Written by Eli on Monday, August 06, 2018.
This post was originally written on June 28, 2013.
Vetco has recently added the powerful Arduino Due, with it’s 32-Bit ARM processor and the breadboard-friendly Arduino Nano to our ever evolving inventory of Arduino related products.
The Arduino Due (VUPN7299) is based on the Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU – It’s the first 32-Bit ARM based Arduino Microcontroller. This board is stuffed with great features – 54 digital IO pins (12 are PWM), 12 Analog inputs, 4, that’s right, 4 UARTS, 2 DACs, USB OTG (USB On-The-Go), a blazing fast 84MHz clock and loads of other features in a footprint about the size of the Arduino MEGA2560. One of our favorite features of the Arduino Due is the replacement of the bulky USB-B programming jack with a micro-USB B jack – This jack no longer interferes with stacking shields, etc. One thing to keep in mind when using the Arduino Due is that the I/O pins are 3.3V, NOT 5V like most other Arduino boards. Consider picking up some NTE4050B hex buffer IC’s to aid in interfacing with 5V devices.
The Arduino Nano (VUPN7189) is a breadboard-friendly version of the Arduino UNO – it has the same functionality as the UNO R3, but in a smaller package. It also lacks the bulky DC power jack and has replaced the USB-B jack wih a Mini-B jack. The Arduino Nano makes breadboarding easier by doing away with the rats nest of jumper wires that would traditionally be used to connect the UNO to a breadboard. All you need to do is plug the Arduino Nano into the breadboard and away you go. Our version includes single row header pins, but you must solder them on yourself.