A smart slave is an I2C slave that can be connected to a master board. The slave will be usually be powered by the master board as well and may receive 12V as well as anything between 3.6 and 6V. The idea is that the slave will not get a regulated current and it could come from a solar panel, a battery or a regulated power source.
Each slave will have a specific base I2C address that can be tuned using the A0 and A1 jumper. By default it is the base address and you may add repectively 1 or 2 by soldering A0 and A1.
The I2C bus should be free of any other devices. If some companents are using the I2C bus a software I2C library should be installed.
The slave should be able to reach in sleep mode less than 25 µA. This means that all the devices should be powered from the CPU in order to completely cut off the current.
A slave must have currently a crystal in order to work with external clock at 8MHz. This is not the default behaviour of the ATMEGA328 that works on the internal clock. However it seems that the internal clock is not precise enough (up to 5% error ?) and therefore USART communication may be very difficult.
USART communication (RX and TX) is mainly used for development and this part could be removed later.
This is also the reason for the presence of the FTDI port.
We could get rid of the FTDI and 8MHz crystal if we don't need Serial communication and we don't need to debug the board anymore (i.e. for production).
The logo of Hackuarium is present on the layer 200 and 201 in eagle. You may try to move it by hidding all the other layers.
Before submitting the PCB for manufacturing like for https://www.pcbway.com you need to generate the Gerber files.
The CAM processor for eagle starting 8.6 is present in this folder. They changed completely the format but what is cool is that you can now directly export the ZIP file. You may remove from the silk layer 200 or 201 if the logo of hackuarium really does not fit. Don't forget to test the generated gerber by uploading it on https://gerber-viewer.easyeda.com/
|D2||PD2(INT0)||Interrupt allows wake up|
|D3||PD3(INT1)||Interrupt allows wake up|
|D20 A6||ADC6||ADC only input|
|D21 A7||ADC7||ADC only input|
- RX, TX used for serial communication over USB (debug)
- SDA, SCL: I2C communication with master
- MOSI, MISO, SCK: boot loader