Date:22nd May 2012
Arduino development boards from Atmel
uses AVR and ARM processor based MCUs
Atmel Corporation has announced the company will be demonstrating
Arduino's latest development boards based on Atmel AVR UC3,
megaAVR and SAM3X8 ARM processor-based MCUs in booth #82
at the San Mateo Maker Faire May 19-20.
The three development boards that enable design engineers
to quickly get their project or design started within the
Arduino ecosystem include:
1. Arduino Due: Based on an Atmel ARM Cortex-M3 processor-based
MCU, also known as the Atmel SAM3
MCU, the Due board is suitable for home automation projects
and can run up to 96MHz.
2. Arduino WiFi Shield: Built for WiFi applications, the
Arduino WiFi shield is powered by Atmel's AVR UC3
MCU and a H&D wireless module, and provides developers
a WiFi interface.
3. Arduino Leonardo: Based on the Atmel megaAVR ATmega32U4,
the Arduino Leonardo is a low-cost Arduino
board. It has the same shape and connectors as the UNO but
it has a simpler circuit. On the software
side it has a USB driver able to simulate a mouse, a keyboard,
and a serial port.
"The great collaboration between Arduino and Atmel
has enabled us to introduce these new platforms to the community,"
said Massimo Banzi, founder of the Arduino Community. "Our
collaboration enables the open-source community to access
the most cost-effective development boards for projects
across numerous market segments and applications. We are
thrilled Atmel is showcasing our latest development boards
at the Maker Faire, and continues to be such a strong advocate
for our mission."
"Atmel is committed to Arduino and its open-source
community," said Alf Egil-Bogen, chief marketing officer,
Atmel Corporation. "Arduino platforms with Atmel AVR
microcontrollers have opened the world of MCU design to
designers of all ages, giving them an easy-to-use and affordable
path to get their projects started quickly. Arduino is a
trusted community that promotes creative and innovative
thinking for anyone that wants to build a project based
on a simple platform."