Tower Mechatronics Board and Robot

NXP introduces the FSLBOT mechatronics robot featuring the MCF52259 ColdFire microcontroller

Image of Freescale Semiconductor's Tower Mechatronics Board and RobotThe Tower Mechatronics Board from NXP combines 32-bit computing, sensors, and actuator control into a single stand-alone board with an on-board battery supply. The Tower Mechatronics Board has a 32-bit ColdFire microcontroller with 64 K of RAM, 512 K of flash, and supports the full range of NXP Xtrinsic sensors via plug-in daughter boards. The board can directly control up to eight actuators (PWM controlled RC servos) via the eight industry standard 3-pin connectors.

In addition to stand-alone operation, the Tower Mechatronic Board can be plugged into the Tower System. When plugged into the Tower System the Tower Mechatronic Board becomes a controller module, capable of interfacing with all peripheral modules available in the Tower System family to expand its capabilities.

NXP's robot is a sensor development kit in the form of a four degrees of freedom (DOF) bipedal walking robot, controlled by the Tower Mechatronic Board. Included are simple development tools that will help you learn to write software for sensors, while making a robot walk and respond to touch, motion, vibration, tilt, and other external stimuli.

Mechatronics Board and Robot

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
MCF52259CAG80 datasheet linkIC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 144LQFPMCF52259CAG80IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 144LQFP508 - Immediate
MCF52259CAG80 product page link
FSLBOT datasheet linkKIT TOWER MECH BOARDFSLBOTKIT TOWER MECH BOARD0FSLBOT product page link

Associated Products

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
MMA8451QT datasheet linkACCELEROMETER 2-8G I2C 16QFNMMA8451QTACCELEROMETER 2-8G I2C 16QFN8399 - Immediate
MMA8451QT product page link
TWR-MECH datasheet linkKIT TOWER ROBOT SENSOR MOTORTWR-MECHKIT TOWER ROBOT SENSOR MOTOR7 - Immediate
TWR-MECH product page link
TWR-MCF5225X-KIT datasheet linkKIT TOWER BRD/SER/ELEV MCF5225XTWR-MCF5225X-KITKIT TOWER BRD/SER/ELEV MCF5225X4 - Immediate
TWR-MCF5225X-KIT product page link
TWR-MCF5225X datasheet linkKIT TOWER BOARD MCF5225XTWR-MCF5225XKIT TOWER BOARD MCF5225X5 - Immediate
TWR-MCF5225X product page link
TWR-SENSOR-PAK datasheet linkTOWER SYSTEM SENSOR PAKTWR-SENSOR-PAKTOWER SYSTEM SENSOR PAK0TWR-SENSOR-PAK product page link
MPR121QR2 datasheet linkIC CTLR TOUCH SENSOR 20-QFNMPR121QR2IC CTLR TOUCH SENSOR 20-QFN0MPR121QR2 product page link
Published: 2012-06-29