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Arduino Due – what about it?

November 28th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Some of you might have noticed the new upcoming product in the Arduino series, the Arduino Due. The Arduino Due is going to be the first Arduino with a processor not being an AVR.

Arduino Due - ARM based Arduino


The Arduino Due is going to contain an ARM Cortex-M3 processor from Atmel, the SAM3U, running at 96MHz. This processor has got a lot more Flash and SRAM than the original Arduino boards, and includes 5 SPI buses, 2 I2C interfaces, 5 UARTs, 16 Analog inputs and a whole bunch of Digital I/Os.
With the processing power of this new board and the big community around the Arduino family, we are going to see much bigger and more advanced projects in the future.

Finally Arduino has realised the need for a more powerfull but easy development board for the market. They have realised that the ARM-family is the way to go in the embedded world, and I am very satisfied with the choice of an Cortex-M3 processor, which is relatively low cost, has a fair amount of processing power, Flash and SRAM and of course also a lot of usefull periphirals.

Their plan is to have this board ready for the market by the end of 2011. We are definitely looking forward to test and review this!

Via: Arduino.cc and Thinq.co.uk

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  1. Monta
    August 7th, 2012 at 00:23 | #1

    Hi , i would like to ask , how is it interfaced on a processor not on a microcontroller? I mean that a processor can’t do it alone, it needs EEPROM , SRAM, etc..

  2. August 7th, 2012 at 11:06 | #2

    @Monta
    Dear Monta.

    No, the Arduino Due contains a microprocessor which has the things like Flash, SRAM and periphirals integrated into the chip.
    So there is no need for these things to be connected externally.

    Regards Thomas

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