be used for other control tasks as well.
Powerfull Open Source software libraries are available for free and allows you an easy software development.
|CPU||Atmel AVR USB: AT90USB162-16AU, up to 16 Mhz|
|Memory||16K Flash, 512 Byte RAM, 512 Byte EEPROM|
|USB||USB 2.0 device, Mini USB connector on board (full-speed)|
|I/O||11 I/O and one PWM signal|
|Bootloader||Integrated USB DFU bootloader|
|Programming||Programming using USB (e.g. with Atmel FLIP tool)|
|Dimensions||DIP 40 Format, 18 mm x 8 mm x 42 mm (W x H x L, Without pin headers)|
|Power supply||5V USB Powered|
|Temperature Range||-10°C bis 85°C|
|Weblink: LUFA Library (Open Source Library - USB Stack for AT90USB microcontrollers)|
|Weblink: Atmel FLIP Programmer (USB programmer software)|
|Weblink: DFU Programmer (Open Source USB Programmer software)|