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.

$6.95

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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.

$2.35

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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 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...

$20.95

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SparkFun Level Shifting microSD Breakout

Code: SKU-002216

The SparkFun Level Shifting microSD Breakout is quite similar to the SparkFun microSD Transflash Breakout, but with the included level shifting hardware, this board allows you to utilise a microSD card at Arduino’s SD library’s top speed on a 5V system.

$6.95

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SparkFun Level Translator Breakout - PCA9306

Code: SKU-001207

This is a breakout board for the PCA9306 dual bidirectional voltage-level translator. Because different parts sometimes use different voltage levels to communicate, voltage level translators can be the key to making different parts play nice.

$9.95

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SparkFun Logic Level Converter - Bi-Directional (3.3V - 5V)

Code: COM-40018

Easily connect 3.3V devices to a 5V system or vice versa with this little logic level converter from SparkFun. Supports I2C, SPI, TTL Serial and other digital signals. Not compatible with analog signals.

$3.50

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SparkFun OpenLog

Code: SKU-002198

The SparkFun OpenLog data logger works over a simple TTL serial connection to log data to microSD cards up to 64GB. That's a lot of storage! The board works up to 115200bps and has indicator LEDs so you know what is going on.

$17.95

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SparkFun Photo Interrupter Breakout Board - GP1A57HRJ00F

Code: SKU-000381

This is the bare breakout PCB for the GP1A57HR photo interrupter which will detect objects that block the light between its uprights. The board has connections for power, ground and signal. The photo interrupter and resistors are not included. See the related products below.

$2.35

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