Last update on 09/07/2011
The Kronos Robotics microcontrollers can be broken down into two classes. They are the Dios class and the Athena class. This page is dedicated to the Athena class microcontrollers. The Dios class information page can be found here.
Think of this page as command central for the Athena Class
microcontrollers. This is your road map to all the Athena
information on the web site. If you cant find what you are
looking for give us a shout on the forums.
There are two variants to the Athena class chips. These are the Athena, Nemesis and the Perseus.
For a full set of features for each chip download the Athena Class Feature Sheet.
- Up to 15 IO Lines
- 256 bytes of program space
- 64 bytes of ram
- Up to 75,000 High level commands per second.
- 3.5 - 5.5 volt power range
- Ultra low power usage in sleep mode. <1ua
- Onboard clock
- Hardware PWM
- LCD interface
- Special commands for creating your own Coprocs
- Interrupt driven serial UART with 80 byte buffer
- True If/Then/Else statements
- Special IR input and output commands for communicating with other chips
- Migration path to Dios
- Full X10 IO support
- Can be programmed 1,000,000 Times
All Athena class microcontrollers use the Athena compiler. This
compiler is free and features a simulator that allows you to run your
programs without ever touching a chip. This is great for learning the
language or testing out a new idea. The software can be found here.
To find out exactly what you need to work with the Athena class chips check out the Athena Needs document.
The Athena manual features a tutorial for learning the language.
The manual covers all the Athena Class microcontrollers. The manual can be found here.