Arduino Introduces 4x new Nano boards
Arduino has begun pre-orders for four new 45 x 18mm Nano form-factor boards. They include a $10 “Arduino Nano Every” model, a faster “WiFi/BT-enabled IoT” model, and two BLE boards. The Arduino Nano Every Substitutes the ATmega328P-based Arduino Uno-like Nano 3, equipped with ATMega4809, which is more powerful, and energy-efficient, and previously present in Arduino boards like the Arduino Uno WiFi Rev 2. The Nano Every features a 25 percent higher clock speed, 50 percent more flash, and 3x times the SRAM of the Nano 3.
The Nano Every integrates the USB-to-serial chip, which enables advanced users with some additional hacking options. Hackaday, reports that the board “turns up with 21V input into the 5V regulator, with the added advantage of sourcing up to 1 A for external components through the 5 V pin on one of the headers.” This enables a hacker to “choose to inject their unregulated power through the Vin line, or the USB header.” The three 32-bit Nano 33 boards all run at 3.3V. The $18 to $20 Nano 33 IoT enables the SAMA21 MCU and ESP32-based U-blox NINA-W102 WiFi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.2 module.
The Nano 33 IoT enables Arduino IoT Cloud, and also a full TLS secure transport via the crypto chip. The IMU further expands potential mobile and robotics applications. The Nano 33 BLE, and Nano 33 BLE Sense feature a U-blox NINA B306 module based on Nordic Semi’s Bluetooth 5.0 fitted nRF52480 processor. The boards are majorly built for wearables and other low-power devices that require short-range BLE communications. Both models enable a 9-axis IMU. The BLE Sense board incorporates temperature, pressure, humidity, light, color, and gesture sensors features. The BLE Sense also includes a microphone and the ATECC608A crypto chip found on the Nano 33 IoT.
The four Nano boards are listed with pricing (with or without headers):
Arduino Nano Every
Arduino Nano Every goes for $9.90 or $11.90, with a 20MHz Microchip ATMega4809 AVR with 48KB flash, 6KB SRAM; USB-to-serial via Microchip SAMD11D14A (Cortex-M0+)
Arduino Nano 33 IoT
Arduino Nano 33 IoT goes for $18 or $20, with 48MHz SAMD21G18A (32-bit Cortex-M0+), 256KB flash, 32KB SRAM, U-blox NINA W102 (ESP32) WiFi/BT module, Microchip ATECC608A crypto chip and 6-axis IMU.
Arduino Nano 33 BLE
Arduino Nano 33 BLE goes for $19 or $21 with 64MHz U-blox NINA B306 (Nordic Semi nRF52840 based on Cortex-M4F), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, 256KB flash, 1MB SRAM and 9-axis IMU.
Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense
Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense goes for$29.50 or $31.50 with 64MHz U-blox NINA B306 (Nordic Semi nRF52840 based on Cortex-M4F), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, 256KB flash, 1MB SRAM, ATECC608A crypto chip, 9-axis IMU, multiple sensors and mic.
Shipments will begin in mid-June for the Arduino Nano Every, and also the higher-end, WiFi-enabled Nano 33 IoT. The shipping date is slated for mid-July for the Bluetooth-equipped Nano 33 BLE and Nano 33 BLE Sense wearable modules.
More information can be found in Arduino website.