Electronic developers and hobbyists have launched 32-bit development board created in the form of the Arduino Due. The new controller, Arduino Due features a SAM3X8E processor from Atmel, based on the 32 bit ARM Cortex M3 architecture running at 84MHz, USB 2.0 interface, 12 x analog inputs, 4 x high-speed serial communication ports and 70 input/output pins to name juts a few. The board comes at a affordable price of $49.

[box_dark]“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.”[/box_dark]

Technical Specification

  • Microcontroller                                                 AT91SAM3X8E
  • Operating Voltage                                            3.3V
  • Input Voltage (recommended)                     7-12V
  • Input Voltage (min/max)                              6-20V
  • Digital I/O Pins                                                  54 (of which 6 provide PWM)
  • Analog Input Pins                                             12
  • Analog Output Pins                                          2 (DAC)
  • Total DC Output Current on all I/O lines  130 mA
  • DC Current for 3.3V Pin                                 800 mA
  • DC Current for 5V Pin                                      theoretical 1A, recommended 800 mA
  • Flash Memory                                                    512 KB
  • SRAM                                                                    96 KB (64 + 32 KB)
  • Clock speed                                                          84 MHz
  • Debug access                                                       JTAG/SWD connector

For more information check Arduino Due for press release.

Source: Wiredgeekygadgets