Tower Mechatronics Board and Robot

Freescale introduces the FSLBOT mechatronics robot featuring the MCF52259 ColdFire microcontroller

Image of Freescale Semiconductor's Tower Mechatronics Board and RobotThe Tower Mechatronics Board from Freescale 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 Freescale 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.

Freescale'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 QuantityBuy Now
IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 144LQFPMCF52259CAG80IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLASH 144LQFP1650 - Immediate
KIT TOWER MECH BOARDFSLBOTKIT TOWER MECH BOARD3 - Immediate
Associated Products
ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityBuy Now
IC ACCELEROMETER 3AXIS 16QFNMMA8451QTIC ACCELEROMETER 3AXIS 16QFN9177 - Immediate
14700 - Factory Stock
IC CTLR TOUCH SENSOR 20-QFNMPR121QR2IC CTLR TOUCH SENSOR 20-QFN2986 - Immediate
KIT TOWER BRD/SER/ELEV MCF5225XTWR-MCF5225X-KITKIT TOWER BRD/SER/ELEV MCF5225X3 - Immediate
KIT TOWER ROBOT SENSOR MOTORTWR-MECHKIT TOWER ROBOT SENSOR MOTOR2 - Immediate
KIT TOWER BOARD MCF5225XTWR-MCF5225XKIT TOWER BOARD MCF5225X4 - Immediate
TOWER SYSTEM SENSOR PAKTWR-SENSOR-PAKTOWER SYSTEM SENSOR PAK0
Published: 2012-06-29