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Eric R
10-12-2006, 08:54 AM
Will we ever see a propeller in a dip fashion including a voltage regulator, crystal, eeprom and programming standoff much like the BS2?
Sure seems possible.

Paul Baker
10-12-2006, 09:02 AM
Yes, the Propstick USB will be released shortly (dont ask for an exact date, but to give you a general indication of a timeframe I wrote a description for the website's product listing yesterday).

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Paul Baker (mailto:pbaker@parallax.com)
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Eric R
10-12-2006, 09:06 AM
Wow! Thanks, I look forward to it!

Will this be along the same lines as the current prop stick or more integrated like the BS2?

ALIBE
10-12-2006, 09:09 AM
Hi Paul,
that is great to hear. What are the dimensions of such a board - looking forward to it.

thanks in advance

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Paul Baker
10-12-2006, 12:05 PM
It is the same dimensions as a BS2p40, we had to make it clear that it must not be placed in a BS2p40 socket since the pinouts and voltages are different. It is pin compatible with the original Propstick.

Eric, what do you mean when you say integrated? It will be fully assembled using surface mount components and the QFN (leadless) package version of the Propeller.

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Paul Baker (mailto:pbaker@parallax.com)
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Eric R
10-12-2006, 05:26 PM
Eric, what do you mean when you say integrated? It will be fully assembled using surface mount components and the QFN (leadless) package version of the Propeller.
That took care of my question. (Integrated meaning all parts on one board) This is what I am looking for and will wait for its release.

ALIBE
10-12-2006, 08:30 PM
http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/yeah.gif

Paul, this is fantastic - exactly what I am looking for - Can't wait.



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Rsadeika
10-12-2006, 09:11 PM
This sounds great, will their be a carrier board to go with this, or is this primarily for breadboard usage?

Ray

Paul Baker
10-12-2006, 11:38 PM
Ray, its primarily for breadboard use.

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Paul Baker (mailto:pbaker@parallax.com)
Propeller Applications Engineer
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Gadgetman
10-13-2006, 02:57 AM
Rsadeika said...
This sounds great, will their be a carrier board to go with this, or is this primarily for breadboard usage?


If you want something for prototyping you may want to wait a little bit for the P8X32A-Q44 ProtoBoard (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=607991)...

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Kevin Wood
10-14-2006, 02:28 AM
If it's possible from an engineering standpoint, it would be neat to have an interface board that would allow you plug the Propstick into a BS2p40 socket. Something like the way the PWM-Pal fits on a BS2.

Paul Baker
10-14-2006, 03:09 AM
It's a can of worms we are are not likely to open. There is a marginal chance something would be done, but not in the vein you are thinking.

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RinksCustoms
10-15-2006, 11:14 AM
well we have landed a space probe on an asteroid, yes. . . . to answer your question, but the real question here would be if it's worth it to interface the prop to something designed for something 10 times slower...

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Kevin Wood
10-15-2006, 12:34 PM
The benefit of having an interface isn't to connect the Propeller to a BS2p40; it's to be able to plug a Propeller into the 40-pin socket on the Professional Development Board.

MacGeek117
10-30-2006, 08:47 AM
You could possibly build your own-with the schematic and PCB making software around it wouldn't be too hard.
RoboGeek

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ALIBE
11-10-2006, 12:58 AM
just a friendly follow up on this. Any release dates for this prod?

thanks

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Paul Baker
11-10-2006, 03:22 AM
No, Nagi we don't provide release dates, only general periods. We are getting all the ducks in line to make the product availible.

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Paul Baker (mailto:pbaker@parallax.com)
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ALIBE
11-10-2006, 09:40 PM
Paul, thanks.

I'm riding on the verse, "ask and it shall be given" :)

I'll bother again on this front in a week or so

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