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PropStick USB

Vendor's Description: 

The PropStick USB is a rapid development tool for the powerful 8-cog multiprocessing Propeller microcontroller. The flexibility of a 40-in DIPpackage is combined with the convenience of an onboard Propeller P8X32A-M44, EEPROM, voltage regulator, removable 5 MHz crystal, reset button, and USB interface. This module is ready for rapid protoyping use in a breadboard, perfboard with wire-wrap, or in a 600 mil 40-pin socket soldered to a PCB.

The PropStick USB is included with the breadboard-based Propeller Education Kit - PropStick USB Version.


  • Propeller 44-Pin QFN Chip
  • 32 kB EEPROM
  • FTDI FT232 USB interface with mini USB connector
  • USB data transfer indicator LEDs
  • 5 MHz crystal socketed for replacement
  • 3.3 V onboard voltage regulator supplies up to 280 mA for the Propeller chip and application circuits with a 5 VDC input
  •  Reset button
  • USB A to Mini-B Retractable Cable is included

Key Specifications:

  • Power requirements: regulated 5-9 VDC. 
  • Communication: 232R USB interface to PC for programming and bidirectional communication
  • Dimensions: 2.0 x 0.6 x 0.45 in (51 x 16 x 12 mm)
  • Operating temp range: 32 to 158 °F (0 to 70 °C)

Note that the PropStick USB is not intended to be plugged into 40-pin sockets made for the Parallax. BASIC Stamp 2p40, due to differences in programming interface, pinouts, and supply voltages.