Arduino and Raspberry Pi dev boards can be used in production systems

Two development boards, the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect and Raspberry Pi Pico, are described as game changing, says Farnell. They are designed for easy integration into production systems.

The Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect and Raspberry Pi Pico provide differentiated development platforms for the Raspberry Pi-designed RP2040 microcontroller.

Engineers familiar with Raspberry Pi and Arduino can use the development boards to design and deploy new systems quickly and easily to accelerate time to market, says Farnell.

Raspberry Pi Pico was the first development board built on the RP2040 microcontroller, designed in house at Raspberry Pi and the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect is the first connected RP2040 board that enables designers to benefit from the Nano form factor.

The Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect is pin-compatible with the Nano form factor. The powerful RP2040 microcontroller, with dual ARM Cortex-M0+ processors and 264kbyte of SRAM, allows users to build IoT and machine learning projects. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity is via the u-blox NINA W102 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio module. There is also 16Mbyte of on-board QSPI flash, a six-axis IMU (accelerometer and gyroscope), an RGB LED, 20 digital general purpose I/O (GPIO) pins, eight analogue inputs and compatibility with Arduino Cloud.

The Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect is suitable for edge computing, wearable devices, VR controllers, and can function as a voice assistant using the included omni-directional microphone.

Raspberry Pi Pico features 2Mbyte of on-board QSPI Flash, 26 multi-function GPIO pins, of which three can be used in analogue inputs and an onboard buck-boost regulator. Developer tools available include simple drag and drop programming via micro-USB, three-pin serial wire debug (SWD) for interactive debugging, a comprehensive C software development kit (SDK) and a mature MicroPython port. With castellated pads, Raspberry Pi Pico is designed for integration into a range of professional microcontroller applications.   

The Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect and Raspberry Pi Pico are in stock and available for fast delivery from Farnell (EMEA), element 14 in APAC and Newark in North America.

Farnell is the longest standing Raspberry Pi partner and has sold more than 15 million units to date. Farnell stocks the complete range of Raspberry Pi SBC including the recently launched Raspberry Pi Pico for professional, commercial, education or home use. Accessories available include cases, power supplies, micro-HDMI cables and the Raspberry Pi high resolution camera.

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