Design Platform, Development Board and Basic Board Comparison

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Design Platform, Development Board and Basic Board Comparison

OpenLab has three different categories of products.

  • OpenLab Design Platforms
  • OpenLab Development Boards
  • OpenLab Basic Boards

Below table summarizes the main applications and features available with each type of platform/boards.

OpenLab Features

Design Platform

Development Board

Basic Board

Best suitable for

Where would this platform be suitable to use?

  • College/University Labs
  • Group training Purposes
  • Product Prototyping
  • Project Development
  • Product Prototyping
  • Project development
  • Individual learning purposes
  • project development
Online Courses

Video courses available as packages

OpenLab Primer Courses

Free, 3-year Group licences of 3 numbers

OpenLab Primer Courses

Free, 1-year licence

Basic Board Primer Courses

Available with 50% discount as a separate package

Port flexibility

Can you change default ports of on-board modules/boards?

FlexibleFlexiblePorts cannot be changed
Online Tutorials & GuidesAvailableAvailableAvailable
Modular Structure

Is this platform follows modular approach by combining different peripheral boards?

Yes. Each section is manufactured and connected as separate boards which are connected in an elevated form. They are screwed to the board and it can be replaced easily by anyone. It also helps in learning/debugging.NoNo
Additional Boards support

Is there a support for advanced peripheral boards available in the cart and any future releases?

Yes, default peripheral boards can be replaced by additional boards of your choice. It will be compatible with future releases also.Not possible, All the functionalities are on the same board.Not possible, All the functionalities are on the same board.
QuickInsert Boards

Is this platform support inserting QuickInsert Boards?

Yes, via ASIB boards which freely is available with all the packagesYes, directlyYes, directly
Arduino Shields Support

Is this platform compatible with Arduino Shields? Can I directly insert them into OpenLab?

Yes, via ASIB boards which is freely available with all the packagesNoNo
IoT Application development support
Wireless Applications

Can this platform be used for IoT and Wireless application development

Yes,

  • by using IoT board (an additional board with WiFi/Bluetooth/GSM/GPRS/GSM).
  • Additionally, you can use QuickInsert Boards also
Yes, with QuickInsert Boards. Need to purchase each wireless board separately.Yes, with QuickInsert Boards. Need to purchase each wireless board separately.
Robotics/High Current application development
Yes

  • Simple motor control applications with default OpenLab board.
  • Robotics and advanced motor control applications with an additional Board (Motor Robotic board)
Yes, simple motor control applications onlyNo
High Voltage/AC applications
Yes,

  • AC device controlling applications are available by default.
  • Triac based applications can be developed with an additional board (Triac Board)
Yes, relay control application is possible with this board.No
Debugger Support
Yes, available with packages.Supported, we provide programmer only.Supported by ARM only. For others programmers supported.
Programmer SupportYes, all the official and third-party programmers Yes, all the official and third-party programmers Yes, all the official and third-party programmers
On-board modulesSD Card, USB, RS-232, RTC, EEPROMSD Card, USB, RS-232, RTC, EEPROMSD Card, USB, RS-232, RTC, EEPROM
Available display modules
  • 7-segment displays
  • Graphic LCD
  • Character LCD
  • Touch TFT LCD Board can be purchased additionally
  • 7-segment displays
  • Graphic LCD
  • Character LCD
  • 7-segment displays
  • Character LCD
  • Graphic LCD can be purchased additionally
Input/Output options
  • IO Board with switches & LEDs (8 channel input/output with mode control options)
  • 4×4 high-quality keypad
  • Breadboard
  • Touch Keypad (4×4) can be purchased additionally
  • 8 switches/LEDs (8 channel input/output with mode control options)
  • 4×4 high-quality keypad
  • 8 LEDs
  • 8 switches in 4×4 keypad format

Supported Microcontroller families

  • ARM Cortex M3/M0
  • PIC – PIC18F family
  • 8051 – 89S5X family
  • AVR ATmega32
  • ARM Cortex M3/M0
  • PIC – PIC18F family
  • 8051 – 89S5X family
  • AVR ATmega32
  • ARM Cortex M3/M0
  • PIC – PIC16F family
  • 8051 – 89S5X family
  • AVR ATmega32

OpenLab Design Platforms

39,999/- onwards. Customizable packages available.
  • ARM/PIC/8051/AVR
  • Free, 3 year x 3 of Group licences for Online Courses, worth 9x ₹10,000/- at no additional cost

OpenLab Development Boards

24,999/-
  • ARM/PIC/8051
  • Free, 1 year Single licence for Online Course worth ₹10,000/-

OpenLab Basic Boards

8,999/-
  • ARM/PIC/8051
  • Online Course can be purchased by paying additional ₹4,000/- (worth ₹8,000/-)