Breakout Boards

Breakout Boards

Many microchips these days are only available in a SMD (Surface Mount Device) packages. These chips have very tiny legs that are very close together making them super difficult to individually solder. The leg spacing and orientation also means that the chips can not be put in a breadboard for experimentation.

A breakout board is a basic printed circuit board PCB that has the surface mount chip soldered on and some or all of the pins connected to more easily accessible solder points or holes.

In addition the breakout board may include a few little passive components like resistors or capacitors to support the main microchip so you don't need to add them.

16 Channel Digital & Analog Multiplexer-Demultiplexer

Code: COM-40015

Need more IO? This analog and digital multiplexer-demultiplexer breakout board provides 16 IO channels using just 5 pins on a microcontroller. Digital signals like I2C, Serial are supported as well as analog IO. Operates over 2-6V.

$9.95

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Breakout Board for XBee Module

Code: SKU-000160

This is a simple breakout board for the popular XBee product from Digi. This board breaks out all 20 pins of the XBee to a 0.1" standard spacing dual row header. The spacing between 0.1" headers is 0.5" making it breadboard DIP friendly.

$2.55

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Cherry MX Switch Breakout

Code: SKU-002259

Cherry MX Keyswitches are top-of-the-line mechanical keyboard switches. They’re satisfyingly “clicky”, reliable up to tens-of-millions of key presses, and a standard in gaming and programming keyboards across the globe.

$2.40

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Real Time Clock Module DS1302

Code: MCU-60147

The real time clock module provides seconds, minutes, hours, days, date, months, and year information. This real time clock module communicates with a microprocessor via an I2C interface and has a battery backup.

$7.95

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Real Time Clock Module DS1302 - No Battery

Code: MCU-60151

The real time clock module provides seconds, minutes, hours, days, date, months, and year information. This real time clock module communicates with a microprocessor via an I2C interface and has a battery backup. ** Supplied without a battery for express air delivery **

$7.95

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SparkFun 16 Output I/O Expander Breakout - SX1509

Code: SKU-002160

Are you low on I/O? No problem! The SX1509 Breakout is a 16-channel GPIO expander with an I 2 C interface – that means with just two wires, your microcontroller can interface with 16 fully configurable digital input/output pins.

$10.95

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SparkFun 9 Degrees of Freedom IMU Breakout - LSM9DS1

Code: SKU-002123

The LSM9DS1 is a versatile, motion-sensing system-in-a-chip. It houses a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer – nine degrees of freedom (9DOF) in a single IC! The LSM9DS1 is equipped with a digital interface, but even that is flexible: it supports both I 2 C and SPI, so...

$26.95

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SparkFun Addressable RGB LED Breakout Board - WS2812B

Code: MCU-60215

This board has a surface mount RGB LED for a full rainbow of colour. The built in WS2812B controller chip allows single wire control of many modules chained together. The board has pin holes spaced for breadboard use.

$5.95

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SparkFun DeadOn RTC Breakout - DS3234

Code: SKU-000595

Here is a real time clock based on the DS3234 Real Time Clock IC. The DS3234 is a low-cost, extremely accurate SPI bus real-time clock with an integrated temperature-compensated crystal oscillator and crystal. The RTC maintains seconds, minutes, hours, day, date, month, and year information.

$36.95

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SparkFun FTDI Basic Breakout Board - 5V USB to Serial Adaptor

Code: COM-40005

The FTDI basic breakout board by SparkFun Electronics is ideal for programming the Arduino Pro 328 and Arduino Pro Mini 328 via a USB cable. It is also usefull for general serial applications. The board includes TX and RX LEDs to monitor traffic plus it can be configured to work at 3.3V via a jum...

$22.95

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