Today the official Arduino blog has revealed details of the new Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400 development boards, providing more details on the cost-effective solutions designed for developers, makers and enterprises around the world.
The new development boards have been created to enable the Arduino community to quickly add connectivity to their projects and ease the development of battery-powered Internet of Things edge applications, says Arduino.
Both boards measure just 67.64 x 25mm in size and require only low power to function them making them the ideal choice for emerging battery-powered IOT edge devices and projects. The Arduino blog explains more :
Offering 32-bit computational power similar to the Arduino MKR ZERO board, the MKR WAN 1300 is based around the Murata LoRa low-power connectivity module and the Microchip SAM D21 microcontroller, which integrates an ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, 256KB Flash memory and 32KB SRAM. The board’s design includes the ability to be powered by either two 1.5V AA or AAA batteries or an external 5V input via the USB interface – with automatic switching between the two power sources.
In addition, the MKR WAN 1300 offers the usual rich set of I/O interfaces expected with an Arduino board, and ease of use via the Arduino IDE software environment for code development and programming. Other features include an operating voltage of 3.3V; eight digital I/Os; 12 PWM outputs; and UART, SPI and I2C interfaces.
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