Interactive Electronics Design in Asheville, NC  

Special Effect Controller

 This compact, capable, and reliable controller has been used as the basis for many exhibit control systems created and installed by IED.  

Significant Features

• 8 High-current (up to 5A) PWM Outputs (configurable as 4 full H bridges, which can be used for bi-directional DC motor control)
• 4 Digital Inputs, 1 Analog Input
• Mp3 Audio Playback (up to 128Mbps with line out and on board 2 x 6W stereo audio amplifier)
• 500KB Internal Flash (for up to 100 seconds of Mp3 file storage at 40kbps)
• SD Flash Memory Slot (for up to 2GB of external flash)
• 10MB Ethernet Port
• PS2 Remote Control Interface (wired or wireless controllers)
• RS485 Port (configurable as DMX controller)
• RS232 Port (port up to 154kbps)
• Expansion I/O Port (for daisy chaining of 1 or more expansion boards)
• Under-voltage Shutdown (to protect output circuitry)


• Microprocessor: Atmel ATmega64
• 8MIPS, 64KB flash ROM, 4K EEPROM
• Software written in C and compiled with ImageCraft AVR
• Power supply: 5 to 18VDC, 100ma to 10A depending upon loads
• Size: 5.65" x 4.20" x 1.12" (144mm x 107mm x 28mm)
• Mounting: 4 #6 screws on 5.00" x 3.75" centers (127mm x 95mm)
• Weight: approximately 6.5oz (185g)


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