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Arduino launches MKR1000 IoT Board

Posted by Syed 12/12/2015 0 Comment(s) New Products, Tech & Maker Stuff,

Arduino has announced a new IoT Dev board called MKR1000 for rapid IoT prototyping and development. The board comes packed in with a single SoC ATSAMW25 that contains an SAMD21 Cortex M0 MCU, WINC1500 WiFi module and ECC508 Crypto Engine.


As taken from their blog post

This board has been designed to offers a practical and cost effective solution for makers seeking to add Wi-Fi connectivity to their projects with minimal previous experience in networking. 


The design includes a Li-Po charging circuit that allows the Arduino/Genuino MKR1000 to run on battery power or external 5V, charging the Li-Po battery while running on external power. Switching from one source to the other is done automatically. 


A good 32 bit computational power similar to the Zero board, the usual rich set of I/O interfaces, low power Wi-Fi with a Cryptochip for secure communication, and the ease of use of the Arduino Software (IDE) for code development and programming. All these features make this board the preferred choice for the emerging IoT battery-powered projects in a compact form factor.


The USB port can be used to supply power (5V) to the board.

The Arduino/Genuino MKR1000 is able to run with or without the Li-Po battery connected and has limited power consumption


Read up more about the detailed specs of the board here.

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