A new microcontroller has been added to the ever-growing Adafruit range of electronics this week, in the form of the new Adafruit ItsyBitsy M0 Express microcontroller for CircuitPython and the Arduino IDE. The small yet powerful controller is equipped with an ATSAMD21 Cortex M0 processor running at 48 MHz. Offering a wealth of connectivity options from a tiny form factor controller.
Priced at $12 the ItsyBitsy M0 Express is now available to purchase and measures only 1.4 x 0.7″ offering 6 power pins, 23 digital GPIO pins, 12 of which can be analog in, 1 x analog out, and 13 x PWM out. Hardware specifications include a ATSAMD21G18 32-bit Cortex M0+ with 256KB Flash and 32 KB RAM, 3.3V logic, 48 MHz, 32 bit processor and 2 MB SPI FLASH chip for storing files and CircuitPython code storage.
Developers will also be interested to know that the small microcontroller offers native USB supported by every OS and come supplied assembled and tested with header that can be soldered in for use with a breadboard. Adafruit explains more “When you plug it in, it will show up as a very small disk drive with main.py on it. Edit main.py with your favorite text editor to build your project using Python, the most popular programming language. No installs, IDE or compiler needed, so you can use it on any computer, even ChromeBooks or computers you can’t install software on.” Jump over to the official Adafruit online store for full specifications and purchasing options.