Adafruit has this week announced the arrival of the new Arduino 101 board which comes complete with Intel Curie, and is now available to purchase priced at $39.95.
The Arduino 101 development board combines both the universal appeal of Arduino together with other technologies in the form of the Intel Curie module, Bluetooth LE support and a 6-axis accelerometer/gyro.
The Arduino 101 board measures 75mm x 53mm x 12mm in size and uses a completely new core chipset so a number of libraries will still not support it at the current time. Adafruit explains more :
The Arduino 101 contains two tiny cores, an x86(Quark), and a 32-bit ARC architecture core, both clocked at 32MHz. The board also comes with 14 digital input/output pins (4 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a USB connector for serial communication and sketch upload, a power jack, an ICSP header with SPI signals and 12C dedicated pins. The board’s operating volate and I/O is 3.3V but all pins are protected against 5V overvoltage.
Specification of the Arduino 101 include :
– Microcontroller Intel Curie
– Operating Voltage 3.3V (5V tolerant I/O)
– Input Voltage (recommended) 7-12V
– Input Voltage (limit) 7-20V
– Digital I/O Pins 14 (of which 4 provide PWM output)
– PWM Digital I/O Pins 4
– Analog Input Pins 6
– DC Current per I/O Pin 20 mA
– Flash Memory 196 kB
– SRAM 24 kB
– Clock Speed 32MHz
– Bluetooth LE, 6-axis accelerometer/gyro
For more information on the new Arduino 101 development board with Intel Curie jump over to the Adafruit website for details and the ability to purchase, priced at $39.95. If you liked this you might also be interested in building an Arduino wind speed meter
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