The Arduino Zero is now shipping in the US!

The Arduino Zero is now shipping in the US!

June 06, 2015
Author: Nikolai K.

While the Arduino Zero may look like the Arduino UNO/Leonardo, it features a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ core (Atmel SAMD21) at 48Hz, which makes it signigicantly faster than the previous 8 bit boards. The boards feature 256KB flash memory and 32KB of RAM. If you are planning on writing 256KB worth of Software, you will be delighted to hear about the new Atmel Embedded Debugger (EDBG), which will gives you a full debug interface.

If you are not planning on writing intensive Software, but planning to use these board for hardware purposes, there are improvements on that front. All the digital pin (except Tx/Rx and pin 7) can send PWM signals. The analog pins now have 12 bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), which gives you increased resolution over the previous 10-bit ADCs (4096 divisions vs. the previous 1024). The Arduino zero operates on 3.3V, unlike most of the previous boards.

For further information take a look at the manufacturer website here.