What is Hydra?
Hydra is an ARM Cortex-M3 based development board powered by LPC1768 microcontroller. It comes with Prime Framework (a suite of software libraries) and is suitable for beginners, hobbyists as well as advance embedded developers.
Hydra’s modular design makes it fit for any educational embedded and robotics applications. It can be used in projects that require high computing power and need to acquire sensor data quickly & accurately such as drones, wheeled robots, x-y plotters, 3D printers. Students can use Hydra to learn the ARM processor in an affordable and simple way.
Why choose Hydra?
Build Applications Faster
Hydra comes with Prime Framework which is a complete suite of software libraries and device drivers for making application building easy and fast.
Add New Functionalities
Just push your Phi Plug-in boards into the innovative Phi Plug-in standard socket on Hydra to add new functionalities with zero hardware configurations and without all the messy wiring.
Hydra offers various facilities for communication:
Just push the Phi DP83848 Ethernet module in the socket provided to connect your device to the local networks.
You can use external USB devices with Hydra by connecting external USB socket to the interface provided.
Easily communicate with other devices using on-board standard protocols (CAN, UART, I2C and GPIO).
Store Ample Data
The Micro SD Card and USB connectors allow you to easily add external storage devices.
Keep track of time in your applications using the on-chip RTC (real-time clock) provided with a battery support.
HydraCortex-M3 Development Board
Product Code: (H-ELC-SBC-3)
|Product Type||Base Development Board|
|PCB Size||95.25mm x 57.15mm|
|Max CPU Frequency||100Mhz|
|On-chip RAM||64KB SRAM|
|Phi Robotics Expansion Bus||Yes|
|Communication Interfaces||UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, USB, Ethernet|
|Other Interfaces||GPIO, ADC, PWM, QEI|
|On-board Peripherals||Micro SD Card Socket, LEDs, Switches|
|On-board USB to UART Converter||Yes|
|Power Supply Options||USB, External Power|
|Reverse Power Protection||Only for External Power|