The Akafuino X is a microcontroller board based on the Atmel XMega32A4 microcontroller.

The Akafuino X can run Arduino sketches. It uses a special version of the Arduino IDE that adds support for the XMega line of processors. See the XMegaduino projectfor more details.

Highlights of the Akafuino X:

  • Arduino form factor, compatible with tons of Arduino shields
  • Runs on 3.3V
  • All digital inputs are 5V tolerant
  • Compatible with all Akafugu Arduino libraries and products such as null and null
  • 5 UART's with individual speed setting
  • Runs at 32MHz
  • 32k of flash memory
  • Onboard DAC with Arduino library (Two-channel, 12-bit, 1Msps)
  • 16 PWM pins
  • Onboard RTC (with footprint for soldering a 32kHz crystal for accurate second measurement)
  • Can be powered by a wall-wart AC/DC adapter up to 12V (9V recommended)

When to use the Akafuino X over an Arduino board:

  • When you need a little more processing power (twice the amount of clock cycles!)
  • When you need a DAC (comes with a two-channel DAC onboard)
  • When you want to interface directly with 3.3V logic (no level converter neccesary)