Pandauino 644 Narrow and 1284 Narrow boards powered by Microchip ATmega644 and ATmega1284 8-bit AVR MCU in a compact form factor slightly larger than the official Arduino Nano.
The Pandaunino boards also come with up to eight times more RAM, more flash, as well as ten extra digital I/Os compared to Arduino Nano while keeping software compatibility.
Pandauino 644/1284 Narrow boards specifications:
- 644 Narrow – Microchip ATmega644 8-bit AVR microcontroller with 64KB flash, 4KB SRAM, 2KB EEPROM
- 1284 Narrow – Microchip ATmega1284 8-bit AVR microcontroller with 128KB flash, 16KB SRAM, 4KB EEPROM
- USB – 1x Micro USB port for power and programming
- I/Os – 24x digital I/Os including up to 8x PWM (6x max for 644 Narrow), 8x analog I/Os, 1x SPI, 2x USART, 1x I2C
- Power Supply –
- 5V input with on-board 5V and 3.3V regulators.
- Max current – USB: 500 mA limited by a PTC. Vin: 800 mA @ 6.2 V, 25°C
- Current consumption – 35 mA
- Dimensions – 1097 mm²
- Weight – 8 grams
The developer has yet to release resources for the board, but schematics,
programming examples and a user’s manual should be available on a GitHub repository as the campaign progresses.
A comparison between Arduino Nano, Mega2560, and the Arduino Narrow boards has also been provided.
Basically, it looks interesting for projects that need similar features as Arduino Mega 2560 board but in a much smaller form factor, and where Arduino Nano does not quite have enough memory, flash, and/or I/Os to meet your requirements.
Pandauino 644/1284 Narrow has launched on Crowd Supply with a $1,500 goal. Pandauino 644 Narrow is offered for $29, while the 1284 Narrow board requires a $35 pledge. You could also add $6 to your pledge for an optional 0.49″ OLED display. Shipping is included to the US but adds $8 to the rest of the world. Since the project is designed in France, manufactured in the US, and will have low volume production, it’s quite more expensive than Arduino clones coming out of China. More details may eventually be found on the product page.
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.