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Cerebot Nano: Small Form Factor ATmega168 Microntroller Board (RETIRED)

This product has been retired and is no longer for sale.

Cerebot Nano: Small Form Factor ATmega168 Microntroller Board (RETIRED)

This product has been retired and is no longer for sale.

Product Description

The Digilent Cerebot Nano board is useful for embedded control and robotics projects for both students and hobbyists. With it's versatile design and programmable microcontroller, it will allow you to control different external devices and program the board for multiple uses. The board has many I/O connectors, power supply options, and supports a number of programming tools, including Atmel AVR Studio 4 and WinAVR. 

The Cerebot Nano can be powered either by connecting a 2 x AA battery holder or an externally regulated power supply to J3. Alternatively, a PmodREG1 and a 5V switching power supply can be connected to J1. 

The Cerebot Nano has a number of connections for peripheral device. Digilent peripheral modules (Pmods) include H-bridges, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, a speaker, switches, buttons, LEDs, RS232 converters, screw terminal connectors, BNC connectors, servo motors, and more. For more information, check out the Pmod category

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There are two UART signal pin assignment conventions in use on Digilent products. This product uses the old signal assignment convention. Connecting a product using the old convention with one using the new convention requires the use of a Digilent Pmod Crossover Cable (not included). Click here for a more detailed explanation. 

The Cerebot Nano ships with two straight male and one right angle female 12-pin connectors that are not attached to the board. This allows the greatest flexibility for the user when setting up board usage. The user is required to solder these connectors according to his or her needs.


Processor/IC: Atmel® ATmega168


  • Two 12-pin Pmod ports
  • One 6-pin Pmod port
  • TWI daisy chain
  • 2-pin analog in

Programming: Digilent JTAG USB cable or Atmel AVR Dragon


  • 16KB Flash, 1KB SRAM, 512B EEPROM
  • SPI, TWI daisy chain, USART
  • Eight channel 10-bit ADC
  • One 8-bit timer/counter and one 16-bit timer/counter
  • One analog comparator
  • 3.3V operating voltage
  • Four analog inputs
  • 8 MHz/1 MHz clock source
  • Two 12-pin Pmod ports, one 6-pin Pmod port
  • Four small LEDs
  • Programmable with Digilent's JTAG USB cable or Atmel AVR Dragon



  • Cerebot Nano
  • Two straight male 12-pin connectors
  • One right angle female 12-pin connector

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