PropCade Propeller based single board computer

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PropCade Propeller based single board computer

Postby mikronauts » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:55 pm

PropCade is the first Propeller based computer designed for 100Mhz operation from the ground up!


Feature List:

    - 100MHz operation, tested for all functions
    - 6.800”x2.800′ double sided, solder masked, silk-screened PCB
    - Propeller P8X32 (running at 100Mhz)
    - 64KB EEPROM
    - PCF8563 Real Time Clock
    - battery backup of RTC
    - optional battery backup of last two DIP SPI ram’s
    - two RJ45 jacks for easy RS485 daisy-chained networking (MAX3485)
    - IR receiver (38Khz)
    - IR transmitter
    - two Sega/Atari DB9M joystick ports using a MCP23S17 running at 5VDC
    - built-in ‘SerPlug’ MAX3232 serial port with DB9F runs at 1Mbps with optional FTDI USB cable
    - uSD socket (push/pull)
    - six sockets for SPI RAM/FRAM/FLASH (SOIC8/TDFN pattern under DIP8 socket)
    - VGA output (demo board compatible)
    - Video output (demo board compatible)
    - S-Video output
    - Stereo audio out via RCA jacks
    - PS/2 keyboard jack (demo board compatible)
    - PS/2 mouse jack (demo board compatible)
    - DC 2.1mm power jack for 7.5V-9V adapter (not supplied)
    - push on / push off power switch
    - power ON LED
    - 2 user LED’s
    - PropPlug/SerPlug header (remove SP3232 to use the header)
    - extremely Demo board compatible
    - VGA/Keyboard/Mouse pins 100% Protoboard compatible

Future Expansion:

    - up to seven more MCP23S17’s for up to 112 more digital I/O’s
    - I2C expansion header for anything you care to hook up to it

PropCade is a self-contained, affordable Propeller platform for:

    - writing Spin and Pasm code right on the Propeller with Sphinx
    - emulating old computers (Z80, 6809, etc)
    - emulating old game consoles
    - making arcade cabinets
    - serial terminal replacement
    - running virtual machines (ZOG, Java and others)
    - running FemtoBasic
    - VT100 replacement
    - The possibilities are endless!

For more information, please see the PropCade product page at:

Please note:

PropCade is right for you if you want an "old-school" program bare to the metal system, enjoying the limited memory constraings of the rise of computing.

If you want something closer to a desktop, consider the Raspberry Pi or other similar low cost single board Linux computers.

You can find all of my single board computer reviews at the link below: ... r-reviews/
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