Alcatraz™ is a breakout board that provides access to all 140 signals available from the dual 70-pin connectors of any attached Overo COM.
IMPORTANT: This version of the Alcatraz Board is deprecated because it mates only with Overo COMs using the discontinued AVX connectors, manufactured before January 2020.
Overo COMs manufactured since January 2020 use Panasonic connectors. If interested in a version of the Alcatraz with a Panasonic connector, contact us.
Alcatraz™ is a breakout board that provides access to all 140 signals available from the dual 70-pin connectors of any attached Overo COM. This board is perfect for anyone who wants to explore what the Overo can do.
Get unrestricted development access for Overo COMs with the Alcatraz breakout board. With pinouts for all 140 signals, a USB console port and level shifters for connecting external boards, the Alcatraz makes it easy to build advanced solutions with the Overo series.
NOTE: More information about the new connector is available here.
|Alcatraz breakout board||
Alcatraz breakout board
2 x 70-pin AVX connectors
3.5V - 5V
|USB Console Port||
|Texas Instruments TPS62111 Step-Down Converter||
A low-noise synchronous step-down DC-DC converter. Component Max Vin: 17V, 1.5A.
|FTDI FT232RQ USB UART Interface||
Connect to an RS232 serial terminal over USB with the FTDI FT232RQ interface
|70-Pin AVX Connectors (Female – Overo Expansion)||
Connect an Overo COM to an expansion board with these 70-pin AVX connectors.
Please read the instructions in the README file carefully before starting. Instructions and functions are explained in the file.
Files that are needed (such as bootloader and operating system) to create a bootable disk image, are available below.
Our Support page links additional resources.