The SparkFun Thing Plus development board based on the Adafruit Feather format Is now available to purchase priced at just under $20. The ATSAMD51J20 is an 8-bit AVR microcontroller that utilizes a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 processor with Floating Point Unit (FPU) explains Sparkfun. A unique combination of 8-bit and 32-bit technologies!
The development board is capable of running up to 120MHz, up to 1MB of flash memory, up to 256KB of SRAM with ECC, up to 6 SERCOM interfaces as well as providing a 600mA 3.3V regulator and LiPo charger. Sparkfun explain a little more :
“Is it power you seek? With a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F MCU, the SparkFun SAMD51 Thing Plus is one of our most powerful microcontroller boards yet! The SAMD51 Thing Plus provides you with an economical and easy to use development platform if you’re needing more power with minimal working space. This Thing even comes flashed with the same convenient UF2 bootloader as the RedBoard Turbo. To make the Thing Plus even easier to use, we’ve moved a few pins around to make the board Feather compatible and it utilizes our handy Qwiic Connect System which means no soldering or shields are required to connect it to the rest of your system!”
Jump over to the official SparkFun Thing Plus product page by following the link below for purchasing options and more documentation.
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