The Prime

Exploration

Introduction


The Prime Exploration is perfect for cost-saving prototyping and low-budget experimenting. Its housing is made using injection molding with PC/ABS compounds, enforced with 30% glass-fiber. The Prime Exploration has an interchangeable bridge for connectors with which you can choose what kind of connectors suit your application best. There are currently two standard variants of these bridges. The first variant is equipped with the on-demand JST GH series connectors. These connectors are low-cost, easy to use and have a low footprint. The second bridge has terminal blocks for connections, which is convenient to tailor to your needs.

Specifications

  • 50 x 92 x 80 mm
  • 200 gr
  • PC/ABS + GF 30%
  • -
  • Bridge-dependent
  • Up to 6
  • Up to 10
  • Up to 4
  • -

Price starting from: €499,-

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Highest computing power
for real-time systems


The Prime enables the highest computing power for real-time systems available. The Prime uses the i.MX Crossover MCU with Arm® Cortex®-M7 Core; a high-performance, low-power crossover processor. It runs at 600 MHz with 1MB SRAM, 4 MB flash, and runs on Avular ArtOs. This enables you to get FPGA-like performances with the Prime.

The endless connectivity
of the Prime Exploration


The unique design of the Prime exploration is made for customization. Next to the power input and the Wi-Fi antenna, there is a high density pin connector to for custom connectivity solutions.

This way is a flexible yet robust way of prototying. With a perfect fit, the custom connector -referred to as a bridge- is robustly fixed on the Prime Exploration.

A different bridge to explore
different worlds


The Prime Exploration can be used with different standard bridges from Avular, or create your own bridge. The standard bridges consist out of a JST bridge, compliant with Pixhawk connectivity, and a terminal bridge, that is often used for prototying and in PLCs. If there is a wish to create a custom bridge with the connectors you want, you're able to create your own bridge. Please contact us for more information on custom bridges.

The bare
exploration

The JST
Bridge

The Terminal
Bridge

Fully modular


To make the Prime Exploration fully modular, we have added the functionality to click expansion modules (auxiliaries) onto the Prime as a base module. The auxiliaries that are currently being developed to expand your Prime Exploration stack will be made from the same material as the Prime Exploration: 30% glass fiber enforced PC/ABS compounds. Different types of Primes and their auxiliaries cannot be mixed and merged together. A maximum of 128 auxiliaries can be coupled.

Low-code programming with Cerebra Studio


With Avular’s intuitive software program Cerebra Studio, you can program your Prime and monitor its signals and change its control in real time in a user-friendly interactive design.

Cerebra Studio is free software, which can be easily downloaded and installed as a desktop application. The GUI enables (control) engineers to code in an easier way. With the press of a button, your model can be flashed on the robot, eliminating at least one engineer. Cerebra Studio offers a basic free license, and a paid Pro license with more functionalities and features.

Cerebra Studio can automatically translate your MATLAB model to binary code ran on the micro controller. The speed and ease with which the code is translated to the robot saves resources and improves project’s time efficiency. Cerebra Studio also allows you to integrate existing code, either through directly interacting with our firmware or integrating your code in a MATLAB model.


Three types of the Prime

There is a Prime for every use-case and price point. We have developed three different types of Primes, to cater to all needs. These three differ in robustness, IO and weight. What they all have in common is ease-of-use, powerful computation power and their compact, lightweight design.

Exploration

De Exploration Prime is perfect for cost-saving prototyping. It has an interchangeable bridge for its connectors, so you can choose what type of connectors are most suitable for your application.

  • 50 x 92 x 80 mm
  • 200 gr
  • PC/ABS + GF 30%
  • -
  • Bridge-dependent
  • Up to 6
  • Up to 10
  • Up to 4
  • -

Price: €499,-

Industrial

The Industrial Prime is ideal when developing a new industrial application and its waterproofness makes it crucial for outdoor applications. Its high-end connectors are reliable, robust and waterproof. All Industrial expansion modules are waterproof.

  • 50 x 92 x 80 mm
  • 380 gr
  • Aluminium 6082T6
  • IP67
  • 8 Pin M8
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 2

Price: €799,-

Rugged

The Rugged Prime is recommenced for high-end applications and built with the strongest, most robust components available. The push-pull connectors ensure that it can also be used in applications that require a high number of mating cycles.

  • 50 x 92 x 80 mm
  • 380 gr
  • Aluminium 6082T6
  • IP67
  • Push Pull
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 2

Price: €999,-


Educational opportunities

Although Avular mainly focusses on mobile robotics, the Prime Exploration can also be used in other use cases – it can be used to program any type of actuator and sensor reading. As such, it can also be used to create prototypes for control mechatronic systems such as a robotic arm.

The Prime Exploration is also a very useful tool for educational purposes, specifically because of the cost-efficient material, yet robust design. Students can get familiar with MATLAB Simulink and embedded programming using the Prime.

Please contact us about the possibilities.