Electronic developers and hobbyists who are fond of using the Arduino Uno development board
for projects, might be pleased to learn that a new more powerful 32-bit
development board has been created in the form of the Arduino Due.
new Arduino Due is based on a Cortex M3 ARM processor, and has been
designed to provide increased performance and faster connectivity at an
affordable $49 price, and is available from today.
of the new Arduino Due development board include, a SAM3X8E processor
from Atmel, based on the 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 architecture running at
84MHz, USB 2.0 interface that can be used as a USB Host, 12 x analog inputs, 4 x high-speed serial communication ports and 70 input/output pins to name juts a few.
"Having a 32bit ARM processor running at 84 MHz allows you to do much more much quicker,” -"If
you think about the Quadcopters that Chris Anderson and his community
are building, they need to read many sensors as fast as possible then
process all that data to calculate how to keep the quadcopter flying
properly. Having a faster processor, with much more capabilities like
DMA can increase the stability, responsiveness and precision of the
aircraft while using less chip to do it.”
co-founder Massimo Banzi in an e-mail to Wired, for more information
jump over to the Wired website for the full Arduino Due press release.