A brand new board joins the Arduino household, and it’s essentially the most highly effective ever designed for makers, engineers and creators: at the moment we’re asserting the GIGA R1 WiFi. Bridging you from nice enjoyable to wonderful efficiency, it opens the door to infinite prospects in robotics, IoT, music, laptop imaginative and prescient, digital fabrication, and any sort of tasks involving machines, interfaces, and real-time processing.
Excited but? As a result of we positive are. Springboarding off the R&D efforts that energy the Arduino Professional merchandise like Portenta H7, we’ve got developed a brand new product for formidable makers, providing all the facility of the STM32H7 microcontroller within the identical kind issue as the favored Mega and Due boards – and at an accessible worth level. It’s the right device for artists, avid gamers, sound designers, researchers and extra, to step up their sport, degree the taking part in discipline, and add energy to their play.
With GIGA R1 WiFi you possibly can assume larger and be extra artistic than ever. It’s “two brains in a single” due to the dual-core microcontroller (Cortex®-M7 core at 480 MHz and Cortex®-M4 at 240 MHz) which lets you run two Arduino packages concurrently – or, why not, an Arduino program and a MicroPython one. With this structure, you possibly can separate higher-level logic similar to shows, interfaces, and networking from time-critical duties similar to motor management.
The board might be powered at 24V and takes the pins depend to the stellar and fairly distinctive variety of 76 (of which 12 analog, 13 PWM, 4 serial ports, 3 I2C, 2 SPI, 1 FDCAN, 1 SAI). However get this: all of it suits in the identical footprint because the Mega, as a result of the format is optimized with additional pins within the center, so you possibly can enhance current tasks or carry to life new concepts with extra bang and no bulk.
And that’s not all. Because the identify suggests, your GIGA R1 WiFi offers Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity through a high-quality Murata 1DX module supporting exterior antenna. The board options an USB-C® connector for energy, programming and HID gadget functionality (i.e. simulate a mouse or keyboard when related to a PC), however as well as it additionally carries a USB-A connector that gives USB host performance which suggests you possibly can plug a USB stick or one other mass storage unit, in addition to an exterior mouse or keyboard. An input-output 3.5-mm audio jack will allow a number of audio and music tasks, whereas the digicam and show pins will do the remaining everytime you need to create interfaces, management panels or different artistic interactions. This single-handedly makes constructing your individual synth or visible set up not solely attainable, however simpler. Which we love as a result of we consider know-how ought to allow everybody to assume, make and innovate.
Final however not least, with the Arduino Cloud you possibly can simply join the board, create complete dashboards and management your venture out of your smartphone utilizing the native app.
Prepared to search out out extra? Take a look at all of the tech specs on its Arduino Store page!