Version 1.5 of the 28 Pin AVR Development Board is now available. As before we have incorporated a number of changes that people had asked for.
The most notable change is a figure-8 shaped hole for mounting the voltage regulator. This configuration allows for both Input/Ground/Output (IGO) and Ground/Output/Input (GOI) style voltage regulators. Other changes to the power supply include the addition of a diode to protect against reverse polarity and a resettable fuse.
All in all there are 6 changes
- Addition of diode to power supply block,
- Addition of resettable fuse to power supply block,
- Support for both IGO and GOI style regulators in power supply block,
- Size increase of IDC/Dual row section from 2x7 to 2x8 pin,
- Additional labels for I/O ports, and
- Small circular mark to identify mounting point for CR2032 battery clip.
The board is available on its own for $9.60 or as part of an ATMEGA168 Development Kit for $19.80. As soon as we can get our hands on some Atmega8 (or Atmega8A) micros it will also be available as part of the ATMEGA8 Development Kit