- Is the basis to build stacks
- Usable with cable based and wireless Master Extensions
- One USB port and four Bricklet ports
The Master Brick is equipped with a 32-bit ARM microcontroller and can be used for two purposes. First of all it has four Bricklet ports and therefore is ideally suited for applications where a many Bricklets are used.
Secondly, the Master Brick can be used for communication purposes. When building a stack the lowermost Master Brick acts as the master of this stack and routes all communication between the boards of the stack and the PC. Other Master Bricks in the stack provide their attached Bricklets.
Normally the communication with a stack is routed over the USB connection of the Master Brick. This can be changed with Master Extensions. There are Master Extensions for cable based interfaces (RS485, Ethernet) and wireless interfaces (WIFI). Extensions are plugged on the topside of the master.
The maximum stack consists of (bottom to top) 1x Step-Down Power Supply, 1x Master Brick, 8x Bricks, 2x Master Extensions. With all Bricks being Master Bricks in a stack up to 36 Bricklets can be connected to a single stack.
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|Microcontroller --> ATSAM3S4C (256kB Flash, 48kB RAM)|
|Current Consumption --> 68mA|
|Bricklet Ports --> 4|