P8X32A Propeller QuickStart Board (Rev. B)

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  • Jameco Part no.: 2151494
  • Manufacturer: Parallax
  • Manufacturer no.: 40000
  • NCNR (Non-Cancelable, Non-Returnable)
  • HTS code: 8543909500
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P8X32A QuickStart Board (Rev. B)

Alternate Angle of P8X32A Board
The QuickStart is an evaluation board for the Propeller. As an open-source reference design the QuickStart board provides basic Propeller circuitry. Developers may use our PCB layout files as their own to speed their project towards completion. As a project board the QuickStart is fully expandable and provides unimpeded access to all I/O pins through an expansion header but includes some button inputs and LEDs to demonstrate programming. With USB power and a selection of QuickStart Project examples it's also the fastest way to get up and running.

Note: A USB-A to Mini-B cable is required, not included.

Examples at Parallax Semiconductor:

QuickStart 1: Comparison of Programming Tools
QuickStart 2: Propeller Programming First Steps
QuickStart 3: Introduction to Spin Objects
QuickStart 4: Common Methods Found in Objects
QuickStart 5: Multiple Cogs
QuickStart 6: Using the Parallax Serial Terminal


  • Open hardware reference design through our Altium and DipTrace PCB layout files (more export options may be possible)
  • Bus-powered USB coupled with 3.3V regulator for 500 mA
  • 5 MHz crystal on board may be disabled by removing SMT jumper, allowing replacement with external through-hole crystal
  • 64KB EEPROM (32K for P8X32A program, 32K for general-purpose use)
  • External brownout reset may be installed by removing SMT jumper
  • (8) blue LEDs on P16-P23
  • (8) resistive touch-buttons on P0-P7
  • Pads for sigma-delta A/D circuitry (two resistors and two capacitors, both 0603) for using the Sigma-Delta A/D AppNote
  • Expansion header provides access to Vss, Vdd, 32 I/O pins (28 for any use, 2 are I²C bus, and two are optional Tx/Rx if connected to USB power)
  • Measures 2" x 3" (5.1 cm x 7.6 cm)


  • Power Requirements: 3.3 or 4 to 9 VDC, up to 500 mA
  • Communication Interface: USB, 3.3 V serial, I²C
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +185 °F (-40 to +85 °C)
  • Dimensions: 2.0 x 3.0 x 0.36 in (5.0 x 7.6 x 0.84 cm)

Downloads & Resources:

Visit Parallax Semiconductor for the most recent downloads and support files.
QuickStart Unofficial Games Contest (forums)
P8X32A QuickStart PCB Layout (pdf)
P8X32A QuickStart Schematic (pdf)
P8X32A QuickStart Board Bill of Materials (pdf)
P8X32A QuickStart PCB Schematic (DipTrace .dch)
P8X32A QuickStart PCB Layout (DipTrace .dip)
Touch Buttons LED Demo (Propeller project archive)

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