About Us
My Cart
  NOTE: Digilent will be closed November 26th & 27th for Thanksgiving. Orders received after noon PST on the 25th will be processed on the 1st.  
Enter a value code:

Currently in stock
Cerebot Nano

Atmel ATmega168
Two 12-pin Pmod
One 6-pin Pmod
TWI daisy chain
2-pin analog in
Digilent JTAG USB cable or Atmel AVR Dragon
  • 16KB Flash, 1KB SRAM, 512B EEPROM
  • ESD and short circuit protection for all I/O pins
  • Four small LEDs
  • Small size (1.5" x 0.8")
The Digilent Cerebot Nano board is useful for embedded control and robotics projects for both students and hobbyists.

The Cerebot Nano's versatile design and programmable microcontroller allows you to control different external devices and program the board for multiple uses. The board has many I/O connectors, power supply options, and supports a number of programming tools including ATMEL AVR STUDIO 4, and WinAVR.

The Cerebot Nano can be powered either by connecting a 2 x AA battery holder or an externally regulated power supply to J3. Alternatively, a PmodREG1 and a 5V switching power supply can be connected to J1.

The Cerebot Nano has a number of connections for peripheral device. Digilent peripheral modules (Pmods) include H-bridges, analog to digital and digital to analog converters, a speaker, switches , buttons, LEDs, RS232 converters, screw terminal connectors, BNC connectors, servo motors and more. For more information see the Peripheral catalogue page at

There are two UART signal pin assignment conventions in use on Digilent products. This product uses the old signal assignment convention. Connecting a product using the old convention with one using the new convention requires the use of a Digilent Pmod Crossover Cable. Click here for a more detailed explanation.

NOTE: The Cerebot Nano ships with two straight male and one right angle female 12-pin connectors that are not attached to the board. This allows the greatest flexibility for the user when setting up board usage. The user is required to solder these connectors according to his or her needs.

Related Products:

More Info
More Info
Currently in stock
JTAG-USB Programming Cable
  • Low-cost JTAG configuration & SPI communication solution
  • Connects to a standard 6-pin JTAG or SPI programming header
  • Works with Digilent Adept Suite & AVR Device Programmer software
  • Programs devices that have a JTAG voltage of 1.8V or greater

Currently in stock
Battery Holder (2 x AA)
  • Holds two AA cells
  • Header connector for easy connection to many Digilent boards
  • Polycarbonate construction
  • Part# 163-043P

Support Documents:

Doc # Date Categories Description  
500-145 Product Documentation Cerebot Nano schematic Download
502-095 2/09/09 Product Documentation Cerebot Nano reference manual Download
DSD-0000210 A collection of AVR header files describing the pinouts for all Digilent AVR-based Cerebot boards. Download
DSD-0000274 2/26/10 Demonstration Project This demo shows how to utilize two PmodRF1 Tranceivers to communicate data. The project is divided into two components, each controlled by a Cerebot Nano microcontroller board which receives temperature data from a PmodTMP thermometer. Download
Digilent, Inc.    |    P.O. Box 428 Pullman, WA 99163-0428    |    (509) 334-6306 (voice)    (509) 334-6300 (fax)    |    Contact us