Hydra-X Creation Contest 2014 UTD Logo Hydra-X Creation Contest 2014 poster
Active-Semi is sponsoring an 8-week creation project using the Hydra-X Board powered by the Power Application Controller™ (PAC) IC. The event is being hosted by UTD ACM, IEEE at UTD, and the Robotic and Automation Society of UTD.

There will be a two-day kickoff workshop in the TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102) on the UTD Campus on September 11th and 12th from 5pm to 7pm. The contest will begin on September 11th and go until November 11th at which time a panel of judges will decide the three best projects to award prizes. There will also be a prize for the team who best markets their creation.

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Hydra-X Information

Hydra-X Features and Benefits:

  • 32-bit ARM Cortex Core
  • Multi-mode Power Manager (AC-DC, DC-DC switchers, LDOs)
  • 14 channels of Analog to Digital conversion
  • Configurable AFE with single-ended & differential amplifiers, comparators
  • Open drain drivers
  • Up to 14 PWM timing functions
  • On chip temperature sensor
  • UART, SPI or I2C Serial Communication
  • GPIOs
  • On Board Debugger
  • Single Unit Debugger/Compiler/Programmer

Hydra-X platform offers a USB-to-UART chip which allows the connection of the development board to your computer. This link is advantageous as many applications can benefit from serial communications as seen from an external Graphical User Interface piece of software on your main computer.

Hydra-X also has an on-board debugger (versus a simple boot loader). This allows you to burn your code into FLASH with a simple press of a button. This debugger also gives you the ability to debug your code in real time which is quite priceless for faster development! You can observe memory contents such as variables, register values, etc, as well as stepping through code in hopes of finding that pesky bug.

Hydra-X platform is supported with the hardware kits for PAC5210 and PAC5220 ICs, and comes with supply supported software development kit (SDK) for IAR and CooCox IDEs, documentation, example code and reference designs.


Hydra-X Hardware

Body Boards

ORDER PART #

TYPE

DESCRIPTION

INPUT VOLTAGE

SYSTEM
VOLTAGE
RAILS

GPIO

PWM CHANNEL

INTERFACE

EP-HYDRA-X10-1
zip
Hydra-X10 Body Board PAC5210 based HYDRA-X Platform Evaluation Kit 12V to 52V 12V, 5V,
3.3V, 1.8V
36 14 GPIO SPI
I2C
UART
SWD
EP-HYDRA-X20-1
zip
Hydra-X20 Body Board PAC5210 based HYDRA-X Platform Evaluation Kit 12V to 52V 12V, 5V,
3.3V, 1.8V
28 6 GD
6 GPIO
SPI
I2C
UART
SWD

EP-HYDRA-X10-1

EP-HYDRA-X20-1

Heads

ORDER PART #

TYPE

DESCRIPTION

EH-PROTOS-1
zip
Hydra-X Proto Board HYDRA-X Head board for Prototyping - Small Size Blank Board
EH-PROTOM-1
zip
Hydra-X Proto Board HYDRA-X Head board for Prototyping - Medium Size Blank Board
EH-PROTOL-1
zip
Hydra-X Proto Board HYDRA-X Head board for Prototyping - Large Size Blank Board

EH-PROTOS-1

EH-PROTOM-1

EH-PROTOL-1

Hydra Starter Kits

Downloads for Hydra-X™

EVALUATION KIT

DOWNLOAD LINK

Hydra-X10 User Guide zip
Hydra-X20 User Guide zip
Hydra-X Small Proto Board User Guide zip