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    • MCF52259 32-bit MCU with 64K RAM, 512K flash
    • MPR121 capacitive touch sensor
    • MMA8451Q 3-axis accelerometer
    • Optional plug in sensor daughter boards available for: touch, accelerometer, magnetometer
    • Control up to eight PWM RC servo motors (compatible with VEX™ 3 wire servos)
    • Can be used stand-alone, or plugged into the Tower System
    • Integrated open-source BDM (8-bit 9S08JM60 USB enabled MCU)
    • Programmable in C/C using CodeWarrior
    • Supported by Stick OS

    The NXP's Tower Mechatronics Board TWR-MECH that can be demonstrated within NXP Mechatronics Robot is an easy-to-use mechatronics development and demonstration platform. The Tower System Mechatronic Board has a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis magnetometer and a 12-channel touch sensor. It is programmable in C/C using CodeWarrior and an on-board OSBDM flash programming tool. For fast prototyping or for individuals without C/C experience, the Tower System Mechatronics Board is supported by Stick OS.

    The NXP's Tower Mechatronics Board TWR-MECH 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 (MCF52259) with 64K of RAM, 512K of flash, and supports the full range of NXP 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 NXP 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.

    NXP’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.

    Key Applications: Automotive (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Industrial (Advanced Heat Meter, ZigBee® for Home Area Network Metering, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Process Control, Temperature Control, Fieldbus-to-Ethernet Gateway, Ethernet Converter (Bridge), Ethernet Switch, Industrial Hub, Residential Solar Power Inverters, Fire and Security Systems, Security and Alarms Systems, Smart Grid and Smart Metering, Factory Automation), Medical/Healthcare (Electrocardiograph (ECG), Ventilators and Respirators, Diagnostics and Therapy)

    • TWR-MECH board with a MCF52259 32-bit MCU
    • User Guide document
    • Quick Start Guide document