Arduino Zero was unveiled over two years ago with an Atmel SAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0+ MCU in Arduino Uno Rev.3 form factor, the company has now launched Arduino MKRZero with the same MCU but using the much smaller Arduino MKR1000 form factor.
- MCU – Atmel/Microchip SAMD21 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ MCU @ 48 MHz with 32 KB SRAM, 256 KB flash (8KB for bootloader)
- External Storage – micro SD slot
- Digital I/O Pins – 22x GPIOs with 12x PWM, UART, SPI, and I2C, 8x external interrupts
- Analog Pins – 7x analog inputs (8/10/12-bit ADC), and 1x analog output (10-bit DAC)
- DC Current per I/O Pin – 7 mA
- USB – 1x micro USB port for power and programming
- Debugging – USB via Atmel’s Embedded Debugger (EDBG) on-board debugger, and JTAG
- Misc – reset button, 1x LED (pin 32), 32.768 kHz RTC
- 5V via micro USB port or Vin pin
- Battery connector for LiPo battery (3.7V, 700mAh minimum)
- 5V and 3.3V pins can support up to 600 mA
- I/O Operating Voltage – 3.3V
- Dimensions – MKR1000 board form factor
Arduino MKRZero can be purchased now for $21.90 or €20.90 plus tax and shipping on Arduino store.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
2 Replies to “Arduino MKRZero is a Smaller Arduino Zero Board”
Does the USB port can actually be used to transfer data, other then programming and power?
Arduino MKRZero’s product page mentions “Full-Speed USB Device and embedded Host”, so you could probably power it via Vin or a LiPo battery, and use the micro USB port for connect a USB device to transfer data.