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The First Arduino Board Based on Raspberry Pi Silicon Has Arrived!

 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in sensors are all included in the new Nano RP2040 Connect.

Arduino initially introduced you to the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect in January. The first Arduino board with Raspberry Pi silicon. It's been a roller coaster journey bringing it to you, and your enthusiasm has been really motivating through the wait. You'll be relieved to know that the wait is ended.

ARDUINO NANO RP2040 CONNECT WITH HEADERS
ARDUINO NANO RP2040 CONNECT WITH HEADERS

The RP2040 Processor

Raspberry Pi Foundation guys created some fantastic products, and their first in-house silicon is no exception.

This system-on-a-chip is a 32-bit dual-core Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller that runs TensorFlow Lite and is clocked at 133MHz. It is still in its early stages, but it is proven to be quite popular with creators as well as electronics firms. It will be fascinating to watch how the Arduino community reacts to it. We can only think what you can do with the Nano RP2040 Connect board's added capabilities. 


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The Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect.

So it was a no-brainer for Arduino to include an RP2040 at the heart of a new board. We were so convinced of the superiority of this new chip that we believed it merited a powerful, premium Nano board with unrivalled features.

Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect
The incorporation of the u-blox NINA-W102 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radio module is the first and foremost. This wonderful module is most likely already acquainted to Nano users.

This is the project maker's dream come true, featuring a six-axis machine learning-capable IMU motion sensor, on-board microphone for sound and voice activation, an RGB LED, and a plethora of multi-function GPIO connectors. And all on such a small board.

Nano RP2040 Cloud Connectivity

The hardware of the Nano RP2040 Connect, like other Arduino products, is only half the storey.

This gadget is immediately compatible with the Arduino Cloud. It arrived at just the perfect time, as Arduino Cloud plans were being revised. These provide a lot more on the free tier while also introducing a new Entry Plan that truly unleashes the potential of the cloud.

The fact that the Nano RP2040 Connect is a connected device offers up a world of possibilities. Not to mention over-the-air upgrades and programming. This alone can justify a Cloud addition to the board. It allows you complete and extremely simple access to the hardware. This is true even after it has been deployed, installed, or buried in a project's bowels. If it has a Wi-Fi signal, you may use it as if it were connected in through USB. Furthermore, it includes smartphone control through the Arduino IoT Remote app.

ARDUINO NANO RP2040 CONNECT WITH HEADERS

The Cloud even simplifies wireless communication between your Nano RP2040 Connect and other boards. Any device linked to your Arduino Cloud may communicate, and this includes non-official Arduino boards.

Nano RP2040 Support

Arduino updated the official Arduino Mbed Core a few weeks ago to include native RP2040 compatibility.

Because the Arduino Core is plug-and-play, you can utilise current designs created for, example, a Nano 33 BLE Sense on a brand new Nano RP2040 Connect. So, if you've already been working on some project designs, you can get this little workhorse up and running in minutes. Furthermore, it is backwards compatible with the complete RP2040 software ecosystem, so if this is an upgrade for an existing RP2040 board, you're set.

If you're just getting started with sketching for the device, it comes with complete MicroPython support. There's also a free OpenMV licence included in case you have any machine vision projects in the works.

Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect Get Your Today!

Yes, there is a limited quantity at the start. For the initial run, we built as many as we could. However, many have been distributed to our reseller partners. So hurry over to the store right now if you want to be among the first to get your hands on this premium RP2040 board.

Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect Tech Specifications

Board

Nano RP2040 Connect

Microcontroller

Raspberry Pi RP2040 

USB connector

Micro USB A

Pins

LED built-in

13

Digital I/O Pins

20

Analog Input Pins

Analog Output Pins

0

PWM pins

20

External interrupts

20

Connectivity

Bluetooth

Nina W102 uBlox module

Wi-Fi

Nina W102 uBlox module

Secure element

ATECC608A-MAHDA-T Crypto IC

Communication

UART

Yes

I2C

Yes

SPI

Yes

Power

Circuit operating voltage

3.3V

Board Power Supply (USB/VIN)

5V/5-21V

Supported battery

N/A

Battery connector

N/A

DC Current per I/O pin

4 mA

Clock speed

Processor

133 MHz

RTC

N/A

Memory

AT25SF128A-MHB-T 

16MB Flash IC

Nina W102 uBlox module

448 KB ROM, 520KB SRAM, 16MB Flash

Dimensions

Weight

6 g

Width

43.18 mm

Length

17.78 mm

 

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